Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019


The Dow Jones todayprojected a 80-point gain Monday morning as markets reacted to Warren Buffett’s comments during Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s (NYSE: BRK.A) annual shareholder meeting over the weekend in Omaha, Neb. According to Buffett, Berkshire is currently holding $100 billion in cash thanks to returns on roughly $14 billion of investments made in the first quarter of 2018. Buffett also stated that he would be happy to invest the company’s $100 billion if the right investment opportunity arose.


Buffett’s returns this year are staggering. However, Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin thinks that the average investor can beat Buffett’s returns by going after the one kind of investment the Oracle of Omaha can’t touch. Check out Tim’s strategy for beating Buffett here…

Here are the numbers from Friday for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq:

Index Previous Close Point Change Percentage Change
Dow Jones 24,262.51 332.26 1.39%
S&P 500 2,663.42 33.69 1.28%
Nasdaq 7,209.62 121.47 1.71%


Now here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) was off to a great start in 2018 thanks to the growth of its majority-owned master limited partnership,Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ). There’s plenty more where that came from, which was clear from the comments of CEO Alan Armstrong on the accompanying quarterly conference call. While he didn’t fill in every detail about what lies ahead, he made sure investors knew that the company’s future looks bright.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: region(XIV)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    This led some traders to purchase leveraged ETFs that move inverse to the VIX, like theVelocityShares Daily Inv VIX Short Term(Nasdaq: XIV).

    The VIX is a derivative of the broad S&P 500, and the XIV is a derivative of that derivative.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Asit Sharma]

    The Industry Focuscrew recently debuted coverage ofEst茅e Lauder (NYSE:EL), and an Ulta Beauty(NASDAQ:ULTA) shareholder wants to know:

    We hold Ulta and have watched its stock go on sale over these months, unfortunately. It was interesting that Est茅e Lauder hadn’t listed them as a competitor. I guess these companies thrive together, then. Both are staking their growth on premium products like MAC, for example. I hadn’t anticipated anything like the decline in Ulta, and I’m further surprised at its contrast with Est茅e Lauder. Can you square the market’s perspective here?

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    With this in mind, I thought I would share three companies that I recently added to my portfolio: uniform rental company Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), beauty and personal care product retailer Estee Lauder Company (NYSE:EL), and global market maker Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE). Here’s why I think they are great investments and why they made it into my portfolio.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    On The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Consumer Goodspodcast, we continue our 2018 theme of covering tickers that don’t get the attention they deserve. In the following excerpt from a recent episode, we introduce prestige beauty house Estee Lauder(NYSE:EL), whose shares are up over 80% in the last 12 months. Click below to get acquainted with this intriguing play on the multibillion-dollar beauty industry.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Est茅e Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray lifted their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Est茅e Lauder Companies in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Piper Jaffray analyst E. Murphy now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $4.43 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $4.38. Piper Jaffray has a “Buy” rating and a $152.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Est茅e Lauder Companies’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.52 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.53 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.46 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.96 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.52 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.58 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    We dive deeper intoEst茅e Lauder(NYSE:EL)by looking at the core strengths that have provided a foundation for the company’s recent success. From its multi-faceted approach to sales channels and a penchant for opportunistic acquisition, learn about these distinct competitive advantages in theIndustry Focus video below!

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The Industry Focusteam concludes its discussion ofUlta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA)with a look at the company’s tight margin structure — from the cost of running physical stores — and how that stacks up against profitability at fellow skincare and cosmetics leader Est茅e Lauder(NYSE:EL).

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: MV Oil Trust(MVO)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    That’s what happened to U.S. oil and gas pipeline operatorsKinder Morgan, Inc.(NYSE:KMI) and master limited partnership(MLP)Plains All American Pipeline(NYSE:PAA) in 2016. Both made a major dividend/distribution cut. Both stocks took a hit. And neither one has recovered: Plains All American is down 53.3% over the last three years, while Kinder Morgan is down a painful 63.1%.

  • [By ]

    The market has pummeled master limited partnerships (MLPs) over the past few years due to the impact the oil market downturn had on their operations and business model. Among the hardest-hit have been oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and gas pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP), both of which have lost more than half their value over the last three years. That persistent slump comes even though their turnaround strategies are beginning to gain steam. While these companies still have some work to do before they’re back on solid ground, both could deliver significant returns as they complete their plans and the oil market continues rebounding over the next few years. That upside potential makes them compelling options for investors with a higher tolerance for risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The market has pummeled master limited partnerships (MLPs) over the past few years due to the impact the oil market downturn had on their operations and business model. Among the hardest-hit have been oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and gas pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP), both of which have lost more than half their value over the last three years. That persistent slump comes even though their turnaround strategies are beginning to gain steam. While these companies still have some work to do before they’re back on solid ground, both could deliver significant returns as they complete their plans and the oil market continues rebounding over the next few years. That upside potential makes them compelling options for investors with a higher tolerance for risk.