Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

Legendary investor Bill Miller is the former chairman and chief investment officer of Legg Mason Capital Management. He has been named fund manager of the decade by Morningstar and ranked as the top 30 most influential people in investing by SmartMoney. Below is an edited summary of his interview with The Investor’s Podcast where he talks about determining the intrinsic value of various companies like Amazon, Apple, and Tesla Motors.

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Preston Pysh: How does your approach differ from other famous value investors like Warren Buffett or Joel Greenblatt?

Bill Miller: Every value investor has a unique style, and my difference is that I am more eclectic. Buffett has said that he has moved on from the old Benjamin Graham style of deep values to a style that favors purchasing solid businesses at fair prices that compound on themselves. I am comfortable with both methods. Greenblatt used to prefer a concentrated style with high returns on capital, but now he has hundreds of companies with good financial characteristics in order to lower the volatility. On the contrary, I am skeptical of volatility. Since the financial crisis, volatility has been the price for performance in the risk-averse environment. I am willing to tolerate a lot more perceived risk in the portfolio than most other value investors.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    More than 157,000 people attended the 2018 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (Nasdaq: CHDN) to watch Triple Crown winner Justify. The iconic 143-year-old facility generates $900 million in annual revenue, with gamblers placing $11 billion in horse wagers industrywide each year — not counting what they spend away from the pari-mutuel betting windows.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) by 7.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 35,164 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,629 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.26% of Churchill Downs worth $10,426,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $301.60 and last traded at $297.40, with a volume of 6596 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $292.50.

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    Churchill Downs Inc (Nasdaq: CHDN) is known for its horse racing track in Kentucky but also owns nine casinos, four racetracks, a network of off-track betting sites and an online horse racing betting site. The individual casinos span eight states including population centers in New York, California, and Florida, and could all expand to sports betting as well.

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    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Johnson Controls Inc.(JCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Webster Bank N. A. trimmed its stake in shares of Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 32.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,256 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 2,576 shares during the period. Webster Bank N. A.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $184,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 8.7% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,316,537 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after acquiring an additional 105,771 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $46,393,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) yields 2.6% annually and has grown its dividend by 6.8% annually over the last five years. The 2016 merger with Tyco International has transitioned the business to less cyclical segments, including safety systems, and away from automotive manufacturing products.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.(SERV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) had its target price boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $40.00 to $45.00 in a report published on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. They currently have a buy rating on the business services provider’s stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:SERV) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $59.70 and last traded at $59.03, with a volume of 15886 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $59.62.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $55.63 and last traded at $54.76, with a volume of 207508 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $55.35.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Micron also highlighted some impressive milestones in relation to its main competitors. Although it didn’t name them specifically, these are Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) and SK Hynix (NASDAQOTH:HXSCL).

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    The Roku platform is the only purpose built OS for TVs and the company is benefiting from TV brands giving up on their own platforms (not all, like Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) still has Tizen).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: TSM) is the leading ASIC component supplier, but Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (OTC: SSNLF) is gaining ASIC market share, Li said. 

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    Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) will unveil its new flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, on February 25 at Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Their new features could help the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus replicate the stellar success of the $999 iPhone X of Apple (AAPL). Canalys reported last month that Apple could have shipped out as much as 29 million units of its expensive iPhone X during Q4 2017.

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    ADT is taking aim at the resident-monitored market by partnering with technology provider Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) for a line of a do-it-yourself (DIY) home-security products. The products are supported by ADT’s monitoring service, and consumers can sign up for month-to-month plans. ADT will also integrate Ring Doorbells with its monitoring services if customers desire.

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    The largest and only manufacturer at scale, able to deliver to the high-demand growth markets for OLED screens (used for instance, in the latest Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone products, Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) Galaxy S9, and multiple displays which bear the OLED technology), is Samsung…

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Cowen in a research note issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $151.00 target price on the railroad operator’s stock. Cowen’s target price points to a potential downside of 7.25% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deutsche Bank restated their hold rating on shares of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) in a report released on Friday morning.

