A blockbuster announcement that Amazon.com (AMZN), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) would team up on a broad health-care initiative wreaked havoc on the sector and spilled over into the broader stock market. The Dow tumbled 1.4% on Tuesday, Jan. 30, to finish at 26,076. It was the industrial average’s first one-day decline of 100 points or more in 2018.
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What Happened in the Stock Market Today?
Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan collectively said in a press release Tuesday that “they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.” The surprise announcement included few details, but that didn’t stop investors from fleeing out of fear that Amazon will do what it does when it enters a new market: Batter the competition. Dow components UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and Pfizer (PFE) fell 4.3% and 3.2%, respectively, to help lead the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) 2.1% lower.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Navigant Consulting, Inc.(NCI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) were down 14 percent to $17.02 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ) was down, falling around 18 percent to $14.24. Barclays downgraded Hertz from Equal-Weight to Underweight.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)
- [By Rich Smith]
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) occupies a charmed space in the U.S. market for putting satellites in, er, space.
At one end of the space launch continuum, you have United Launch Alliance, whose Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle, developed by Boeing (NYSE:BA), can put a payload massing in excess of 28 tonsinto orbit in a single launch — at a cost of $350 million.At the other end, new space start-ups like Vector Space are promising to launch a new generation of small satellites into low-earth orbit for prices as little as $2 million a shot. But what about the middle?
- [By Rich Smith]
Much of this was based on educated guesswork, however, as we extrapolated what we knew about the finances at SpaceX rivalsBoeing(NYSE:BA),Lockheed Martin(NYSE:LMT),Orbital ATK(NYSE:OA), andAirbus(NASDAQOTH:EADSY), and applied it to what wethoughtthat might mean for SpaceX’s own finances. It would have been a whole lot easier to just take a good hard look at SpaceX’s own financial documents, and get the answers straight from the source.
- [By Jim Powell]
My top recommendation for the privatization of space is Orbital ATK (OA), which was was formed early last year from the merger of Orbital Sciences and the aerospace division of Alliant Techsystems.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) confirmed Monday it will buy Orbital ATK Inc (NYSE: OA), the maker of the Pegasus rocket and a vast array of other aerospace and defense systems, in a $9.2 billion deal.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Ring Energy Inc (NYSE: REI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $7.92 million.
Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE: GCAP) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $100.39 million.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Pharmerica Corporation(PMC)
- [By Monica Gerson]
PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $509.45 million.
United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $975.54 million.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Matador Resources Company(MTDR)
- [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]
But despite positioning that would thrash other similar companies, Resolute fought through thanks to significant and efficient productivity in its Delaware Basin assets. Wangler believes the strengthening of previous concern areas will make the company a solid investment.
Matador Resources Co (NYSE: MTDR), $32 Price Target
Matador has grown its reserves throughout the commodity cycle, as well as its production and cash flow. Haas also likes the company’s history of identifying and acquiring acreage early and cheaply. Much of the analyst’s positive outlook is derived from Matador’s successful monetization of midstream assets and pattern of reinvestment.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for these companies despite improved oil prices. While we believe oil markets should re-balance over the next 12 to 15 months, the recent recovery to $40 could reverse during 2Q16 as bloated inventories continue to rise, new volumes from Iran pressure an oversupplied market, and a highly anticipated decline in non-OPEC supply (especially in the U.S.), is not as steep as expected. The risk of an oil price retracement, which would significantly pressure the recent out-performers, outweighs the upside in these stocks, in our view. However, we are raising our target prices on Buy ratedAnadarko Petroleum ($54 from $48), Concho Resources (CXO) ($120 from $109), Matador Resources (MTDR) ($22 from $21),Noble Energy (NBL) ($40 from $34), SM Energy (SM) ($22 from $15), Rice Energy ($14 from $12), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) ($155 from $135),Continental Resources ($32 from $28), and Parsley Energy (PE) ($24 from $23). We believe our Buy-rated stocks are better positioned to weather challenging oil markets.