It's one of the few constants in the financial markets… Popular investment ideas are usually losers. As we often preach, it pays to be a contrarian. Or as billionaire investor Warren Buffett has famously said, "Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful." Whatever phrase you choose… whenever the "crowd" is heavily betting one way, it's often a good time to take the other side of that bet. We were reminded of this fact when we saw the Commitments of Traders ("COT") report on the U.S. Treasury market earlier this week… If you're not familiar, the COT is a weekly government report that tracks the bets of different types of traders in different futures markets, including U.S. Treasurys.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Snap Inc. (SNAP)
- [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]
The life of Venice, California-basedSnap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP)as a public company can be best summarized as ‘short, volatile and eventful.’ SNAP stock hasseen huge volatility, rising from its IPO price of $17 to close its first trading day at $24.5 per share. After closing at a high of $27.09 on March 3rd, the stock fell all the way to sub-$20 levels before rising back to nearly $24. And, Snap stock price now hovers around the $20 mark, closing the last trading session at $20.8 per share (April 7). More importantly, the stock could fall below the psychologically crucial $20 mark, after multiple investment houses recently issued cautious to neutral commentary on the name.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Recently public social media company Snap (NYSE:SNAP)has been making a few head-scratcher decisions with their marketing strategies lately, not the least of which is its growing interest in drone technology. While it makes sense for companies like Appleand Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)to pour money into moonshot technology projects, it’s a bit more of a confusing move for Snap to make.
- [By Jack Delaney]
Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) is about to pay $200 million to this little-known Chinese company, and its all part of a plan to revolutionize how people share photos and videos…
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Iron Mountain has gained 2.6% to $26.55 at 3:05 p.m., making it the fourth-best performer in the S&P 500, ahead of WPX Energy (WPX), which has gained 2.4% to $19.94, Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), which has gained 2.3% to $53.55 and Dominion Resources (D), which has risen 2.1% to $59.85.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: MPLX LP(MPLX)
- [By Garrett Cook]
Lastly, Citi says Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) and MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) remain Buy rated the heels of benefits derived from strong product demand and the NGL recovery.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
JPMorgan analyst Phil Gresh and team explain what they got wrong about Marathon Petroleum (MPC), as they cut its rating to Neutral from Overweight following yesterday’s disastrous financial results from MPLX (MPLX):
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)
- [By Kumar Abhishek]
In anSEC filing on November 14th, Berkshire disclosed that it had made investments in three airline companies. At the time of filing, Berkshire owned 21.8 million American Airlines (NSDQ:AAL) shares worth $797 million, 6.3 million Delta Air (NYSE:DAL) shares worth $249.3 million, and 4.5 million United Continental (NYSE:UAL) shares worth $237.8 million. SeparatelyCNBC, citing Buffett, reported that Berkshire has also made an investment in Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) after Sept. 30. While it is not clear who made this investment decision, many expect it to be one of his deputies as Buffett generally concerns himself only with large positions. The position’s in the airline companies are relatively small. And after all, it was one of the two who decided on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Precision Castparts (NYSE:PCP), the equipmentmanufacturer for the aircraft and energy industries, for $37.2 Bn.
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
In the past year, shares of American Airlines Group Inc. (NYSE: AAL) are up 69%. Shares of United Continental are up 81%. And shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) are up 51%. The S&P 500 is higher by 17% over the same period.
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
At this time last year, U.S. airlines were developing ambitious growth plans for Cuba, after it became legal to offer scheduled service to the Caribbean island nation for the first time in more than half a century. As the top airlines in South Florida, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) had the most ambitious plans for flying to Cuba.
- [By Craig Jones]
Najarian also noticed very aggressive call options buying in American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL). Traders bought the August 50 calls in the name. There was also a large call options activity in JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). Najarian has a long position in Delta and he bought JetBlue on Thursday.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
March has brought madness to airline stocks, including United Continental Holdings (UAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and American Airlines (AAL). But the recent pullbacks aren’t a buying opportunity, say Imperial Michael Derchin and Adam Hackel.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.(IBKR)
- [By Travis Hoium]
The ups and downs of revenue and earnings atInteractive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR)struck again in the first quarter of 2017. Trading and market making were down versus a year before,but the company still reported a profit and is making long-term adjustments that could make the business more profitable for investors.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than