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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) extolled many of his portfolio holdings for repurchasing their shares, “some quite aggressively,” in his 2016 annual letter. Buffett, who is price-conscious and won’t repurchase his own companies’ shares at more than 1.2 times book value, a statement he last made good on in 2012, approved of his investees’ buybacks because he believes their shares “have in most cases been underpriced.”

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 27: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett speak with journalist Charlie Rose at an event organized by Columbia Business School on January 27, 2017 in New York City. Gates and Buffett spoke on a range of topics including their friendship, business, philanthropy, global health, innovation, and leadership. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Gilead Sciences isn’t expecting any top-line revenue growth in 2019 because expiring U.S. patents for Letairis and Ranexa could lead to a loss of around $1.2 billion. The company also expects around $900 million in lost sales because of competition with AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) for a share of a hepatitis C antiviral (HCV) market that’s been steadily shrinking. Total HCV sales plummeted from $9.1 billion in 2017 to just $3.7 billion in 2018, and Gilead’s new cellular cancer therapy, Yescarta, is proving more difficult to sell than anticipated.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The number of American adults over the age of 85 will more than double over the next 22 years and this group’s more dependent on expensive medicines than ever. This long-running megatrend will probably drive overall demand for products from AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) and Merk & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) in the right direction for decades to come.

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    In our chat on Feb. 27, I noted that AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) just boosted its dividend by 35%. And I promised I would follow up with a list of more big winners.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.(CRESY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 294,367 shares, a decline of 44.8% from the April 30th total of 533,376 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 179,726 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.6414670877177 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7755181744414 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: RetailMeNot, Inc.(SALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. RetailMeNot earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.6302865418039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a research note issued on Monday, August 13th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Volkmann now forecasts that the business services provider will post earnings of $0.15 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.16. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.43 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.50 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $36.00 and last traded at $35.65, with a volume of 9678 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.71.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA) – Research analysts at Barrington Research increased their FY2019 EPS estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 14th. Barrington Research analyst G. Prestopino now anticipates that the company will earn $1.68 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.63.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a net margin of 10.96% and a return on equity of 12.50%. The business had revenue of $169.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $153.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 36.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will post 1.06 EPS for the current year.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Heartland Financial USA, Inc.(HTLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies raised their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Heartland Financial USA in a research note issued on Tuesday, January 29th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst N. Race now expects that the bank will earn $1.03 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.02. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Heartland Financial USA’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.14 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.42 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.77 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Heartland Financial USA (HTLF)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

One of the favorite pastimes of market watchers is predicting the next seismic shift in investor preference. The latest trendy forecast goes something like this: We’ve had a major pivot from the digital darling FAANG stocks to the rejuvenated “Blue Chips” of 2018. However, finding evidence of this type of leadership swap in history is far from obvious.

The FAANG terminology, while catchy, is too narrow for this particular exercise. The Nasdaq Composite index, in which these five stocks represent 26 percent, and technology or internet names account for roughly 60 percent of the market value, has been the strongest of the major US indices over the past several years.

For the purpose of this exercise, the Dow Jones Industrial average, with its broad diversity across major industry sectors, including such names as Caterpillar, Walmart, Boeing, United Technologies, Pfizer, Disney, and Nike, is a proxy for the Blue Chips.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $128.00 million.

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Navios Maritime (NM)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TechTarget (NYSE: RBA) and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a research note issued to investors on Monday, August 13th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Volkmann now expects that the company will earn $1.50 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ FY2019 earnings at $1.76 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.95 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $36.00 and last traded at $35.65, with a volume of 9678 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.71.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a net margin of 10.96% and a return on equity of 12.50%. The business had revenue of $169.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $153.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 36.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will post 1.06 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.17 per share by the business services provider on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 29th.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Consumer Portfolio Services Inc.(CPSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of Consumer Portfolio Services in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Consumer Portfolio Services from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 27th. Finally, JMP Securities upgraded Consumer Portfolio Services from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $6.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $5.08.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Consumer Portfolio Services (CPSS)

