Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019

Over the past few years, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has accumulated quite a bit of cash on its balance sheet. At the end of the first quarter of 2018, Berkshire reported a total of $108.6 billion in cash — far more than the $30 billion CEO Warren Buffett recently said he would prefer.

This leaves almost $80 billion in excess capital, and Buffett has said that he’s having a tough time finding companies to acquire, which is by far his preferred way to use Berkshire’s money. This raises the question, “What is Warren Buffett looking for?” While some of Berkshire’s acquisition-evaluation process is a trade secret, we do have a pretty good idea of how Buffett determines what businesses he’s interested in.

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Berkshire’s basic criteria

In Berkshire Hathaway’s 2017 annual report, there’s a list of six basic criteria that the company looks for in potential acquisition targets. And they need to meet all six.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) VP Marc Pegulu sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.85, for a total value of $24,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 15,453 shares in the company, valued at $754,879.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer issued their Q3 2020 earnings estimates for shares of Semtech in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 31st. Oppenheimer analyst R. Schafer anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings per share of $0.45 for the quarter. Oppenheimer currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Semtech’s Q4 2020 earnings at $0.44 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $51.40 and last traded at $50.15, with a volume of 11595 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.10.

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: ING Group, N.V.(ING)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ING Groep (NYSE: ING) and GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Banco Macro SA ADR Class B (NYSE: BMA) and ING Groep (NYSE:ING) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Iungo (CURRENCY:ING) traded down 8.3% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on June 10th. Iungo has a market capitalization of $2.67 million and approximately $190,723.00 worth of Iungo was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Iungo token can now be purchased for about $0.0667 or 0.00000916 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, IDEX and Kucoin. Over the last week, Iungo has traded 17.7% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ING Groep (NYSE: ING) and OVERSEA-CHINESE/ADR (OTCMKTS:OVCHY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc(HMNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell by nearly 33% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.43 after closing at $2.11 on Monday. The 52-week high is $38.86. Volume of about 21 million was more than three times the daily average of about 6.6 million. The company said in an SEC filing this morning that it needs to raise more cash to prop up its MoviePass business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell about 8.2% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.45 after closing at $0.49 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $38.86. Volume of more than 18 million was about 80% above the daily average of about 10.3 million. The company that owns MoviePass had no specific news again today, but shares continue to sink on their own.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) dropped about 33% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.30. Shares closed at $0.45 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $38.86. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 16 million. Theater owner AMC launched a competitive program to Helios’s MoviePass.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 15.3 percent to $2.41 in pre-market trading after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 10.7 percent to $117.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) rose 10.6 percent to $35.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 10.2 percent to $12.12 in pre-market trading after climbing 86.76 percent on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 7 percent to $6.42 in pre-market trading on reports that the company has made progress on merger talks with T-Mobile., Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) rose 6.9 percent to $1,621.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 5.5 percent to $7.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.49 percent on Thursday.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) rose 5.3 percent to $55.86 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) rose 5.3 percent to $21.00 in pre-market trading.
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) shares rose 5.1 percent to $4.75 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) rose 5 percent to $20.24 in pre-market trading.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) rose 4.5 percent to $249.50 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) rose 4.3 percent to $311 in pre-market trading. Charter is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) shares rose 3.9 pe
  • [By Leo Sun]

    But as the U.S. market remains stuck in neutral, Chinese tech stocks have thrived, sparked by impressive growth figures and their detachment from U.S.-centered issues. Let’s examine three stocks in that industry which have already rallied more than 30% this month — Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and SINA (NASDAQ:SINA).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) and Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) have both tumbled this year, mainly due to escalating trade tensions between the United States and China. Yet their sell-offs seem overdone, since both tech companies are well insulated from a potential trade war.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Global Advisors LLC decreased its position in Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) by 1.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 84,875 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,595 shares during the period. Eagle Global Advisors LLC owned about 0.12% of Sina worth $8,850,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) recently held its annual meeting, and not surprisingly, CEO and Chairman Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger didn’t exactly have kind words to say about bitcoin (BTC-USD) and other cryptocurrencies.

  • [By Jason Hall, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    One of the best ways for investors to juice their returns is to take advantage of the market’s propensity to occasionally overlook a great company and put it on sale. Three current examples: LGI Homes Inc(NASDAQ:LGIH),Cardinal Health Inc(NYSE:CAH), andBerkshire Hathaway Inc(NYSE:BRK-B)(NYSE:BRK-A). So far this year, investors have turned away,run away, and forgotten about these wonderful companies that should make for excellent long-term investments going forward.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    In the mold of a young Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Boston Omaha (NASDAQ:BOMN) is a small conglomerate designed to generate attractive long-term returns through the consistent acquisition of undervalued assets. Its current businesses include insurance, real estate, and advertising, and the company plans to expand within these areas and others via both acquisitions and organic growth.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    When asked about the most important things he looks for in an annual report at a couple of shareholder meetings years ago, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett’s answers focused around two general themes — and neither one had to do with analyzing the company’s financials.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman, Rich Smith, and John Bromels]

    It’s easy to see why Warren Buffett, the founder and CEO ofBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) is one of the most admired investors in the world. He’s made early investors in Berkshire millionaires thanks to his investing and business prowess, and his homespun aphorisms have taught many of us key lessons about investing and money management.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    At Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) 2002 annual meeting, Warren Buffett was asked whether great investors are born or made. Buffett replied that he wasn’t sure how much of being a great investor was innate and how much could be learned, but he did discuss some qualities all great investors should have.

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