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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021

General Electric (NYSE:GE) has leading positions in power turbines, jet engines, diesel locomotives, and diagnostic imaging systems with $120B in sales of which about 60% is international. In our opinion, the stock now trades at an attractive valuation considering it has a high quality set of businesses with interesting future prospects. Shares have underperformed due to shrinking capital and power earnings, combined with weak cash flow in power and declining cash from dispositions in capital, which led to a dividend cut. We believe the power business will be challenged but most of its earnings decline is priced in today. Also, what the market misses is GE’s businesses have #1 or #2 market share in virtually every business and has a dominant installed base to service and sell new equipment. In our opinion, GE trades at an attractive multiple of normal earnings with a majority of businesses that earn high long-term returns on capital.

From Hotchkis & Wiley’s Large Cap Value Fund 1st quarter commentary.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: CUI Global, Inc.(CUI)

CUI Global, Inc., incorporated on April 21, 1998, is a platform company. The Company’s segments include Power and Electromechanical, Energy and Other. The Power and Electromechanical segment includes its subsidiaries, CUI, Inc. (CUI), CUI Japan and CUI-Canada, Inc., which provide electromechanical components, including power supplies, transformers, converters, connectors and industrial controls for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company’s Energy segment includes its subsidiaries, Orbital Gas Systems Limited (Orbital) and the Orbital Gas Systems, North America, Inc., which consist of gas related test and measurement systems, including the GasPT. The Other segment includes the remaining activities, primarily corporate activity.

Power and Electro-Mechanical

The Company’s Power and Electro-Mechanical segment aggregates its product offerings into over two categories: components, including connectors, speakers, buzzers, test and measurement devices, and control solutions, including encoders and sensors, and power solutions, which include among other power products, the Novum Digital Power Modules and the Solus Power Topology. The Company’s power line consists of external and embedded alternating current (ac)-direct current (dc) power supplies, dc-dc converters and basic digital point of load modules. The Company also manufactures a range of embedded and external power electronics devices for OEM manufacturers.

Gas

Orbital provides natural gas infrastructure and technology, including metering and remote telemetry units (RTU), and a range of personalized gas engineering solutions to the gas utilities, power generation, emissions, manufacturing and automotive industries. The Company offers GasPT, which is a natural gas inferential metering device that offers a solution to measuring natural gas quality. GasPT2 is connected to a natural gas system to provide a measurement of the physical properties, such as thermal conductivity, speed of sound and! carbon dioxide content.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) and CUI Global (NASDAQ:CUI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Penumbra, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, and internationally. The company offers neurovascular access systems under the Neuron, Neuron MAX, Select, BENCHMARK, DDC, PXSLIM, and Velocity brands; aspiration based thrombectomy systems and accessory devices under the Penumbra System brand; and stent retriever for mechanical thrombectomy under the 3D brand. It also provides neurovascular embolization coiling systems to treat patients with various sizes of aneurysms and other neurovascular lesions under the Penumbra Coil 400 and Penumbra SMART Coil brands; and neurovascular stents for stent-assisted coiling in large and wide-neck aneurysms under the LIBERTY Stent brand. In addition, the company offers neurosurgical tools for the removal of tissue and fluids under the Apollo System brand; and detachable embolic coil systems for peripheral embolization under the RUBY Coil brand, as well as Lantern, a microcatheter for the delivery of detachable coils and occlusion devices. Further, it provides detachable, microcatheter-deliverable occlusion devices under the POD (penumbra occlusion device) brand; and aspiration-based thrombectomy systems for peripheral applications under the Indigo System brand, as well as POD Packing Coil, a device for use with RUBY Coil and POD for vessel occlusion. The company sells its products through direct sales organizations and distributors to hospitals in neuro and peripheral vascular markets. Penumbra, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mission Wealth Management LP decreased its stake in shares of Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) by 8.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,723 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,040 shares during the period. Mission Wealth Management LP’s holdings in Penumbra were worth $1,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penumbra earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5836260957262 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., incorporated on April 9, 2012, is a retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company offers a selection of natural and organic food, dietary supplements, body care products, pet care products and books. It operates in the natural and organic retail stores segment. The Company operates within the natural products retail industry, which includes conventional supermarkets, natural, gourmet and specialty food markets, mass and discount retailers, warehouse clubs, independent health food stores, dietary supplement retailers, drug stores, farmers’ markets, food cooperatives (co-ops), mail order and online retailers, and multi-level marketers. The Company offers a range of cosmetics, skin care, hair care, fragrance and personal care products. The Company’s offerings include hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free household products, including cleaning supplies, paper products, dish and laundry soap, and other common household products, including diapers. Its other products include books and handouts. The Company stocks approximately 400 titles in each store’s book department. Its titles cover various approaches to diet, lifestyle and health. It offers various handouts on health topics and dietary supplements.