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: STERIS Corporation(STE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Steris (NYSE: STE) and Consort Medical (OTCMKTS:CSRMY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Steris (STE)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Credit Agricole S A raised its position in Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) by 31.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,078 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,000 shares during the quarter. Credit Agricole S A’s holdings in Steris were worth $2,214,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its holdings in Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) by 3.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,289 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 714 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Steris were worth $1,801,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Steris (STE)

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Energy can be a tough area to invest in, with volatile commodity prices from one month to the next and energy usage changing around the world. Even formerly safe utilities aren’t anymore after California utility PG&E went bankrupt. 

To navigate the industry, three Motley Fool contributors got their heads together to lay out why NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR), and Ensco (NYSE:ESV) are the three top energy stocks to buy. They’re very different companies on the surface, but the theme among all three is value in their respective industries. 

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A consistent outperformer

Matt DiLallo (NextEra Energy): Leading utility NextEra Energy recently put the finishing touches on another strong year. Thanks to its continued investments in clean energy, the company was able to grow its adjusted earnings by 15% while boosting its dividend by 13%. Those two factors helped it deliver a total return of more than 14% last year, beating both the market and its peer group by a wide margin. That continued the company’s stretch of outperforming the market, which it has done for the past decade.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION(SAIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Science Applications International (NYSE: SAIC) and Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    There’s sound logic behind this plan to create a one-stop shop for services including enterprise IT, high-performance computing, intelligence analysis, launch support, logistics, and training. The deal would move Science Applications International (SAIC) past Booz Allen Hamilton into second place among pure-play government services firms, trailing only Leidos Holdings in terms of annual sales. But the deal also creates near-term uncertainty around SAIC and could lead to further dealmaking in this rapidly consolidating sector.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Science Applications International (SAIC)

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Marine Corps has selected BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) to manufacture its next-generation amphibious combat vehicle, dealing a major setback to the diversification plans of Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC).

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of IT services company Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC), or SAIC, fell as much as 12.6% on Monday but finished the trading day down 9.1%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Newmont Mining (NEM)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    As recently as four years ago, mergers between the mining giants were still being bandied about. The world’s two largest gold producers, Barrick and Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM), had talked about a possible merger in 2014 and again in 2015, but any chance of a deal died when Newmont acquired a Colorado mine from AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE: AU) in June of that year. Mega-deals between gold miners have been taken off the table.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) EVP Elaine J. Dorward-King sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.47, for a total value of $112,410.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 111,831 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,190,307.57. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nemetschek SE (ETR:NEM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is €104.25 ($121.22).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Boston Partners boosted its holdings in shares of Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 50,976 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 2,033 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners’ holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $1,992,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd lessened its stake in Lendingtree Inc (NASDAQ:TREE) by 29.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,754 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,134 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Lendingtree were worth $589,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC trimmed its position in shares of LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 2.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 8,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 250 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in LendingTree were worth $2,773,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers decreased its position in LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 13,988 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,252 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in LendingTree were worth $4,590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lendingtree (TREE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Buenaventura Mining Company Inc.(BVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 347,900 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,500 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.14% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA worth $4,742,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 231,000 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,149,000.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA) – Research analysts at Barrington Research increased their FY2019 EPS estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 14th. Barrington Research analyst G. Prestopino now anticipates that the company will earn $1.68 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.63.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report issued on Monday, April 9th. Jefferies Group analyst S. Volkmann now expects that the business services provider will earn $0.39 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.37. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TechTarget (NYSE: RBA) and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018

Media stories about Neenah (NYSE:NP) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Neenah earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.6710190130804 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Neenah (NP) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) BidaskClub Lowers Neenah (NP) to Strong Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Neenah (NP) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) Brokerages Expect Neenah (NP) to Announce $0.97 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

