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Best Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

This post was written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend

Bank stocks have been in rally mode since the November elections. This has made Warren Buffett even richer than he was before. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) holds several bank stocks in its massive, $148 billion portfolio, led by U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With 85 million shares, Berkshire is U.S. Bancorp’s second-largest investor. Berkshire owns 5% of the company, in a stake worth approximately $4.3 billion.

Banks have seen their valuations rise considerably in just the past few months, as investors become more comfortable with the outlook for the financial sector.

This article will discuss why Buffett has taken such a huge ownership stake in U.S. Bancorp.

Business Overview

The biggest reason why Warren Buffett owns U.S. Bancorp is likely because of its strong management team and competitive advantages.

Last year was a record one for U.S. Bancorp. Net income reached a record of $5.9 billion. Earnings per share of $3.24 was also a record performance. Earnings per share rose 2.5% for the year. The company experienced growth across most of its key metrics.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: China Cord Blood Corporation(CO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE: CO) and Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ: AMR) and Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Global Cord Blood Corp (NYSE:CO) dropped 5.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as low as $9.05 and last traded at $9.34. Approximately 677,976 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 222% from the average daily volume of 210,845 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.92.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    When Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) reported third-quarter fiscal 2018 results after markets closed on Thursday, the chipmaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $4.98 and adjusted revenues of $5.07 billion. The consensus analysts’ estimates called for EPS of $4.82 and $5.07 billion in revenue. In the third quarter of 2017, Qualcomm reported EPS of $4.10 on revenues of $4.47 billion.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $171.04 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $316.42 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $145.38 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Broadcom had the 6th highest net out-flow for the day. Broadcom traded up $4.88 for the day and closed at $268.46

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    Marvell Technology (MRVL) and Cavium (CAVM) both posted large gains on Monday, as investors wagered Marvell’s $6 billion deal to buy Cavium is now less likely to be blocked by Beijing. Broadcom (AVGO) , which has bought plenty of chipmakers over the last few years and has indicated it’s open to making smaller deals after seeing the Trump Administration shoot down its hostile bid for Qualcomm, also has to be pleased at the possibility that Beijing won’t act as a deterrent to chip industry dealmaking going forward.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: LinkedIn Corporation(LNKD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Private Equity 
    This is where Yale’s earned the best returns. Private equity is ownership in companies. That dramatic 93% in annual returns for the past 20 years all came from Yale’s private equity investments. Early Investments in Google (now Alphabet) (Nasdaq: GOOG) and LinkedIn (Nasdaq: LNKD) helped create these massive returns. Private equity currently makes up about 16% of Yale’s holdings.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019

Brokerages forecast that Imax Corp (NYSE:IMAX) will report $79.17 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for Imax’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $72.16 million and the highest estimate coming in at $82.90 million. Imax posted sales of $98.80 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 19.9%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Imax will report full-year sales of $378.78 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $364.05 million to $392.60 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $411.35 million per share, with estimates ranging from $404.57 million to $423.30 million. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Imax.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) and Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.56.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) shot up 2.6% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.10 and last traded at $2.97. 6,914 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 99% from the average session volume of 535,927 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.05.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fmr LLC grew its holdings in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 2.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 12,620,881 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 254,616 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned 0.09% of Castlight Health worth $53,639,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Barrington Research lowered their price objective on H & R Block from $32.00 to $27.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research note on Thursday. ValuEngine downgraded H & R Block from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an equal weight rating and set a $28.00 target price (up previously from $27.00) on shares of H & R Block in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. BMO Capital Markets reduced their target price on H & R Block from $29.00 to $25.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded H & R Block from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. H & R Block presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $26.21.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on H & R Block (HRB)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) traded down about 1.2% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.28 after closing Monday at $23.55. The stock’s 52-week high is $31.80. Volume totaled about 3.1 million, about a third higher than the daily average of around  3.2 million. The company had no specific news. Shares have turned around and are headed for a gain of about 1.4% at the closing bell.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    For tax preparation specialist H&R Block (NYSE:HRB), the first quarter of the calendar year (the company’s fiscal fourth quarter) is by far the busiest. After all, that’s when most of tax season happens.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, newly public Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) wowed investors with its quarterly results, and H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) delivered a disappointing outlook.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: China Cord Blood Corporation(CO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ: AMR) and Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE: CO) and Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Global Cord Blood Corp (NYSE:CO) dropped 5.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as low as $9.05 and last traded at $9.34. Approximately 677,976 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 222% from the average daily volume of 210,845 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.92.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: MoSys, Inc.(MOSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares were also up, gaining 27 percent to $1.9265 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. grew its position in Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) by 39.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 68,663 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,589 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Potlatchdeltic were worth $3,574,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Potlatchdeltic (PCH)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Potlatchdeltic (PCH)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Potlatchdeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan, which allows the company to repurchase $100.00 million in outstanding shares on Thursday, August 30th. This repurchase authorization allows the real estate investment trust to buy up to 3.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $49.60.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $50.83.