The Company offers a selection of natural and organic grocery products with a focus on minimally processed and single ingredient products. The Company also carries a range of products associated with special diets, such as gluten free, vegetarian and non-dairy. The Company’s grocery products include bulk food and private label products; dry frozen and canned groceries; meats and seafood; dairy products and dairy substitutes; prepared foods; bread and baked goods, and beverages. Its bulk food and private label products include nuts, water, pasta, canned seafood, dried fruits, grains, granolas, honey, eggs, herbs, spices and teas. It also offers self-serve filtered drinking water that is dispensed into one gallon or larger con! tainers provided by its customers. Its natural and organic dry, frozen and canned groceries include cereals, soups, baby foods, frozen entrees and snack items. In addition, it offers a selection of natural chocolate bars, and energy, protein and food bars. The Company offers dairy products, such as milk, eggs, cheeses, yogurts and beverages, as well as non-dairy substitutes made from almonds, coconuts, rice and soy. It also offers refrigerated prepared fresh food items, such as salads, sandwiches, salsa, humus and wraps. The Company’s dietary supplement department sells name-brand supplements, as well as a line of private label dietary supplements.

The Company offers its customers an average of approximately 20,700 stock keeping units (SKUs) of natural and organic products per store, including an average of approximately 6,500 SKUs of dietary supplements. It sells peanut and almond butters, freshly ground in-store under the Natural Grocers brand. The Company owns and operates approximately 110 stores in over 20 states, including Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. It also operates a food repackaging facility and distribution center in Colorado. The Company contracts with third-party manufacturers to produce groceries and dietary supplements under its private labels, which include the Natural Grocers and Vitamin Cottage brands.

The Company competes with Kroger, Safeway, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club and Costco.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Brown & Brown, Inc.(BRO)

Brown & Brown, Inc., incorporated on January 2, 1959, is a diversified insurance agency providing wholesale brokerage and insurance programs and services. The Company operates in four segments: Retail Division, National Programs Division, Wholesale Brokerage Division, and Services Division. The Retail Division provides a range of insurance products and services to commercial, public entity, professional and individual customers. The National Programs Division provides professional liability and related package products for certain professionals, and markets targeted products and services to specific industries, trade groups, public entities, and market niches. The Wholesale Brokerage Division markets and sells excess and surplus commercial and personal insurance, and reinsurance, primarily through independent agents and brokers. The Services Division provides customers with third-party claims administration, consulting for the workers’ compensation insurance market, comprehensive medical utilization management services in both workers’ compensation and all-lines liability arenas, Medicare Secondary Payer statute compliance-related services, Social Security disability and Medicare benefits advocacy services, and catastrophe claims adjusting services. In January 2014, the Company announced that its subsidiary has acquired certain assets of ICA, Inc. In May 2014, the Company’s subsidiary, Brown & Brown of Kentucky, Inc., has acquired certain assets of Agency Management Corporation and Recreation Protection Management, Inc. In May 2014, the Company announced that Axiom Re, LP, an indirect subsidiary has acquired certain assets of Axia Strategies, Inc. In May 2014, Brown & Brown Inc completed the acquisition of The Wright Insurance Group, LLC ( TWIG ).

The Company markets and sells to its customers insurance products and services, primarily in the property, casualty and employee benefits areas. As an agent and broker, the Company does not assume underwriting risks. Instead, the Company provide! s its customers with non-investment insurance contracts, as well as other targeted, customized risk management products and services. The Company is compensated for its services primarily by commissions paid by insurance companies and by fees paid by customers for certain services. As of December 31, 2012, the Company’s activities were conducted in 218 locations in 37 states. The Company conducts all of its operations within the United States of America, except for one wholesale brokerage operation based in London, England.

