This post was written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend
Bank stocks have been in rally mode since the November elections. This has made Warren Buffett even richer than he was before. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) holds several bank stocks in its massive, $148 billion portfolio, led by U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With 85 million shares, Berkshire is U.S. Bancorp’s second-largest investor. Berkshire owns 5% of the company, in a stake worth approximately $4.3 billion.
Banks have seen their valuations rise considerably in just the past few months, as investors become more comfortable with the outlook for the financial sector.
This article will discuss why Buffett has taken such a huge ownership stake in U.S. Bancorp.
The biggest reason why Warren Buffett owns U.S. Bancorp is likely because of its strong management team and competitive advantages.
Last year was a record one for U.S. Bancorp. Net income reached a record of $5.9 billion. Earnings per share of $3.24 was also a record performance. Earnings per share rose 2.5% for the year. The company experienced growth across most of its key metrics.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Avery familiar technology face was acquiring shares of Dell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: DVMT) last week. The legendary Michael Dell himself was purchasedshares in the newest incarnation of the famed Dell franchise. Heacquired a total of 254,545 shares at a very reduced price of $27.50, which could be option-related. The total for the trade was posted at $7 million.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.(VLRS)
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
In addition to Southwest, Alaska Air, and JetBlue, Mexican ultra-low cost carriers (ULCCs)Volaris (NYSE:VLRS) and VivaAerobus requested numerous slots in Mexico City. However, the DOT showed a strong preference for the U.S. carriers’ requests. In fact, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air, and JetBlue Airways each received all of the slots they wanted.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) was trading down 3.7 percent Monday, while JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) was down 0.8 percent, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) 4.4 percent, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 5.2 percent and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 4.4 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.
Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co (NASDAQ: FFHL) dropped 9.66% to $1.30. Fuwei Films’ trailing-twelve-month ROE is -10.85%.
- [By Paul Ausick]
But the real news is the near vertical trajectory in share prices for the two stocks. This could be another manifestation of the markets hunger for some momentum plays, as we noted earlier this morning the bump to share prices for both JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK), both of which held secondary share sales this morning.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance: