Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK.A) shareholders. As a shareholder and avid investor, his letters are my one must-read source of investing wisdom each year. If I could read only one piece each year on investing, it would be Buffett’s annual letter. When he’s no longer writing them, I’ll re-read them from past years.
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 27: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett speak with journalist Charlie Rose at an event organized by Columbia Business School on January 27, 2017 in New York City. Gates and Buffett spoke on a range of topics including their friendship, business, philanthropy, global health, innovation, and leadership. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
This year he took to task investment fees. He foreshadowed his view on fees early in his letter. When the market suffers major declines, he said we should not forget two things: “First, widespread fear is your friend as an investor, because it serves up bargain purchases. Second, personal fear is your enemy. It will also be unwarranted. Investors who avoid high and unnecessary costs and simply sit for an extended period with a collection of large, conservatively-financed American businesses will almost certainly do well.” (italics are Mr. Buffett’s; the bold is mine.)
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: AquaVenture Holdings Limited (WAAS)
- [By Jim Robertson]
There were six IPOs scheduled for this week (five yesterday and one today) with small cap Aquaventure Holdings LLC (NYSE: WAAS) appearing set to end the week with shares above their IPO debut price. AquaVenture Holdings is a global leader in water purification solutions and a pioneer in providing Water-as-a-Service (WAAS), generating recurring revenue from the deployment of advanced water filtration, sanitization, purification and desalination technologies. Through its subsidiaries,the Companyserves over 40,000 customers and delivers seven billion gallons of clean water each year.
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wynn Resorts, Limited(WYNN)
- [By Rich Duprey]
The big casinos certainly want to spend big. Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) says a new integrated resort in Japan will cost anywhere from $6 billion to $10 billion, two to three times more than it spent on building its brand new French-themed Parisian resort in Macau. MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) says it, too, could spend $10 billion for a new casino in Japan, quadruple the cost of its MGM Cotai that’s scheduled to open later this year. Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) hasn’t put a price tag on it yet, though it spent over $4 billion to open the Palace in Macau last August, but CEO Steve Wynn says the opportunity is “thoroughly delicious.”
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Wynn Resorts (WYNN) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after its earnings fell short of the Street consensus but sales beat.
Wynn Resortsgained 7.9% to $103.08 today, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to 2,294.69.
Gabelli’s Adam Trivison argues that Wynn’s earnings weren’t that bad:
On January 26, 2017, Wynn Resorts reported 4Q16 results in-line with our expectations, but after accounting for a $6 million negative hold impacted to EBITDA, underlying performance looks better than expected. Commentary on January-to-date performance at Wynn Palace and Wynn Macau was promising. We have adjusted our estimates to account for a more even balance between Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace than we had previously anticipated.
Wynn Resorts’ market capitalization rose to $10.5 billion today from $9.7 billion yesterday.
Barron’s Teresa Rivas recommended buying Wynn Resorts last May, when it was trading around $90 a share.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Bernstein maintains Outperform ratings on Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: MPEL) and the China units of Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Wynn Resorts (WYNN) soared nearly to the top of the S&P 500 today after Morgan Stanley argued that the casino stock had the potential to double.
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Wynn Resortsgained 4.8% to $104.30 today, while the S&P 500 finished little changed at2,373.47. At 2:45, Wynn was easily the top performing stock in the S&P 500, only to be surpassed by Citrix’s (CTXS) late day surge.
Morgan Stanley’s Thomas Allen and team explain how Wynn could double:
Our AlphaWise work on Google search data and separate analyses of market trends suggest the Street is too low on WYNN’s Macau market share gains. Our base case implies 20% upside; bull case, the stock could double.
Consensus forecasts WYNN to essentially not grow Macau market share over 4Q16, despite the Aug ’16 opening of Wynn Palace (which increased WYNN’s room capacity by 170%) and the general view that the benefit from the property has been disappointing so far. We see upside to WYNN’s market share supported by (1) analysis of Google search trends, (2) current market dynamics and WYNN actions, and (3) the performance of WYNNs first Macau property
Wynn Resorts’ market capitalization rose to $10.6 billion today from $10.1 billion on Friday. It reported net income of $242 million on sales of $4.5 billion in 2016.
- [By Travis Hoium]
2016 was something of a transition year for Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN). Its largest market, Macau, went from a steep two-year decline in gaming revenue to posting five straight months of year over year growth to end the year. Depending on how you look at it, that could be a good or bad thing. Wynn also opened its most expensive resort ever, the $4.4 billion Wynn Palace in the Cotai region of Macau, which should eventually bring hundreds of millions of cash into the business each year.
- [By Lee Jackson]
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) hits our insider screens for the second week running. Daniel Wayson, a director at the gaming giant, bought a total of 37,500 shares of the stock at $93.83 per share. The total for the buy was set at $3,518,625. The consensus price target is $98.38. The stock changed handsat $88.34 on Friday’s close.
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Great Plains Energy Inc(GXP)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Westar Energy stock declined 8% after regulators at the Kansas Corporation Commissions blocked the sale of Westar to Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP). The $12.2 billion merger would have joined utilities in Kansas and Missouri. Great Plains had argued that the combination would produce nearly $2 billion in efficiency gains in the next 10 years, but regulators instead sided with those who had argued that the deal was too rich and would have required rate increases sooner rather than later. Great Plains stock was hardly affected at all by the decision, leading many to conclude that Westar had a lot more to lose from the deal falling through then Great Plains had to gain from a successful merger.
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rada Electronics Industries Limited(RADA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Tuesday, technology shares fell 0.12 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: HIMX), down 6 percent, and RADA Electronic Ind. Ltd. (NASDAQ: RADA) down 5 percent.
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)
- [By Sean Williams]
Shares of Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), a biotechnology royalty company that develops respiratory therapeutics and is perhaps best known as GlaxoSmithKline’s (NYSE:GSK) development partner for its multiple next-generation COPD and asthma products, fell as much as 11% on Thursday. The reason behind Innoviva’s bad day can be traced to a proxy battle with activist hedge fund Sarissa Capital Management over seats on its board.
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mitsubishi Corporation (MSBHY)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Renault Nissan (OTC:RNSDF) (NSANY)/Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) (MMTOF)
On December 20, Green Car Reports reported: “Mitsubishi electric cars to use Nissan-Renault platforms.” Remember Mitsubishi has the US$22,995 all-electric 16 kWh iMiEV coming out in 2017.
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Earlier in 2016, Mitsubishi released its 2017 i-MiEV. It is fully electric, with a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a range of 62 miles. Basically just a short trips car, as the range is really very low. Mitsubishi also has its popular plug in hybrid Outlander model that sells quite well. As stated last month, the company announced “plans to launch a compact EV with 250-mile range by 2020”. Mitsubishi is currently ranked 7th in global EV sales.
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Oceaneering International, Inc.(OII)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $641.85 million.
Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $180.93 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Friday, energy shares surged by 2.60 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII), Willbros Group Inc (NYSE: WG), and Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CIE).
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Neovasc Inc.(NVCN)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) shares were also up, gaining 71 percent to $0.880 following announcement of an agreement with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).
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Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) rose 17.3 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported the close of its $75 million transaction with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).
aTyr Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: LIFE) shares rose 12.3 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed 'promising' signals in myopathies with Resolaris in exploratory trials.
Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS) shares rose 10.1 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.03 percent on Monday.
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AUPH) shares rose 9.9 percent to $3.00 in pre-market trading. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals appointed Lorin Jeffry “Jeff” Randall to its board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) shares rose 8.7 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after surging 19.82 percent on Monday.
Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLL) shares rose 5.1 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after declining 1.98 percent on Monday.
Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) rose 5.1 percent to $4.13 in pre-market trading after surging 3.15 percent on Monday.
Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) rose 5.1 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after declining 5.37 percent on Monday.
Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading. Arbutus issued additional data from its ARB-1467 Phase II
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Jewett-Cameron Trading Company(JCTCF)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd (NASDAQ: JCTCF) shares shot up 11 percent to $13.35. Jewett-Cameron reported Q3 earnings of $0.53 per share on revenue of $16.7 million.
Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Xerox Corporation(XRX)
- [By Chris Lange]
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) which rose 3.8% to $30.56. The stocks 52-week range is $22.90 to $30.76. Volume was 3.8 million compared to its average volume of 2.3 million.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) dropped about 23% on Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $6.46 after closing at $8.73 on Friday. The dip was the result of the company’s completed separation into two firms this morning. After the early drop shares had gained around 17% by late afternoon, probably on the strength of a cash payment of $1.8 billion.