Warren Buffett. Image source: The Motley Fool.
Since the beginning of 2016, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has seen the value of the seven bank stocks in its investment portfolio increase by $5.6 billion, or 10.8%.
That’s a lot of money, butwhen you compare it to how blue-chip bank stocks performed more generally, something interesting sticks out. While Berkshire’s portfolio of bank stocks outperformed the S&P 500 this year, it underperformed the main index that tracks bank stocks.
The drag on Buffett’s bank stocks
You can see this by looking at the KBW Bank Index, which tracks two dozen of the nation’s leading bank stocks. It’s up 26.4% this year. That’s more than twice the gain Berkshire Hathaway has seen on its bank holdings.
What’s the deal? The answer is that not all of the bank stocks selected by Warren Buffett for Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio performed equally well this year. One in particular dragged down its returns: Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC).
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)
- [By Steve Symington]
2U Inc.(NASDAQ:TWOU)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, highlighting not only the strength of its core Graduate Program business, but also the growing influence of its short-course offerings following its acquisition of GetSmarter last year. Shares were up more than 6% on Friday as of this writing, so let’s settle in to learn more about what drove the online education-platform company this quarter, as well as what investors should be watching in the year ahead.
- [By Brian Withers]
2U Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TWOU) stock has had an amazing run since the company went public, up over 500% since the March 2014 IPO. The online education company posted stellar 2017 results and has continued robust revenue growth in Q1 2018 with 42% year-over-year growth. But the company still hasn’t posted a profit, with a net loss of $29.4 million in 2017, compared to a loss of $20.7 million in 2016. First-quarter results posted in early May showed a quarterly net loss of $14.9 million, and is the company projecting a full year net loss between $46.6 million and $44.7 million.
- [By Todd Campbell]
Investing in emerging growth stocks for the long haul can be a great way to produce market-beating returns, but with thousands of stocks to choose from, it can be tough figuring out which are worth owning. To help, I went searching for growth stocks that can be added to portfolios and pickedAtlassian Corp. (NASDAQ:TEAM), Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME), and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) as my favorite stocks to buy in May. Read on to learn if these stocks are right for your portfolio, too.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
HL Financial Services LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Danielson Holding Co. (NYSE:CVA) by 12.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 49,434 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 6,964 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Danielson were worth $717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Lee Jackson]
This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tutor Perini Corporation(TPC)
- [By Max Byerly]
Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) is set to release its Q1 earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect Tutor Perini to post earnings of $0.27 per share for the quarter. Tutor Perini has set its FY18 guidance at $1.90-$2.30 EPS.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Companies Reporting After The Bell
Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Shares of Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eighteen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $81.30.