Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

It’s been a couple of weeks since Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) released its annual letter to shareholders. By now, investors and media alike have had a chance to digest everything Warren Buffett had to say about the year that just passed.

For 2017, there was no bigger news story than the $29 billion windfall to the company’s net worth, thanks to the reduction in the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Berkshire Hathaway isn’t the only company to benefit from the tax cut. But it is one of the most widely followed, so Buffett’s comments on the subject traveled fast.

As I went through the entire letter, I found it to be one of the least entertaining in recent years. Sure, there were the usual lighthearted moments, but it didn’t come across nearly as folksy as in past years. Perhaps the Oracle of Omaha has nothing left to say.

For me, the tidbit that caught my attention — you’d need a microscope to find it — was a brief mention of BNSF, the company’s railroad subsidiary:

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Independent Bank Corporation(IBCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Independent Bank (NASDAQ:IBCP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    IBCP has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Independent Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine raised Independent Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Independent Bank in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Hovde Group set a $26.00 price objective on Independent Bank and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Independent Bank presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Independent Bank Co.(MI) (NASDAQ:IBCP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.33.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sorrento Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRNE) shares gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $6.75, but opened at $6.55. Sorrento Therapeutics shares last traded at $6.35, with a volume of 2670350 shares traded.

  • [By ]

    Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) : “This is the kind of speculative stock that I like.”

    Geron (GERN) : “Let’s stick with high quality like Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) .”

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But some individual stocks missed out on the positive mood prevailing on Wall Street. Read on to learn why Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE), and iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) slumped today.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Galaxy Resources Limited (GALXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Galaxy Resources [ASX:GXY] (OTCPK:GALXF) – Price = AUD 3.42

    Galaxy Resources is an Australian pure play lithium miner with 3 lithium projects globally.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.(SSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Northern Trust Corp lowered its stake in shares of Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD) by 0.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,268,384 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 968 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Simpson Manufacturing were worth $73,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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