Retail Division

The categories of insurance the Company principally sells include: property insurance relating to physical damage to property and resultant interruption of business or extra expense caused by fire, windstorm or other perils; casualty insurance relating to legal liabilities, workers’ compensation, commercial and private passenger automobile coverages, and fidelity and surety bonds. The Company also sells and service group and individual life, accident, disability, health, hospitalization, medical and dental insurance. In connection with the selling and marketing of insurance coverages, the Company provides a range of related services to its customers, such as risk management and loss control surveys and analysis, consultation in connection with placing insurance coverages and claims processing.

National Programs Division

The Company’s National Programs Division is of four categories: Professional Programs; Arrowhead Insurance Programs; Commercial Programs, and Public Entity-Related Programs. Professional Programs provide professional liability and related package insurance products tailored to the needs of specific professional groups. In addition, Professional Programs encompasses supplementary insurance related products to include weddings, events, medical facilities and cyber liability. Professional programs include The Allied Protector PlanSM, CPA Protector Plan, the Professional Protector Plan, Lawyer’s Protect! or Plan, ! CalSurance and CITA Insurance, Optometric Protector Plan, TitlePac, and Wedding Protector Plan and Event Protector Plan. The Allied Protector PlanSM (APP)SM specializes in customized professional liability and business insurance programs for individual practitioners and businesses in the healthcare industry. The AAP program offers coverage to include, but not limited to, liability insurance for dental hygienists and dental assistants, home health agencies, physical therapy clinics, and medical directors. Also available through the AAP program is cyber/data breach insurance offering a solution to privacy breaches and information security exposures tailored to the needs of healthcare organizations.

The Companys CPA Protector Plan offers professional liability insurance for certified public accountant practitioners and firms throughout the United States. The Professional Protector Plan (PPP) provides dental professionals insurance products, including professional and general liability, property, employment practices liability, workers compensation, claims and risk management. The PPP is offered in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. CalSurance and CITA Insurance offers professional liability programs designed for insurance agents, financial advisors, registered representatives, securities broker-dealers, benefit administrators, real estate brokers and real estate title agents. An important aspect of CalSurance is Lancer Claims Services, which provides specialty claims administration for insurance companies underwriting CalSurance product lines. The Optometric Protector Plan (OPP) provides professional liability program for eye care professionals, nationwide. The OPP program offers professional insurance products for optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and ophthalmic technicians. The OPP is offered in all 50 states. TitlePac provides professional liability products and services designed for real estate title agents and escrow agents in 47 states and! the Dist! rict of Columbia. Wedding Protector Plan and Event Protector Plan provide an online wedding/private event cancellation and postponement insurance policy that offers financial protection if certain unfortunate, unforeseen events should occur during the period leading up to and, including the wedding day. General liability and liquor liability insurance products are also offered. Both the Wedding and Event Protector Plans are offered in 47 states.

The Companys Arrowhead is a Managing General Agent (MGA), General Agent (GA), and Program Administrator (PA) to the property and casualty insurance industry. Arrowhead acts as a virtual insurer providing outsourced product development, marketing, underwriting, actuarial, compliance and claims and other administrative services to insurance carrier partners. As an MGA, Arrowhead has the authority to underwrite, bind insurance carriers, issue policies, collect premiums and provide administrative and claims services. Arrowhead Programs include Arrowhead Design Insurance (ADI), Automotive Aftermarket Program, Commercial, Real Estate Errors and Omissions, Earthquake and DIC is a Differences-in-Conditions, Marine, Personal Property, Residential Earthquake, Wheels, and Workers’ Compensation. Architects and Engineering, operating as Arrowhead Design Insurance is a writer of professional liability insurance for architects, engineers and environmental consultants. ADI is a national program writing in 49 states. The Automotive Aftermarket program writes commercial package insurance for non-dealership automotive services professionals, such as auto recyclers, brake shops, equipment dealers, mechanical repairs, oil and lube shops, parts retailers and wholesalers, tire retailers and wholesalers and transmission mechanics. Commercial is a program that offers three products to commercial operations, primarily in California: commercial auto, commercial package and general liability.

