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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

It was an unusual research project…   Not one in 1,000 investment advisors or newsletter writers would ever consider it.   My research partner and I read every shareholder letter issued by companies in the S&P 500 Index.   I got the idea from billionaire superinvestor Warren Buffett. Several years ago, Buffett talked about a one-page fax he got from the CEO of a potential acquisition: The quality of the business, he said, "jumped off the page."   During our project, we found a few shareholder letters that were that good. And if you study what I'm about to teach you… you, too, will be able to identify companies that "jump off the page" as wonderful investments you'd like to own one day.   You won't have to pick stocks anymore. They'll pick you!   And it's easier than you think…

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour Inc (UAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GILD, AMZN, UAA, JPM, AAPL, NFLX
    Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) fell 2.4% after the biotech giant announced disappointing results from a trial for a drug for chronic liver disease. In deal news, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will buy Wi-Fi/home router startup Eero for an undisclosed amount. The global e-commerce giant has been going on a smart-home acquisition streak. Last year, the firm bought video doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion. Eero is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2014. The firm makes mesh routers that aim to eliminate dead zones across a house or business location. Shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) gained more than 2.2% after the company reported earnings before the bell. The sports apparel giant reported earnings per share of $0.09 (on an adjusted basis). That figure beat expectations of $0.04. The company’s sales were off about 6% in the fourth quarter but cited a big jump in foreign revenue. Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) released a report that recommended one of the deals of the decade. The bank has called for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to buy streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). This deal is a no-brainer in today’s market. We break down what a deal would look like, how it benefits both sides, and how it would be like rocket fuel for Apple stock. Here’s what you need to know. Look for earnings reports from Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Aircastle Ltd. (NYSE: AYR), Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC), Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN), Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), HubSpot Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBS), Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY), Shopify Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOP), and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP).

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) was raised to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank. The shares were indicated up 1.3% at $16.30 on Monday, but the consensus target price was still down at about $14.30 ahead of this call.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Under Armour (A Shares) (NYSE:UAA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Brian Withers]

    No meeting transcript was published. The slide presentation is unavailable. No call-in number was provided. The only way to know what happened at the Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) shareholder meeting was to show up in person in May with proof that you own shares.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares of Under Armour (NYSE:UAA)(NYSE:UA) leapt 17.4% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Positive commentary from a respected research firm helped to fuel a rebound in the athletic apparel leader’s beaten-down stock price.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) logged two of 2018’s 10 breaches revealing the most records (117 million in total), although the largest worldwide breach was the exposure of some 1.1 billion records in India in a single incident. Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) exposed 150 million records of users of its MyFitnessPal app, and hotel and resort operator Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR) discovered a leak of some 383 million loyalty program members’ records that had been occurring since 2014.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Strayer Education, Inc.(STRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Strayer Education’s first-quarter 2018 earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate and increased 29.5% year over year. Moreover, revenues improved 1.4% from the prior-year quarter’s figure, owing to higher winter term enrollment. Positive enrollment trend continued in the first quarter with new students and total enrollment up 6% each. Strayer’s convenient, accessible and flexible educational programs are designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. Strayer University is lowering the cost of its programs to enhance affordability. However, tuition cuts and an unfavorable mix of students toward lower undergraduate tuition have resulted in declining revenue per student over the past few quarters. Revenue per student declined approximately 5% in the first quarter of 2018. Importantly, Strayer and Capella decided to merge in an all-stock deal of equal transactions, expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strategic Education (NASDAQ:STRA) and Hailiang Education Group (NASDAQ:HLG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Form 4 STRAYER EDUCATION INC For: May 01 Filed by: MILANO TODD A (streetinsider.com) Q2 2018 Earnings Forecast for Strayer Education (STRA) Issued By Piper Jaffray (americanbankingnews.com) Strayer Education (STRA) Price Target Raised to $118.00 (americanbankingnews.com) Strayer Education (STRA) Q1 Earnings Beat, Enrollments Up (msn.com) Edited Transcript of STRA earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-18 2:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of brokerages recently weighed in on STRA. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 target price on shares of Strayer Education in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Piper Jaffray upgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. TheStreet cut shares of Strayer Education from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Finally, First Analysis upgraded shares of Strayer Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $105.00 to $112.00 in a report on Sunday, March 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Strayer Education presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $106.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Strategic Education Inc (NASDAQ:STRA) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $155.00.

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Vanguard Information Technology ETF (VGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. trimmed its stake in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 21,740 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,045 shares during the quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in Vanguard Information Technology ETF were worth $3,718,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology shares led the market, with the Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEMKT:VGT) advancing 1.2%. Crude oil prices moved lower, dragging down the energy sector; the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) fell 1.4%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the only sector in the green, with the Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEMKT:VGT) rising 0.3%. The price of gold and other metals fell, and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEMKT:GDX) dropped 3.2%. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    So far, most markets are up in 2018, and that’s lifted many ETFs in the Vanguard family. But a few funds have seen extraordinary performance. Among the best so far this year are Vanguard Information Technology (NYSEMKT:VGT), Vanguard Small-Cap Growth (NYSEMKT:VBK), and Vanguard Consumer Discretionary (NYSEMKT:VCR), and below, we’ll take a closer look at how they’ve achieved their dominance in 2018.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    The results of the election in Brazil lifted emerging market stocks, especially the iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (NYSEMKT:EWZ), which rose 6.7%. Technology stocks were laggards; the Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEMKT:VGT) fell 1.3%. 

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, George Budwell, and Dan Caplinger]

    With those attractive characteristics in mind, we asked Motley Fool investors to highlight a few of the most attractive index funds. Read on to find out why Vanguard Information Technology (NYSEMKT:VGT), Vanguard Total Stock Market Index (NYSEMKT:VTI), and Vanguard Health Care Fund (NASDAQMUTFUND:VGHCX) all made the list.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC trimmed its holdings in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,149 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,872 shares during the quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Paychex were worth $1,857,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 393.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,825 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,191 shares during the quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc.’s holdings in Paychex were worth $1,714,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallOctober 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

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    Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX) is set to do well as the gig economy grows and more small businesses need its outsourced payroll solutions. The company continues to expand into other services including record-keeping for retirement plans, human resources, and health benefits.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Friday morning.

    Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Barclays decreased their target price on Paychex from $75.00 to $70.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Paychex from $68.00 to $66.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $66.00 target price (down previously from $68.00) on shares of Paychex in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on Paychex from $69.00 to $65.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Citigroup decreased their target price on Paychex from $67.00 to $64.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $65.27.