Shares of Neenah stock opened at $78.90 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 2.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Neenah has a twelve month low of $72.35 and a twelve month high of $95.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,319.41, a P/E ratio of 18.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.49 and a beta of 1.26.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 3: Let’s go back to the well. So, April last year what was the “I?” Quick quiz at home? That’s right. It was Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG). I own the company, and in front of my gathered fellow Heels last week, I put Intuitive Surgical on this list, as well, so I present it for you again today. It reminds us to continue to add to our winners. It was a winner a year ago. It had a three for one stock split, something that I don’t personally care about. I don’t think we should spend a lot of time talking about stock splits. I realize some people think they’re exciting or are confused by them.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    The VISE acronym stands for:

    Visa (NYSE:V) Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA)

    Each of these four companies brings clear-cut competitive advantages to the table that should allow it to handily outperform the broader market (and the FANG stocks).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In the healthcare world, one of those has to be the impressive quarterly report from Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG). The company increased its revenue by 25%, and accelerated its sales of the da Vinci robotic surgical systems that made it famous. But it’s not just the expensive hardware that is allowing it to prosper — it’s that every machine needs a steady supply of the disposable instruments and accessories used during its procedures. The Fools consider the recent numbers, the outlook, and the investment thesis for Intuitive Surgical stock. But in the, say, anti-healthcare space, cigarette slingerPhilip Morris International(NYSE:PM) took a big hit as demand slackened in major foreign markets. Sales of its e-cig devices are also not growing the way management had hoped.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    But there was more upbeat news elsewhere, with No. 3 airline United Continental(NYSE:UAL) beating on earnings and freight rail titan CSX(NASDAQ:CSX) delivering record first-quarter numbers. Also on the rapid growth train: Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), whose da Vinci systems are selling at an impressive rate. And speaking of sales of tech products, the guys close out the episode by explaining why it’s a win-win that Amazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN) and Best Buy(NYSE:BBY) are joining forces to sell smart TVs.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 4: Let’s go to the “I” stock from our April stocks a year ago. That’s one of my favorite companies, a stock that I own, and have held for more than a decade, and that would be Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), the maker of the da Vinci robot, the surgical robot.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise(NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific(NYSE:PAC), ResMed(NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation(NYSE:LYV).

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.12 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Quality Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) jumped on Friday following the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter report. The provider of software and services to the healthcare industry beat analyst estimates on all fronts. The stock was up 13% at market close.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a net margin of 10.96% and a return on equity of 12.50%. The business had revenue of $169.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $153.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 36.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will post 1.06 EPS for the current year.

Analysts Anticipate Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $194.55 Million

Equities research analysts forecast that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) will post sales of $194.55 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $166.00 million and the highest is $222.90 million. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers posted sales of $166.19 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 17.1%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will report full-year sales of $702.39 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $675.80 million to $773.20 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will report sales of $742.18 million per share, with estimates ranging from $707.00 million to $782.34 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.01). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a return on equity of 12.50% and a net margin of 10.96%. The firm had revenue of $169.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $153.56 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.12 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on RBA. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a research report on Sunday. National Bank Financial upped their price objective on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from $33.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, Raymond James upped their price objective on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from $26.50 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.40.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of RBA. Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc. acquired a new position in Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers during the first quarter worth about $203,000. Comerica Bank acquired a new position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $217,000. Atria Investments LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in the first quarter valued at approximately $244,000. BB&T Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in the first quarter valued at approximately $318,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $323,000.

RBA traded down $0.06 on Thursday, hitting $32.96. 498,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 603,081. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has a 12 month low of $32.67 and a 12 month high of $33.26. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.77, a P/E/G ratio of 3.30 and a beta of 0.70.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 29th. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s payout ratio is 83.95%.

About Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, an asset management and disposition company, sells industrial equipment and other durable assets through its unreserved auctions, online marketplaces, listing services, and private brokerage services. The company sells a range of used and unused equipment, including earthmoving equipment, truck trailers, government surplus, oil and gas equipment, and other industrial assets.