The Companys Real Estate Errors and Omissions writes errors and om! issions i! nsurance for small to medium-sized residential real estate agents and brokers in California. Coverage includes real estate brokerage, property management, escrow, appraisal, leasing and consulting services. Earthquake and DIC is a Differences-in-Conditions (DIC) Program writing, notably earthquake, flood, and the All Risk insurance coverages to commercial property owners. The Earthquake and DIC program writes insurance on both a primary and excess layer basis. Marine is a national program manager and wholesale producer of marine insurance products, including yachts and high performance boats, small boats, commercial marine and marine artisan contractors. Personal Property provides a series of coverages for homeowners and renters in 17 states. Residential Earthquake specializes in monoline residential earthquake coverage for California home and condominium owners. Wheels provides private passenger automobile and motorcycle coverage for a range of drivers. Arrowhead’s auto program offers two personal auto coverage types: one traditional non-standard auto product offering minimum state required liability limits and another targeting full coverage, multi-vehicle risks. The auto product is written in four states: California, Arizona, Michigan and Washington. Workers’ Compensation provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage in 43 states for California-based insureds. Arrowhead’s workers’ compensation program targets industry segments, such as agriculture, contractors, food services, horticulture and manufacturing.

The Companys Commercial Programs markets targeted products and services to specific industries, trade groups, and market niches. Most of these products and services are marketed and sold primarily through independent agents, including certain of the Company’s retail offices. However, a number of these products and services are also marketed and sold directly to insured customers. Under agency agreements with the insurance companies that underwrite these programs, the Company of! ten has a! uthority to bind coverages (subject to established guidelines), to bill and collect premiums and, in some cases, to adjust claims. Acumen Re Management Corporation is a reinsurance underwriting management organization, primarily acting as an outsourced specific excess workers’ compensation, directors and officers’ liability, and errors and omissions liability facultative reinsurance underwriting facility. AFC Insurance, Inc. (AFC) is a managing general underwriter, specializing in insurance products tailored to the health and human services industry. AFC works with retail agents in all states and targets home healthcare, group homes for the mentally and physically challenged, drug and alcohol facilities and programs for the developmentally disabled. AFC also has a separate program for independent pizza restaurants. American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc. provides insurance and risk management services for customers in professional sports, motor sports, amateur sports, and the entertainment industry.

Irving Weber Associates, Inc. (IWA) provides package insurance, including workers’ compensation to dry cleaners, linen supply and uniform rental operations. It also offers insurance programs for independent grocery stores and restaurants. Industry Consulting Group, Inc. (ICG) is a property tax service provider, and works with Proctor Financial, Inc. in providing solutions to the financial institutions industry. ICG provides a range of property tax processing solutions, property valuations and appeals, and other services to the real estate, oil and gas, and financial institution industries. Parcel Insurance Plan (PIP) is a specialty insurance agency providing insurance coverage to commercial and private shippers for small packages and parcels. Proctor Financial, Inc. (Proctor) provides insurance programs and compliance solutions for financial institutions that service mortgage loans. Proctor’s products include lender-placed fire and flood insurance, full insurance outsourcing, mortgag! e impairm! ent, and blanket equity insurance. Proctor acts as a wholesaler and writes surplus lines property business for its financial institution customers. Railroad Protector Plan (RRPP) provides insurance products for insureds servicing the railroad industry (not the railroads). The RRPP insurance coverages include general liability, property, commercial auto, umbrella, workers comp and inland marine. The RRPP is offered in 46 states.

The Companys Southwest Assurance Corporation (SAC) is a program that insures governmental entities’ mosquito control operations. The SAC/mosquito program provides insurance coverage including general liability, pesticide applicators liability, commercial auto, property, crime, pollution, aviation, airport premises liability, underground storage tank, workers comp and chemical liability. The SAC/mosquito program is offered in 48 states. Towing Operators Protector Plan (TOPP) targets towing operations that offer services to light class towing risks. The TOPP program provides insurance coverage, including general liability, commercial auto, garage keeper’s legal liability, property and motor truck cargo coverage. The TOPP program is offered in 21 states.

