A good company is a well-managed one, period. That’s really all you need to know. Examples of well-managed companies are legion. Berkshire Hathaway is among the best. JPMorgan Chase is another. Apple is one just about every person can name.
But what is it that makes a company great — and brings home the bacon for investors? Frankly, its tough to quantify. If youve been investing for a while, you kind of just know it when you see it.
Theres a story that Warren Buffett received a one-page analysis that he got from Ben Graham, the father of the Value School and his mentor at Columbia University. But while he has referred to it in passing over the years, he’s never shared what’s actually on it.
Here at StreetAuthority, we’ve been looking for the secret formula to the special sauce for a long time now. And while we have yet to find the equations that support a unified theory, maybe thats the wrong question.
The better one might be “What makes a great investor?”
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)
AV Homes, Inc. engages in the homebuilding, community development, and land sale businesses in Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina markets. The company operates through three segments: Active Adult Communities, Primary Residential Communities, and Land Sales. It is involved in the acquisition, development, and building of active adult and primary residential home communities, and the construction and sale of residences within the communities. The company also engages in other real estate activities, such as the operation of amenities; and the sale of commercial, industrial, or other land. As of December 31, 2014, it owned 3,505 developed residential lots; 2,853 partially developed residential lots; 9,572 undeveloped residential lots; and 7,220 acres of mixed use, commercial, and industrial land. The company was formerly known as Avatar Holdings Inc. and changed its name to AV Homes, Inc. in February 2012. AV Homes, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Headlines about AV Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AV Homes earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.8950832122121 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
- [By Lisa Levin]
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Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
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Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
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CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
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LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Deutsche Bank AG(DB)
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. The company?s Corporate and Investment Bank division engages in the origination, sale, structuring, and trading of bonds, equities and equity-linked products, exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives, foreign exchange, money market instruments, securitized instruments, and commodities to sovereign countries and multinational organizations; and medium-sized companies and multinational corporations. It also offers mergers and acquisitions advisory, corporate finance, and transaction banking, as well as trade finance, cash management, and trust and securities services for financial institutions and other companies. The company?s Private Clients and Asset Management division provides mutual funds and alternative investment products; manages real estate and infrastructure investments and private equity funds; offers advisory and portfolio management services to insurance companies; and provides investment solutions to institutional customers, high net worth individuals, and families. This division also offers a range of banking products and services, including current accounts, deposits and loans, and investment management and pension products to private and self-employed individuals, and small to medium-sized businesses. Its Corporate Investments division?s principal investment activities comprise private equity and venture capital investments, corporate real estate investments, a minority stake in Deutsche Postbank AG, credit exposures, and other non-strategic investments. As of December 31, 2010, the company operated 3,083 branches in approximately 74 countries worldwide, including 2,087 in Germany. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE:DB) and Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.
The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
Today, investors will watch earnings season kick into high gear. A busy day of reports started today with a solid one from UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH). The health insurance giant’s stock could jump up to 3% after topping Wall Street expectations, while Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) could gain another 2% thanks to a solid report.
The U.S. Federal Reserve could hold interest rates in place until late 2020, according to one prominent member of the central bank. On Monday, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said that the Fed can hold off on raising rates until around the election. Evans said that holding off will help “support the inflation outlook.” Keep a close eye on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), whose shares are dancing with the $200 level. With Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) set to report earnings, Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) launching its own streaming service, and Hulu losing a major investor, all eyes are on Tim Cook’s company and its plans to enter the highly competitive content wars. Last week, AAPL stock received a price target upgrade from Wedbush, $215 to $225 per share. But if you’ve been following us, you’d know that $225 is our long-term outlook for one of the world’s top companies.
Stocks to Watch Today: NFLX, DIS, CMCSA, T, CSX
Earnings season is in full swing, and investors will keep an eye out later for Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). The global streaming giant reports earnings today. Prior to its earnings report, Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) upgraded its stance from a “Hold” to a “Buy” and expects stronger subscriber growth on top of higher monthly subscription costs. The German bank set a price target of $400 per share. NFLX stock is up 30% so far this year, but the stock faces increasing competition from a variety of challengers.
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- [By Garrett Baldwin]
It’s not all good news on the trade front. Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) fell nearly 1% after the company received a downgrade from German financial giant Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB). The bank slashed its price target for CAT stock from $152 to $128 on concerns that “synchronized global growth has collapsed, [and] the China Land Cycle is rolling over.” The bank added that “Europe is slowing more than expected and the U.S. is oversaturated with construction equipment.” Global growth concerns continue to accelerate and raise worries that the international economy is slipping into a recession. Central banks are tapped out on debt and have limited stimulus options.
Brent crude prices pushed toward $70 per barrel. This is the fourth consecutive day of gains as markets continue to project a tightening balance between global supply and demand. U.S. WTI crude prices were moving toward $63 per barrel as cuts by OPEC, American sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, and reduced shipments to Asia support prices. However, oil could see a bit of pressure today after the American Petroleum Institute announced a surprise uptick in domestic crude inventories. The U.S. Department of Energy will release the official report on U.S. inventory levels later today.
Stocks to Watch Today: GME, NFLX, PLAY
Shares of GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) plunged more than 12.2% in pre-market hours after the retail firm fell well short of earnings expectations. The company offered a weak outlook, saying it doesn’t anticipate an increase in sales this year. In fact, it expects sales to fall by 5% to 10% this year. The stock fell to its lowest level since 2005. The company is facing added pressure from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), two Silicon Valley giants that plan to launch their own video game streaming services in the future.