    UNP has been the subject of a number of other reports. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $125.00 to $136.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research note on Friday, June 1st. Cowen restated a market perform rating and set a $153.00 price objective (up from $140.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $144.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, June 4th. Finally, Loop Capital increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific to $153.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, June 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Union Pacific presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $147.35.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) gained 15.1% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after a strong fourth-quarter performance gave investors confidence the railroad is on track to deliver in 2019.

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    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Union Pacific (UNP) Price Target Raised to $155.00 at Robert W. Baird (americanbankingnews.com) Seaport Global Securities Comments on Union Pacific Co.’s FY2019 Earnings (UNP) (americanbankingnews.com) Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $5.54 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Will Post Earnings of $1.88 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Jobs report shows we have 'perfect economy' for stocks (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $136.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday. Cowen reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $153.00 target price (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $144.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. TD Securities dropped their target price on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Loop Capital lifted their target price on Union Pacific to $153.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $146.70.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KCS Wealth Advisory grew its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 12.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,729 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 422 shares during the quarter. KCS Wealth Advisory’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $501,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Mercury Systems Inc(MRCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and IntriCon (NASDAQ:IIN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $52.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wrapmanager Inc. bought a new stake in Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 9,543 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $363,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $55.58 and last traded at $55.42, with a volume of 5825 shares. The stock had previously closed at $54.31.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Core Laboratories N.V.(CLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In the years since oil prices plunged from their $100-plus per barrel levels of 2014, many energy industry stocks have struggled — but now, they may be set to rebound. Economic growth worldwide and Middle Eastern production cuts have resulted in a more than doubling of crude oil prices since early 2016; if they remain near current levels or head higher, now could be the perfect time to add Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), Diamond Offshore (NYSE:DO), and Core Labs (NYSE:CLB) to your portfolio.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Core Laboratories (CLB)

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Oil stocks offer investors the chance to profit from global economic growth, and that might have you wondering what oil stocks are best for your portfolio today. There are many choices, but these three companies are well positioned to benefit from the current market environment. Read on to learn why oil stocks are worth owning and what makes ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), and Core Labs (NYSE:CLB) particularly compelling stocks to buy.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Core Laboratories (CLB)

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Core Laboratories’ (NYSE:CLB) financial results continued their steady improvement in the first quarter. While the company faced some headwinds from seasonality that caused results to flatten out versus the fourth quarter of 2017, they were still much better than the year-ago period. That progression should continue for the foreseeable future given the increasingly optimistic outlook for the oil market.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lendingtree (TREE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers decreased its position in LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 13,988 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,252 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in LendingTree were worth $4,590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shares of consumer lending specialist LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) spiked 35% last month, trouncing the S&P 500’s 8% gain, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd lessened its stake in Lendingtree Inc (NASDAQ:TREE) by 29.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,754 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,134 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Lendingtree were worth $589,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Curis (CRIS)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    $2.41 Million in Sales Expected for Curis, Inc. (CRIS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Stock Scheduled to Reverse Split on Wednesday, May 30th (CRIS) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Curis, Inc. (CRIS) to Post -$0.09 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Expands Senior Management Expertise with Appointment of Robert Martell, M.D., Ph.D., as Head of Research and Development (finance.yahoo.com) Is Curis, Inc. (CRIS) In Search of Footing? (nmsunews.com)

    Shares of Curis stock traded up $0.01 on Monday, hitting $0.45. The company had a trading volume of 1,290,968 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,462,753. The stock has a market capitalization of $74.57 million, a PE ratio of -1.25 and a beta of 1.29. Curis has a twelve month low of $0.41 and a twelve month high of $2.27. The company has a quick ratio of 3.60, a current ratio of 3.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.24.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP lessened its holdings in Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) by 82.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 342,022 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 1,571,186 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 1.03% of Curis worth $592,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS), a beaten up clinical-stage biopharma focused on cancer, jumped 23% as of 2:43 p.m. EDT on Thursday in response to announcing that one of its key compounds has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fast Track designation.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Credicorp Ltd.(BAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $253.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CI Investments Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) by 85.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,420 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 136,150 shares during the quarter. CI Investments Inc.’s holdings in Credicorp were worth $5,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) by 0.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 94,025 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 707 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.12% of Credicorp worth $21,167,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Credicorp (NYSE: BAP) and Bco Com Portugues (OTCMKTS:BPCGY) 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, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

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