The Companys Public Entity-Related Programs administers various insurance trusts specifically created for cities, counties, municipalities, school boards special taxing districts, and quasi-governmental agencies. These insurance coverages can range from providing fully insured programs to establishing risk retention insurance pools to excess and facultative specific coverages. Downey is a program administrator of insurance trusts offering tailored property and casualty insurance products, risk management consulting, third-party administration and related services designed for cities, counties, municipalities, schools, special taxing districts, and other public entities in the State of Indiana. Ephrata is a program administrator of insurance trusts offering tailored property and casualty insurance prod! ucts, ris! k management consulting, third-party administration and related services designed for cities, counties, municipalities, and school boards in the State of Washington. Ideal is a program administrator offering tailored property and casualty insurance products, risk management consulting, third-party administration and related services designed for municipalities, schools, fire districts, and other public entities in the State of Illinois. PRNJ provides administrative services and insurance procurement for the Statewide Insurance Fund (Statewide). Statewide is a municipal joint insurance fund comprised of counties, municipalities, utility authorities, community colleges and emergency services entities in New Jersey. PRU is the program administrator for the Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust (PGIT) offering tailored property and casualty insurance products, risk management consulting, third-party administration and related services designed for cities, counties, municipalities, schools, special taxing districts, and other public entities in the State of Florida.

Wholesale Brokerage Division

The Company’s Wholesale Brokerage Division markets and sells excess and surplus commercial insurance products and services to retail insurance agencies (including the Company’s retail offices), and reinsurance products and services to insurance companies throughout the United States. The Wholesale Brokerage Division offices represent various United States and United Kingdom surplus lines insurance companies. The Wholesale Brokerage Division also represents admitted insurance companies for purposes of affording access to such companies for smaller agencies that otherwise do not have access to large insurance company representation. Excess and surplus insurance products encompass many insurance coverages, including personal lines, homeowners, yachts, jewelry, commercial property and casualty, commercial automobile, garage, restaurant, builder’s risk and inland marine lines. Difficult-to-insure! general ! liability and products liability coverages are a specialty, as is excess workers’ compensation coverage. Wholesale brokers solicit business through mailings and direct contact with retail agency representatives.

Services Division

The Companys Services Division programs include The Advocator Group, American Claims Management, Colonial Claims, NuQuest/Bridge Point and Protocols, Preferred Governmental Claims Services, and United Self-Insured Services. The Advocator Group assists individuals throughout the United States who are seeking to establish eligibility for coverage under the United States Government’s Social Security Disability program and provides health plan selection and enrollment assistance for medicare beneficiaries. The Advocator Group works with employer-sponsored group life, disability and health plan participants to assist disabled employees in receiving the education, advocacy and benefit coordination assistance necessary to achieve the fastest possible benefit approvals. In addition, The Advocator Group also provides second injury fund recovery services to the workers compensation insurance market. American Claims Management (ACM) provides third-party administration (TPA) services to both the commercial and personal property and casualty insurance markets on a nationwide basis, and provides claims adjusting, administration, subrogation, litigation and data management services to insurance companies, self-insureds, public municipalities, insurance brokers and corporate entities.

The Companys Colonial Claims provides insurance claims adjusting and related services, including education and training services, throughout the United States. Colonial Claims handle property and casualty insurers’ multi-line and catastrophic claims needs, including auto, earthquake, flood, hail, homeowners and wind claims. NuQuest/Bridge Point and Protocols provide a spectrum of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute compliance services, from MSA Allocation through ! Professio! nal Administration to over 250 insurance carriers, third-party administrators, self-insured employers, attorneys, brokers and related claims professionals nationwide. Specialty services include medical projections, life care plans, Medicare set-aside analysis, allocation and administration. Preferred Governmental Claims Services (PGCS) provides TPA services for insurance entities and self-funded or fully-insured workers’ compensation and liability plans. PGCS services include claims administration, cost containment consulting, services for secondary disability, and subrogation recoveries. United Self-Insured Services (USIS) provides TPA services for insurance entities and self-funded or fully-insured workers’ compensation and liability plans. USIS services include claims administration, access to major reinsurance markets, cost containment consulting, services for secondary disability, and subrogation recoveries and risk management services, such as loss control. USIS services also includes managed care services, including medical networks, case management and utilization review services certified by the American Accreditation Health Care Commission.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,896,966 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 184,087 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Brown & Brown were worth $79,869,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Bitradio (CURRENCY:BRO) traded 31.4% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on August 27th. During the last seven days, Bitradio has traded up 20.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Bitradio coin can now be purchased for about $0.0487 or 0.00000707 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi, Crex24 and Cryptohub. Bitradio has a market capitalization of $326,578.00 and $31.00 worth of Bitradio was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Corporate raiders and plunderers might’ve dominated the public’s image of finance in the late 1980s, but the private equity firms behind the image were making pots of money…

I am very fond of pots of money, so I began to drill down and investigate the secret sauce used to build massive wealth.