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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Gevo, Inc.(GEVO)
Gevo, Inc. (Gevo), incorporated on June 9, 2005, is a renewable chemicals and next generation biofuels company. The Company has developed a technology that uses a combination of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering to focus primarily on the production of isobutanol, as well as related products from renewable feedstock. It has two operating segments: the Gevo, Inc. segment and the Gevo Development/Agri-Energy segment. Its Gevo, Inc. segment is responsible for research and development activities related to the future production of isobutanol, including the development of its biocatalysts, the production and sale of biojet fuel, its Retrofit process and the next generation of chemicals and biofuels that will be based on its isobutanol technology. Its Gevo, Inc. segment also develops, maintains and protects its intellectual property portfolio, develops future markets for its isobutanol and provides corporate oversight services. Its Gevo Development/Agri-Energy segment is responsible for the operation of its Agri-Energy Facility and the production of ethanol, isobutanol and related products.
The Company has developed the Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology (GIFT), an integrated technology platform for the production and separation of renewable isobutanol in order to produce and sell isobutanol made from renewable sources. GIFT consists of two components: biocatalysts that convert sugars derived from multiple renewable feed stocks into isobutanol through fermentation and a separation unit that is designed to continuously separate isobutanol during the fermentation process. GIFT is designed to permit the retrofit of existing ethanol capacity to produce isobutanol, ethanol or both products simultaneously or the addition of renewable isobutanol or ethanol production capabilities to a facility’s existing ethanol production by adding additional fermentation capacity side-by-side with the facility’s existing ethanol fermentation capacity (collectively refer! red to as Retrofit). Just like ethanol production, after fermentation, a primary product (isobutanol) and a co-product (iDGs) are recovered for sale. The main modifications of the GIFT system are replacing the ethanol producing yeast with Gevo’s isobutanol producing biocatalyst, and adding low temperature distillation equipment for continuous removal and separation of isobutanol. The Company has also developed new technologies using ethanol as a feedstock for the production of hydrocarbons, renewable hydrogen, and other chemical intermediates, which it describes as its ethanol-to-olefins (ETO) technologies. The process produces tailored mixes of isobutylene, propylene, hydrogen and acetone, which are used as standalone molecules, or as feedstocks to produce other chemical products and longer chain alcohols. At this time, this technology has only been operated at a laboratory scale.
The Company competes with Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd., METabolic EXplorer S.A., Eastman Chemicals Company, Green Biologics Ltd., Shell Oil Company, DuPont-Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC, Abengoa Bioenergy, S.A., POET, LLC, ICM, Mascoma Corporation, Inbicon A/S, INEOS New Planet BioEnergy LLC, Coskata, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, BlueFire Ethanol, Inc., IncZeaChem Inc., ZeaChem Inc., Iogen Corporation, Qteros, Inc., Global Bioenergies, S.A., Virent Energy Systems, Inc., Renewable Energy Group, Inc., Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and Valero Energy Corporation.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Shares of Gevo Inc (NASDAQ:GEVO) traded down 5.9% on Thursday . The company traded as low as $4.12 and last traded at $4.29. 529,018 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 36% from the average session volume of 832,918 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.56.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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Shares of Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) saw strong trading volume on Monday . 4,144,466 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 374% from the previous session’s volume of 873,478 shares.The stock last traded at $4.72 and had previously closed at $3.98.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday . The company traded as low as $0.22 and last traded at $0.23, with a volume of 20863 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.27.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Mind Medicine(MNMD)
Mind Medicine (MindMed) Inc., a psychedelic medicine biotech company, discovers, develops, and deploys psychedelic inspired medicines and therapies to address addiction and mental illness. The company is assembling a compelling drug development pipeline of innovative treatments based on psychedelic substances, including Psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, DMT, and an Ibogaine derivative, 18-MC. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.
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If GSAT’s profitability sees big growth moving forward, its valuation could go up as well. Of course, as Navellier put it, this may take time. But with the risk-return proposition in your favor, speculating on this one of the penny stocks could be a wise move.
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Next up on this list of penny stocks is Mind Medicine. First off, there’s no denying MNMD stock belongs in the “moonshot” category of investment opportunities. In case you don’t know, this early stage company focuses on turning psychedelics (such as LSD) into treatments for conditions like anxiety disorders.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: ChargePoint Holdings, Inc.(CHPT)
ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. provides electric vehicle (EV) charging networks and charging solutions in the United States. It offers a portfolio of hardware, software, and services for commercial, fleet, and residential customers. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Campbell, California.
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ChargePoint(CHPT), a top-20 holding in the fund, builds and operates electric-vehicle charging stations. Qorvo(QRVO), another top holding, makes radio-frequency systems that drive wireless and broadband communications. And Bloom Energy (BE) converts natural gas into electricity in a combustion-free process that is more environmentally friendly than conventional gas-fired power generation.
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A trillion in new construction will be a catalyst for even stronger demand for key metals such as copper. And manufacturers like Charge Point (Nasdaq: CHPT) are salivating at the proposed $7.5 billion reserved for electric vehicle charging stations. I could go on, but you get the idea…