Warren Buffett aims to hold stocks forever. Were a bit less patient. But we like playing the long game: picking a few solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can smooth out the risks of buying individual stocks, which may tumble or stay depressed for ages before taking off. A companys innovations may also take years to bear fruit. Moreover, businesses with attractive growth often trade at lofty prices that may not be sustainable. The longer you stick with a stock that has stumbled, however, the greater the opportunity to recoup losses (assuming the business rebounds as well). With dividend-paying stocks, you can also pocket a bit of income while you wait.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shake Shack, Inc.(SHAK)
- [By Chris Lange]
Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) saw its shares hit a multiyear high after the company reported its first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The burger joint said that it had $0.13 in earnings per share (EPS) on $99.1 million in revenue, which compares with consensus estimates of $0.08 in EPS on revenue of $93.34 million. In the same period of last year, it said it had EPS of $0.10 and $76.75 million in revenue.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
Naysayers keep getting burned by Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK). The fast-growing burger chain soared 18.4% last week after posting blowout financial results. The heavily shorted stock would go on to hit its highest level since the summer of 2015 on Friday.
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TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said investors should be careful with Shake Shack (SHAK) shares.
“There was a very big short position – the shorts got busted and now you’re dealing with the idea that the shorts are cleaned out and here we go again – now you’re stuck with the numbers,” Cramer said. “And the numbers are good, but not as great as the stock would indicate.”
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Fool analysts Jason Moser, Andy Cross, and Ron Gross to consider the progress of Shake Shack(NYSE:SHAK), which is making headway in its multiyear expansion plan. First-quarter revenue was up 29%, and more importantly, same-Shack sales were up 1.7%, and share prices shot upward in response. Even so, at least one Fool says the stock is still not for him.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Financial Corporation Indiana(THFF)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
First Financial Co. Indiana (NASDAQ:THFF) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, May 17th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.51 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) may face additional pressure today after another surprise update from one of its biggest suppliers. Austria-based supplier AMS, a maker of optical sensors for the iPhone X, warned that sales for the second quarter will fall by roughly 50% from the first quarter. This comes not long after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.(ADR) (NYSE: TSM) offered a lower-than-expected Q2 revenue forecast. Now, Wall Street analysts could soon follow with cuts to iPhone sales forecasts, especially after rival Samsung warned of a slowdown in display panel sales.
This morning, the European Central Bank announced it will maintain its record-low interest rates and accommodating monetary policy. At a time when the U.S. central bank is raising rates, the ECB failed to provide a timeline on when it will end its massive stimulus package, which features monthly bond purchases of $37 billion.
Four Stocks to Watch Today: DNKN, QSR, GM, FB
Hedge fund manager and notable short-seller Jim Chanos is lining up positions against two of the restaurant industry’s best-known firms. Shares of Dunkin Brands Group Inc.(Nasdaq: DNKN) and Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), which owns Burger King, were both sliding after Chanos said he was short the firms over sales concerns. The news comes the same morning that DNKN topped Wall Street profit estimates of $0.62 by $0.11. However, DNKN quarterly revenue fell short of expectations.
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock doesn’t appear to be facing any significant fallout due to its ongoing data scandal. The social media giant shattered revenue expectations after the bell Wednesday. Shares popped 7% after the company reported a 50% year-over-year revenue surge. The firm reported 1.45 billion daily active users and 2.2 billion monthly users. This was the first earnings report since the Cambridge Analytica scandal that happened in March. Shares are rebounding, as the firm had lost billions in
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .
Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .
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Meanwhile, Hurst says Panera can do a better job with its coffee bean. That hints Panera, which is now owned by coffee king JAB Holdings, may soon be entering the premium coffee war being fought between Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) .
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Dunkin Brands (DNKN) : “I’m a holder of Dunkin. Below $60 I’d be a buyer.”
Univar (UNVR) : “The chemical stocks are getting crushed. Let it come in. “
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) is shrinking. The on-the-go coffee-and-doughnut chain announced quarterly results this past week that included a rare drop in sales at its existing locations.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer look at the franchise restaurant segment through the jaundiced eye of Kynikos Associates founder Jim Chanos, who isn’t too pleased with what he sees, particularly in the case of Dunkin’ Donuts(NASDAQ:DNKN) and QSR. The guys explain what he’s basing his short bets on, and consider whether they would follow his lead. They also discuss shorting more broadly.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Minerva Neurosciences, Inc(NERV)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS)
- [By Max Byerly]
1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) had its price target hoisted by DA Davidson from $10.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for 1-800-Flowers’ FY2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.24) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.16) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.