I really started to focus on how private equity firms were investing their client’s money. It was the height of the Michael Milken-led leveraged buyout boom, and private equity investors were at the forefront of the activity.

What I found was that, in spite of their “pirate” image, private equity investors had a lot more in common with Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett than they did with French pirate Jean Lafitte and the swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dynavax Technologies Corporation(DVAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of immuno-oncology and next-generation vaccine-maker Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) lost 10.5% of their value in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What went wrong for the drugmaker last month?

  • [By Keith Speights]

    For Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX), this old adage was spot-on. Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 8, 2017, the biotech stock increased more than fivefold. Investors eagerly awaited FDA approval of Dynavax’s Heplisav-B hepatitis B vaccine. After two unsuccessful attempts at approval, Heplisav-B finally won a green light from the FDA on Nov. 9. Since then, Dynavax’s share price has dropped 37%. 

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  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Jim Hackett spent two decades as CEO of Michigan-based office furniture company Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS). When he took over, the American workplace was shifting away from cubicles, and the company looked on the verge of extinction, with $70 million in annual losses.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market (NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) in a report issued on Friday. The firm issued a buy rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers (NGVC)

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio(PSCT)

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: L'Oréal S.A. (LRLCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank cut shares of L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) was downgraded by Berenberg Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday, The Fly reports.

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This stock’s low price isn’t going to last forever — it’s time to get in while the getting’s good.

One of the main goals of my premium newsletter High-Yield Investing is stability. I like industries that don’t go through unpredictable hot and cold cycles. Student Transportation (NYSE: STB) is a textbook example.

Millions of kids must travel to and from school each day, rain or shine. With a national fleet of school buses and a stack of contracts with various school districts, the company generates consistent, recurring income to share with its stockholders. That, along with its current yield of 5.9%, is why STB remains one of my readers’ favorite stocks.

My next recommendation enjoys similar stability thanks to another fact of life — babies.

In the unpredictable financial world, there are few things as guaranteed as birth rates. There were approximately 4 million births in the U.S. last year, 4 million give or take in 2016, 4 million in 2015, 4 million in 2014, 4 million in 2013. I could go on, all the way back to the 1950s, with little deviation year to year.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.(HAIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These companies run the gamut from video games to e-commerce to search engines and more, but what all of them have in common is huge long-term potential. And what’s a game with no points? David checks back in on the five-stock set he picked shortly after Brexit was announced — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN), Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). Did this tiny portfolio beat the market’s 26% gain in the last few years? Tune in and find out.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by ($0.10). Hain Celestial Group had a net margin of 2.81% and a return on equity of 8.32%. The company had revenue of $632.72 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $746.48 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.35 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Hain Celestial Group Inc will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Hain Celestial Group Inc.(NASDAQ:HAIN) reported third-quarter fiscal 2018 results on May 8, with a lot of adjustments based on planned asset sales, ongoing restructuring, and other items management says are non-recurring. In short, it wasn’t a very great quarter — at least not in Mr. Market’s opinion, anyway. Following the earnings release, Hain shares fell to their lowest levels since early 2013, and are now down almost 60% from the peak in 2015.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Norwood Financial Corp.(NWFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Norwood Financial (NASDAQ:NWFL) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Norwood Financial earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6420547965898 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Express Company(AXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of American Express (NYSE:AXP) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirty analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $107.67.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) traded up 2.59% at $101.36. The stock’s 52-week range is $75.51 to $102.39. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares. A case involving the company’s rules for merchants was heard before the U.S. Supreme Court today.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Technology has changed every facet of daily living, and the financial industry has seen some of the biggest transformations as a result of technological advances. PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) originally started out as a simple way to help online marketplace customers pay for the purchases they made, but it has since evolved into a massive player in facilitating electronic payments and mobile transactions. Meanwhile, established players like American Express (NYSE:AXP) have had to scurry to find ways to preserve their competitive advantages after decades of dominance.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American Express (NYSE: AXP) and CURO Group (NYSE:CURO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD)

