Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018

Both Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google’s parent company,Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), are trading near their all-time highs. Amazon’s stock has climbed so much in the past 12 months, it’s made its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos the second wealthiest person in the world, recently surpassing Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega. Alphabet shares are up a modest 11%, compared with Amazon’s 51% increase.

But investors can’t dwell too much on the past. They need to look to the future to determine which stocks offer the best opportunities for further gains. Today we’ll compare the two tech giants head to head to determine which is a better buy: Amazon.com or Alphabet.

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Amazon is firing on all cylinders

Amazon’s core retail business is strong. It generated $124 billion in revenue in 2016 across its North American and international retail segments. That’s up 25% from $99 billion in 2015. Amazon’s growth is fueled by increasing Prime membership, which acts as a huge incentive for both customers and merchants to use Amazon’s marketplace before looking elsewhere. A survey from BloomReach found that 55% of online shoppers begin their product search on Amazon.com.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: NVR Inc.(NVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley:Yeah,absolutely. The first stock that you mentioned was NVR (NYSE:NVR). They focus on building luxury homes in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,and Virginia. They have three distinct brands:Ryan Homes, NV Homes and Heartland Homes. They’reactually the most expensive, I think, of the stocks that we’re going to talk about today. Their P/E is at 24X. But they’re also the biggest, and the past 12 months have seen the stock come up almost 50%. So, great pick! What exactly attracted you to NVR?

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) Director Susan Williamson Ross purchased 70 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2,995.20 per share, for a total transaction of $209,664.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 64,191 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $192,264,883.20. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    For a business that is supposed to be relatively seasonal and cyclical, NVR (NYSE:NVR) has been enjoying an impressive run of growth. Not only did the company deliver impressive top- and bottom-line expansion, but it also showed positive trends on just about every operating metric. If there was one thing to critique, it’s how management is dividing up the benefits of these boom times.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Bulls were stampeded on Tuesday.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average  lost 424 points, or 1.74%, the S&P 500  handed over 1.34% and the Nasdaq Composite   shed 1.68%. For some investors, the losses might have come as a surprise amid solid first-quarter earnings reports from bellwether companies like Caterpillar (CAT) , United Technologies (UTX) , Coca-Cola (KO) and 3M (MMM) . You need to be at TheStreet’s May 5 boot-camp for investors. Learn more here.

    But, it was cautious comments by Caterpillar execs on the demand outlook for the rest of 2018 during an earnings call that sent the bears out of hibernation. Not helping market sentiment were 10-year yields topping the 3% mark for the first time in more than four years. 

  • [By Jason Hall, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Duprey]

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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of industrial giant 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) had a rough start to the day, falling 8.8% Tuesday, after reporting earnings for the first quarter of 2018. Results were better than expected, but guidance was pulled back a bit and that was enough to send investors running for the hills. The decline seemed to pick up the pace as the day went on and at 1:15 p.m. EDT shares were down 8.6% and near their low for the day.

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    What Trade War?

    Notes Goldman: “Firms expressed optimism that trade conflict would be resolved. Commentary emphasized the support for a free trade environment. Company management did not expect the disputes would escalate and affect global economic growth.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 5.05%% at $232.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $173.90 to $259.77. Volume was around 4.8 million shares, more than double the daily average of about 2 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Kinder Morgan, Inc.(KMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) typically has greater visibility into the future than most companies. That’s because it generates the bulk of its earnings from fee-based contracts and usually has a large backlog of fee-based expansion projects in development, which gives it a good idea of what it will earn in five years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    As promised, natural gas pipeline giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) returned to growth mode in 2018. Overall, the company hauled in $1.247 billion ($0.56 per share) of distributable cash flow during the first quarter, which was 3% higher than the year-ago period, and beat its forecast.

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Back in late 2015, energy pipeline giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) saw its shares tumble as it cut its dividend in response to a threatened reduction of its debt rating. The company took the next few years to shore up its balance sheet and switch to funding much of its expansion capital needs from internal cash flows instead of relying on the debt market.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is now in full swing, with today’s key reports from Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) andAbbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT). Thanks to tax cuts, expectations are high. Analysts expect profit growth to top 18%, which would be the biggest jump in seven years. But there are a few bearish trends that are still lurking in the market. And if you’re serious about making money, you need to know how to harness them and target individual stocks for life-changing gains.Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson explains.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: CoBiz Financial Inc.(COBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) – Analysts at Piper Jaffray decreased their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for CoBiz Financial in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Piper Jaffray analyst B. Rabatin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.30 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.31. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for CoBiz Financial’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.33 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.25 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.37 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.39 EPS.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    European aircraft maker Airbus announced last Friday that it had found an issue with the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines the company installs on its top-selling A320neo and A321neo single-aisle passenger jets. Over the weekend the company said it would stop accepting more PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines from P&W, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 10.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 63,924 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,852 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $8,042,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Jim Cramer, founder of TheStreet, talked with Bob Lang, founder of Explosive Options, about three selloff stocks that he believes are worth holding onto. Cramer and Lang examined whether the selloffs in Caterpillar (CAT) , Boeing (BA)  and United Technologies (UTX)  represent genuine buying opportunities. Lang told Cramer the selling in these three former market darlings was premature because the numbers look good and the technicals look even better.

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    In addition, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square confirmed it had accumulated 2 million shares, about $245 million worth in United Technologies Inc. (UTX) . The activist fund could push to break up the company if CEO Greg Hayes doesn’t act on his own. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded up 2.75% at $129.47. The stock’s 52-week range is $107.05 to $139.24. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. When UTC completes its deal to acquire Rockwell Collins, a new Air Force bomber is part of the deal. The Defense Department budget for this year includes $2 billion for the program and the 2019 budget includes $2.3 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Lyon William Homes(WLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: DCT Industrial Trust Inc(DCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of the logistics REIT, Prologis Inc.  (PLD) , which recently announced the acquisition of DCT Industrial Trust (DCT) .

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,044 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $821,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lifted its holdings in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 25.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 19,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Accenture plc.(ACN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington, Maxx Chatsko, and Brian Feroldi]

    To that end, we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each pick a stock they think you would be wise to purchase and hold for the next 50 years. Read on to see why they like Corning (NYSE:GLW), Accenture (NYSE:ACN), and A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS).

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    The companies that participated in the demo included Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Accenture Plc. (NYSE: ACN), Fujitsu Ltd. (OTCMKTS: FJTSY), and Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCMKTS: DTEGY).

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    Even more impressive and promising are the companies and entities backing Ripple. Investors include Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN), as well as influential venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz (Twitter, Skype, Airbnb) and Lightspeed Venture Partners (Snapchat).

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    But the segment revenue figures make it clear that momentum in areas such as cloud apps/services and security is being offset by pressures within older, non-cloud, software and services businesses in fields such as databases, operating systems, consulting, tech support and business process outsourcing (BPO). And that when one combines the good and the bad, the end-result is a company whose forex-adjusted growth remains noticeably below that of peers such as Microsoft (MSFT) , Accenture (ACN) , SAP (SAP) and Dell Technologies, and for which growing FCF remains a challenge.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Smith Asset Management Group LP lifted its position in shares of Accenture (NYSE:ACN) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 67,628 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,398 shares during the quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP’s holdings in Accenture were worth $10,381,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.