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The company is heavily dependent on Macau for revenues, and regulation changes in the region have impacted it negatively. At its peak in 2013, Macau’s gaming market had reached a size of $45 billion. However, after stricter regulations imposed by Chinese regulators, revenues started slumping. In 2016, the total amount won by casinos in the region stood at nearly $28 billion. Japan is likely to emerge as a huge market for casinos, with annual revenue estimates ranging from $10 billion to $30 billion.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kingstone Companies, Inc(KINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday ended in the red for most major benchmarks on Wall Street, with the Dow trading down by triple digits at times before climbing back toward the close. After having bounced back sharply in recent days, stocks seemed to lose upward momentum, and interest rate fears returned to the market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond once again moved above the 2.9% mark, and shorter-term Treasurys had yields reach levels they haven’t seen in years. Yet even though the overall market was ready to take a break, some companies still enjoyed good news that lifted their shares. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK), Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), and Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID reduced its stake in Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 0.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 154,025 shares of the company’s stock after selling 440 shares during the quarter. Snap-on makes up approximately 2.3% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest holding. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $22,725,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report issued on Monday, April 9th. Jefferies Group analyst S. Volkmann now expects that the business services provider will earn $0.39 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.37. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lands' End, Inc.(LE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) CMO Gill Brown Hong bought 1,525 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $22.20 per share, with a total value of $33,855.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 3,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $76,035. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating restated by Buckingham Research in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $32.00 target price on the textile maker’s stock. Buckingham Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 5.51% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Susquehanna upgraded Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) from Negative to Neutral.

    Wolverine shares rose 7.21 percent to close at $31.95 on Wednesday.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019

Over the last two years, it’s been clear Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is positioning itself as a competitor to Amazon. After paying $3.3 billion for e-commerce provider Jet.com in 2016, Walmart has increasingly encroached on Amazon’s turf by attempting to lure Amazon’s core consumer base, move into new industries, and replicate Amazon’s disruption-focused mindset.

With all the excitement about its digital changes, Walmart’s core terrestrial operations may have flown under the radar. Last year total revenue increased 3%, with the heavily watched Walmart U.S. comparable sales increasing 2.1%. While this figure was the highest growth rate since 2009, it does include e-commerce growth of 44%, which points to much slower growth from the physical channel.

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Needless to say, Walmart will continue to be led by its in-store sales for the intermediate future, and should work to grow traffic and sales in the channel. Its newest strategy should accomplish both goals, and deep-value retailers should be worried.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Raymond James has downgraded Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (USA) (NYSE: RBA) common stock to Market Perform

    Loop Capital's Betsy Van Hees sees storage, networking, and connectivity as the 3 reasons why Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) will return to top-Line growth. She reiterated her Buy rating and $18 price target. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report issued on Monday, April 9th. Jefferies Group analyst S. Volkmann now expects that the business services provider will earn $0.39 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.37. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Excluding the company’s stake in Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC), its top five holdings at the end of last year were as follows:

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP): a 17.6% stake valued at $15 billion with a cost basis of $1.3 billion Phillips 66 Co. (NYSE: PSX): a 14.9% stake valued at $7.5 billion and a cost basis of $5.8 billion Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO): a 12.9% stake valued at $3.6 billion with a cost basis of $248 million Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC): a 9.9% stake valued at $29.3 billion and a cost basis of $11.8 billion Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO): a 9.4% stake valued at $18.4 billion with a cost basis of $1.2 billion

    The following are a few of Buffett’s comments from the letter.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Beverage companies such as PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co. (KO)  have been struggling recently to boost sales of sugary, carbonated drinks as more and more consumers shift to healthier eating habits. PepsiCo has the upper hand, though, as it does not rely solely on beverages.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    “I can see Isodiol being the dominant company in the CBD space, not only in the U.S., but in the whole world,” Washington said, pointing out that he believes the firm will soon be able to compete with early-entrant GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH), even becoming the The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) or PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) of cannabis therapeutics.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lawson Products Inc.(LAWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) is scheduled to announce its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018

U.S. home prices are on a roll. And as we head into the New Year, I am expecting another record year for home prices in 2018. Today, I am going to reveal the safest, easiest and most profitable way to benefit from this trend.