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) stock lost 12% of its value in the two days after the company reported earnings for the first quarter of 2018 — a miss, and its third such miss in a row, according to data from Yahoo! Finance. Since that report and subsequent drop, however, Aerojet Rocketdyne has come roaring back, recovering all of its losses, and even adding a bit more.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    In fact, Boeing and Lockheed Martin look to be two-time winners, as the second largest bump in funding is going to help pay for deep space missions, and to NASA’s Orion crew vehicle and Space Launch System (SLS), which are designed to carry them. Orbital ATK (soon to be absorbed into Northrop Grumman) and Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) are other key players on the SLS project. Congress wants to pour an additional $294 million into this program, funding it with $5.1 billion next year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD)

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Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU(NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market(NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final(NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS: ADRNY) and Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers (NYSE:NGVC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) in a report issued on Friday. The firm issued a buy rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC)

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Investment company Invesco European Growth Fund buys Intesa Sanpaolo, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, sells WPP PLC, Sky PLC, ProSiebenSat 1 Media SE, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Publicis Groupe SA during the 3-months ended 2017-04-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Invesco European Growth Fund. As of 2017-04-30, Invesco European Growth Fund owns 63 stocks with a total value of $1.3 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: ISP, KNIN, Added Positions: BOL, IGG, EI, Reduced Positions: WPP, SKY, PSM, PUB, REL, ROG, ALV, VCT, GETI B, SAP, Sold Out: RDSB, KGF, NOVO B,

For the details of Invesco European Growth Fund’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Invesco+European+Growth+Fund

These are the top 5 holdings of Invesco European Growth FundSberbank of Russia PJSC (SBERP) – 31,092,640 shares, 5.28% of the total portfolio. DCC PLC (DCC) – 681,736 shares, 4.84% of the total portfolio. Micro Focus International PLC (MCRO) – 1,448,132 shares, 3.73% of the total portfolio. Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1) – 480,568 shares, 3.62% of the total portfolio. SAP SE (SAP) – 378,961 shares, 2.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 7.19%New Purchase: Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP)

Invesco European Growth Fund initiated holdings in Intesa Sanpaolo. The purchase prices were between $2.08 and $2.76, with an estimated average price of $2.38. The stock is now traded at around $2.87. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.78%. The holdings were 3,465,688 shares as of 2017-04-30.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: TravelCenters of America LLC(TA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares dipped by 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA), down 18 percent, and Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ), down 8 percent.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Care.com, Inc.(CRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Care.com Inc (NYSE: CRCM) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $11.01 after the company reported upbeat quarterly results.

    MaxPoint Interactive Inc (NASDAQ: MXPT) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $5.44. MaxPoint Interactive reported Q4 earnings of $0.59 per share on revenue of $46.3 million.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows along with mid cap peerSprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) appearing to all be in downtrends that may or may not have leveled off:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows along with mid cap peerSprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) largely drifting lower with two price spikes:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE: NGVC) was down, falling around 33 percent to $5.70 as the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY17 earnings guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows shares still lower than they were five years ago whilepeers in the organic space like Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) have performed worst:

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $30.81 after closing Friday at $31.13. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 3.5 million, about 25% below the daily average of around 4.5 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $31.53 after closing Tuesday at $32.42. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 15.5 million, more than three times the daily average of around 4 million shares. The electric utility company took a downgrade on Tuesday and the fallout continues to drop.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $30.74 after closing Tuesday at $30.76. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 3.2 million, about 25% below the daily average of around 4.5 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: WEX Inc.(WEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn has big plans for the US auto-parts sector — and big retailers like AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) aren’t going to like them: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) for Q1 0.00% vs -0.20% consensus estimate.
    US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for May is schedule for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Data on factory orders for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The ISM non-manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The labor market conditions index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for May is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    HSBC upgraded Chevron (NYSE: CVX) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Positive
    Deutsche Bank upgraded WEX (NYSE: WEX) from Hold to Buy
    Pacific Crest downgraded Apple from Overweight to Sector Weight
    RBC downgraded Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO) from Sector Perform to Underperform
    Wedbush downgraded Endocyte (NASDAQ: ECYT) from Outperform to Neutral

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Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) shares were under pressure Wednesday after prosecutors searched the headquarters of its Audi Group division as part of an ongoing probe into the use of ‘cheat devices’ in diesel emissions engines.

