Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) doesn’t pay a dividend, but the company and the stock both benefit greatly from owning shares of some of the best dividend aristocrats on the market.

CEO Warren Buffetthas told investors about the power of compounding interest for decades and referenced it in a 1964 letter to his partners.

At the time, he said an investment may start off paying just a few percentage points. For example, PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) pays a dividend of $0.81 per share, which is a yield of 2.81%. If you bought $10,000 shares of PEP on May 1, 2016, and reinvested the dividends through a dividend reinvestment program (DRIP), your shares would have been worth $11,172 on May 1, 2017.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Permian Basin pipeline project includes an investment by China’s state-controlled China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP), aka Sinopec. Other partners in the project include ArcLight Capital and Freepoint Commodities LLC. The deal also includes an expansion to oil storage facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where recent hurricanes have caused so much damage. The project still requires approval from both countries governments.’

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Macy's Inc(M)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    In my Trader column on Jan. 7, I wrote bullishly on Macy’s (M), arguing that despite dropping 14% that week it was making more headway in addressing its problems than its department-store peers.

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    It hasn’t worked out so well: Through yesterday’s market close, Macy’s had dropped 5.2%. And about the only thing Macy’s has going for it now could be the possibility that someone takes it private, something that could be in the works, according to the New York Post’s Lisa Fickenscher, Josh Kosman and Claire Atkinson:

    Terry Lundgrens final weeks as chief executive of Macys are anything but peaceful.

    The veteran retail boss, who is stepping down as CEO later in the quarter, is trying to avoid an ugly board shakeup that could tarnish his 13-year legacy and turn the largest US department store into a battleground littered with discarded top brass, The Post has learned.

    Lundgren, who had not planned to cap his tenure with a sale, has recently become open to offers from potential friendly buyers as a proactive measure to head off any attempt to mess with the board, sources familiar with the situation said.

    Shares of Macy’s have jumped 6% to $30.98 at 12:33 p.m.–and my Macy’s trade is no longer a loser. Hooray?

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Macy’s (M) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today, one day after reports called into question a possible acquisition of the company by Hudson’s Bay.

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    Macy’sdropped 2% to $30.32 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.8% to 2,385.26.

    In February, Hudson’s Bay was said to be interested in purchasing Macy’s. Analysts at the time warned that Macy’s might be too big to swallow, and reports suggest that Hudson’s Bay has decided to look elsewhere.

    Macy’s market capitalization fell to $9.2 billion today from $9.4 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $619 million on sales of $26 billion in fiscal 2017.

    Barron’s Vito Racanelli was bullish on Macy’s in a February feature, while I touted the company in a January column.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Macy’s (NYSE:M) shareholders need some good news, and they didn’t get it in late February when the company reported fourth-quarter and full-year results. That was expected, but it was still enough to send the struggling retail chain’s stock steadily downward.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M).Plans to close 100 stores.

    Men’s Wearhouse Inc./Jos. A. Banks.Parent Tailored Brands Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) plans to close 250 stores, primarily outlet stores.

  • [By John Udovich]

    While theMacys Thanksgiving Day parade sponsored by Macy’s, Inc (NYSE:M) is the most well known corporate sponsoredThanksgiving parade,Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) also sponsor parades in major USA cities that will help them grab some extra consumer attention and perhaps help the bottom line a bit.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    But there are still plenty of factors that are preventing stocks overall from mounting stronger gains, including nervousness about geopolitical issues as well as weaker parts of the global economy. Nevertheless, some stocks posted strong gains, and Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI), Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), and Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $10.17 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.

    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) shares were also up, gaining 37 percent to $51.75 as briefing documents for Wednesday Advisory Committee meeting are published to the FDA website. The documents showed that neratinib performed better than Roche's trastuzumab in I-SPY2 trial, particularly in subgroup of patients that were HRc negative. The briefing docs also showed that study 3004 met prespecified primary efficacy endpoint.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: WPRT) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $3.48 on upbeat Q3 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ: WPRT) and RPX Corp (NASDAQ: RPXC).

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.(ODFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Old Dominion Freight Line (Nasdaq: ODFL) is a leader in the long-haul, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and was able to maintain its rates through the 2008 downturn while maintaining on-time service. While its average driver salary is among the highest, the company is still able to maintain a best-in-class operating margin and trades relatively cheaply to peers.

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