Fueled by record-low interest rates and housing inventories, home prices in the United States hit another all-time high in 2017.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price NSA (SPCS20) Index measures the value of residential real estate in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. The most recent update showed that the index expanded 6.1% to 203 in August, breaking the previous all-time high of 198 from July of 2007. Take a look below.

SPCS20 Index Level Since July 2007

Looking forward, I am expecting another record year. Not only will interest rates remain relatively low, but I see no short-term solution to historically low housing inventories.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Loews Corporation(L)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It’s not just that its general partner Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) has the ability to do so, It appears that both Boardwalk and Loews are seriously considering this option. Here’s Horton again on the call:

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: CPI Aerostructures, Inc.(CVU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) were down around 14 percent to $7.30 on downbeat quarterly results.

    IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) was down, falling around 15 percent to $15.88 following Q2 results. IDT reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $875,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $7.10 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Wayfair Inc (NYSE: W) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $63.71 after first-quarter earnings boasted a 2.7-percent sales beat and 46-percent year-over-year increase in active customers.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Raymond James has downgraded Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (USA) (NYSE: RBA) common stock to Market Perform

    Loop Capital's Betsy Van Hees sees storage, networking, and connectivity as the 3 reasons why Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) will return to top-Line growth. She reiterated her Buy rating and $18 price target. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report issued on Monday, April 9th. Jefferies Group analyst S. Volkmann now expects that the business services provider will earn $0.39 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.37. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Wolfe]

    Grifols SA (GRFS)

    Paulsons fourth largest holding is in Grifols SA where he holds on to 19,786,279 shares of the companys stock. His position in the company represents 4% of his total portfolio and 5.76% of the companys shares outstanding.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Fogo de Chao, Inc.(FOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    But with a VQScore of 4, our top score, this company is one of the best stocks you can buy right now, which means the Raymond James rating might be too conservative. Not only are you getting a company with growth potential, you’re getting it at an excellent price.

    Restaurant Stocks to Buy, No. 2: Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO)

    Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO) is upscale Brazilian steakhouse, originally opened in Brazil in 1979. Fogo de Chao currently has 47 restaurants across the world.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fogo De Chao Inc (NASDAQ: FOGO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $76.80 million.

    Constellium NV (NYSE: CSTM) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.18 billion.

Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (RBA) Boosted by Jefferies Group

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report issued on Monday, April 9th. Jefferies Group analyst S. Volkmann now expects that the business services provider will earn $0.39 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.37. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS.

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The business services provider reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.05. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a net margin of 12.29% and a return on equity of 12.15%. The business had revenue of $178.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $171.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Bank of America raised their price target on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from $21.50 to $30.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. TheStreet raised shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Scotiabank raised their price target on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Raymond James Financial raised their price target on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from $26.50 to $31.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.10.

Shares of NYSE RBA opened at $32.65 on Thursday. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has a fifty-two week low of $24.08 and a fifty-two week high of $35.17. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,531.30, a P/E ratio of 41.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of RBA. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers by 37.1% during the 4th quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 6,190,152 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $185,271,000 after buying an additional 1,674,728 shares in the last quarter. Riverbridge Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers by 44.2% during the 4th quarter. Riverbridge Partners LLC now owns 4,953,033 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $148,244,000 after buying an additional 1,517,172 shares in the last quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. bought a new position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers during the 4th quarter worth approximately $32,607,000. Virtus Fund Advisers LLC bought a new position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers during the 4th quarter worth approximately $27,803,000. Finally, Independent Franchise Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers during the 4th quarter worth approximately $18,349,000.

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About Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc is a Canada-based holding company. The Company is an industrial auctioneer and used equipment distributor, selling used equipment and other assets. Its segments include Core Auction, which is a network of auction locations that conduct live, unreserved auctions with both on-site and online bidding, and Other, which includes its EquipmentOne and Mascus International Holding B.V.

Earnings History and Estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA)