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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

If you want your portfolio to grow with American business, and don’t want to choose individual stocks, a S&P 500 index fund could be a smart choice for you. In fact, legendary investor Warren Buffett has said several times that low-cost index fund investing is the smartest way to go for most people, and he has mentioned S&P 500 index funds as a bet on the future of U.S. growth.

Fund Name

Symbol

Expense Ratio

Total Fund Assets

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

VOO

0.04%

$310.7 Billion

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

IVV

0.04%

$110.6 Billion

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.(CCU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.6257635339829 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Beverage stocks have been a hit-or-miss proposition in the U.S., both for megabrewers and for smaller players in the craft beer, spirits, and soft drink industries. But there are plenty of opportunities internationally to invest in the companies that produce drinks. In Chile, Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) produces beer, wine, and soft drinks for several South American countries, and after having seen a slow period to finish 2017, CCU had hoped to find ways to bounce back to start the new year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stevens Capital Management LP increased its holdings in shares of Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) by 53.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 18,154 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,292 shares during the period. Stevens Capital Management LP’s holdings in Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock were worth $453,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monroe Capital Corporation(MRCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC) Director Jeffrey A. Golman purchased 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $13.62 per share, with a total value of $108,960.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $136,200. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PJT Partners (NASDAQ: MRCC) and Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) had its price target reduced by National Securities from $17.00 to $16.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. National Securities currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moelis & Co (NYSE: MC) and Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: MutualFirst Financial Inc.(MFSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MutualFirst Financial (MFSF)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about MutualFirst Financial (NASDAQ:MFSF) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MutualFirst Financial earned a news impact score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.9474560000459 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson increased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of MutualFirst Financial in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. DA Davidson analyst K. Reevey now forecasts that the bank will earn $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.62. DA Davidson has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for MutualFirst Financial’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.69 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.79 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MutualFirst Financial (MFSF)

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Guggenheim S&P Global Water ETF (CGW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Invesco S&P Global Water Index ETF (NYSEARCA:CGW) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 209,583 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,019,000.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: County Bancorp, Inc.(ICBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Middlefield Banc (NASDAQ: ICBK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Southern National Banc. of Virginia (NASDAQ: ICBK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK) President Timothy J. Schneider sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.55, for a total value of $27,550.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 113,882 shares in the company, valued at $3,137,449.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $32.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on County Bancorp (ICBK)

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bridgford Foods Corporation(BRID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Bridgford Foods (NASDAQ:BRID) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgford Foods earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8333900378921 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

We generally don’t know what stocks Warren Buffett and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) stock-picking team are buying until the company’s 13-F is released. However, Buffett confirmed in a recent interview that he has bought two stocks in particular since the second quarter ended.

Specifically, Berkshire’s Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake has gotten even larger, and the company has started buying back its own stock for the first time in years. Here’s a rundown of what we know, why Buffett could be making these moves, and whether investors should follow Buffett’s lead and invest in these two companies.

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Even more Apple

Tech giant and iPhone maker Apple is already the largest stock position in Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio by a wide margin. As of the end of the second quarter, Berkshire owned nearly 252 million shares of Apple, which translates to more than 5% of the trillion-dollar company and is worth about $56.7 billion at the current share price.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: MutualFirst Financial Inc.(MFSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about MutualFirst Financial (NASDAQ:MFSF) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MutualFirst Financial earned a news impact score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.9474560000459 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MutualFirst Financial (MFSF)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MutualFirst Financial (MFSF)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson increased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of MutualFirst Financial in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. DA Davidson analyst K. Reevey now forecasts that the bank will earn $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.62. DA Davidson has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for MutualFirst Financial’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.69 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.79 EPS.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.(CRBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three of the biggest winners this week were Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), Acadia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD), and Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP). What drove these biotech stocks higher — and are they buys now? 

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Biotech

    GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) $3.7 billion
      Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CARA) $697 million
      Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY) $473 million
      22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT: XXII) $313 million
      Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CRBP) $271 million

    Ancillary provider

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Among drug developers, none had a more disappointing quarter than small-cap, clinical-stage company Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP), which fell more than 17%. Corbus is associated with the marijuana industry through its lead drug lenabasum (formerly anabasum), which is an oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug that binds with naturally occurring CB2 receptors expressed on fibroblasts and immune cells. In particular, lenabasum is being targeted at four indications: systemic sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: RadiSys Corporation(RSYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RadiSys (NASDAQ: RSYS) and Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RadiSys (NASDAQ: RSYS) and Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on RadiSys (RSYS)

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock that’s tops on their list for the month of June. These three mid-cap stocks made the cut: royalty drug company Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), mental illness treatment center operator Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC), and health savings account provider HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Innoviva (INVA)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its holdings in shares of Innoviva Inc (NASDAQ:INVA) by 67.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 145,100 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 58,700 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in Innoviva were worth $2,002,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (HRTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    And while it may not always work out well to simply copy the moves other investors make, it can pay off to use their buying and selling moves as jumping-off points in your own research. We asked three real-world investors for their insight, and they wrote about two recent Buffett buys of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), and a recent Baker Brothers buy of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX). 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX) – Equities researchers at Cantor Fitzgerald issued their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Heron Therapeutics in a report issued on Thursday, July 19th. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst L. Chen anticipates that the biotechnology company will post earnings of ($0.23) per share for the year. Cantor Fitzgerald has a “Overweight” rating and a $50.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX) dropped 0.2% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $29.30 and last traded at $30.95. Approximately 33,849 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 944,129 shares. The stock had previously closed at $31.00.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the commercial-stage biotech Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) gained as much as 36.3% today on abnormally high volume. What triggered this massive surge higher? 

  • [By George Budwell]

    As things stand now, Cara’s immediate future hinges directly on the strength of Korsuva’s late-stage results in both postoperative pain and CKD-associated pruritus. Having said that, I think investors should largely consider the drug’s postoperative pain indication as icing on the cake at this point. Heron Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:HRTX)experimental pain medicine HTX-011, after all, appears to have a sizable advantage in terms of efficacy over Korsuva based on the trial data so far. And Heron is almost certainly going to beat Cara to market by several years as well, giving it a formidable first-mover advantage.