The probe overshadowed the luxury brand’s full-year earnings, which showed operating profits had fallen by some 40% last year to just over 3 billion. Reuters, citing a statement from German prosecutors, said the search, which included two Audi plants and its Ingolstadt head office, was focused on the sale of 80,000 cars in the United States between 2009 and 2015.

Audi was the second-largest contributor to VW group sales last year, the company’s annual report indicated Tuesday, with 1.5 million units sold and 59.3 billion in revenues generated.

canadian stocks: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    The First of Long Island Corporation (FLIC) operates as a bank holding company for The First National Bank of Long Island that provides financial services. Sept. 19, the company increased its quarterly dividend 4% to $0.26 per share. The dividend is payable Oct. 11, 2013 to shareholders of record on October 3, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.7%.

canadian stocks: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE: NGVC) was down, falling around 33 percent to $5.70 as the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY17 earnings guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows along with mid cap peerSprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) largely drifting lower with two price spikes:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows shares still lower than they were five years ago whilepeers in the organic space like Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) have performed worst:

canadian stocks: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Banco Santander (SAN) : “I prefer Barclays (BCS) , but let’s wait and see what the other banks have to say”

    ProLogis (PLD) : “I am not a fan of that group right now, but that one is best of breed.”

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Its American depositary sharesclosed up 2.6% at $11.36 on Thursday and were indicated up 1.2% at $11.50 on Friday. The52-week range is $6.76 to $12.05.

canadian stocks: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    While small cap gaming stocks Gravity Co. LTD (NASDAQ: GRVY), Inspired Entertainment (NASDAQ: INSE) and SPYR Inc (OTCQB: SPYR) may not be well know to investors, their games are well known to gamers.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gravity Co., LTD. (ADR) (NASDAQ: GRVY) shares shot up 111 percent to $9.61 after the company reported Q3 results. GRAVITY reported Q3 earnings of $0.74 per share on sales of $13.143 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Gravity Co., LTD. (ADR) (NASDAQ: GRVY) were down 13 percent to $49.03 following Q3 results. Gravity posted Q3 earnings of $0.34 per share on sales of $20.76 million.

canadian stocks: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap manufacturing and 3D printing service provider ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ: ARCW) as a short trade:

canadian stocks: iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Meanwhile, international stocks look better than U.S. stocks. The iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) is an ETF that offers international exposure to developed countries in Western Europe, Japan and Australia.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of SWISS RE LTD’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=SWISS+RE+LTD

    These are the top 5 holdings of SWISS RE LTDiShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) – 1,274,000 shares, 41.43% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 114.84%SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 1,192,350 shares, 38.52% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 158.64%iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) – 1,043,001 shares, 8.7% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 12.39%iShares Floating Rate Bond (FLOT) – 1,000,000 shares, 7.33% of the total portfolio. NewStar Financial Inc (NEWS) – 3,000,000 shares, 4.01%

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of SWISS RE LTD’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=SWISS+RE+LTD

    These are the top 5 holdings of SWISS RE LTDiShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) – 1,641,300 shares, 34.54% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6.79%SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 1,003,200 shares, 20.97% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 34.15%iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) – 2,800,100 shares, 15.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 170.34%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 1,659,000 shares, 15.1% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) – 937,000 shares, 6.48% of the total po

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    For the details of David Swensen’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=David+Swensen

    These are the top 5 holdings of David SwensenJBG SMITH Properties (JBGS) – 5,145,068 shares, 40.61% of the total portfolio. New PositionAntero Midstream GP LP (AMGP) – 5,769,780 shares, 27.25% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.89%Antero Resources Corp (AR) – 3,674,487 shares, 16.87% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 6.35%iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) – 967,022 shares, 15.28% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 61.75%iShares China Large-Cap (FXI) – 0 shares, 0% of the