Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

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.

Surprisingly, a high IQ isn’t one of them. As Buffett put it, “You do not need to be terrifically smart to do well as an investor at all.” However, great investors should have certain qualities, and here are three specific traits he mentioned.

Be realistic

“You have to be realistic. You have to define your circle of competence accurately. You have to know what you don’t know, and not get enticed by it,” Buffett said.

In other words, it’s important to know your strengths and weaknesses if you want to be a great investor. This is why Buffett has historically avoided investing in tech stocks — he knows himself well enough to realize that he doesn’t understand the industry sufficiently to make smart investment decisions. However, he does understand businesses like insurance, banking, and utilities, so you’ll find quite a few of these businesses among Berkshire’s subsidiaries and stock portfolio.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Shares of Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) plunged more than 10% last week, after the company cut its full-year earnings guidance and warned investors that comp sales growth will be near 1% in the current quarter.

  • [By ] When it comes to mobile payments, most people likely think ofApple(NASDAQ: AAPL) Pay or Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google Pay. However, a recent eMarketer studyfound that Starbucks(NASDAQ: SBUX) actually has the top proximity mobile payment app in the United States.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Starbucks Corporation(NASDAQ:SBUX) is set to report its second-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26. And while the media has — rightfully — focused on the early-April incident in a Philadelphia store where an employee called the police and had two African-American men who were waiting for a business associate arrested, it’s likely that management is looking forward to moving the headlines away from that event and talking about the performance of the business itself.

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    Additional names sold include Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), and Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) which fell about 9% to $52.22. The stocks 52-week range is $51.58 to $61.94. Volume was 60 million compared to the daily average volume of 8.1 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

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.
    Amazon.com, 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 Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 18 percent to $17.975 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $18.83 after reporting a common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 16 percent to $18.52 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) was down, falling around 15 percent to $24.60 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    8×8 Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) was maintained as Buy at Canaccord Genuity and assigned a price target of $105, compared with a prior close of $22.05.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Gladstone Capital Corporation(GLAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Investor Events

    Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD) and Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) each holding an analyst/investor day
    Micron Technology, Inc (NASDAQ: MU) holding analyst/investor day
    Baxter International Inc (NYSE: BAX) investor conference

    Tuesday
    Notable Earnings

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.(AE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aeternity (CURRENCY:AE) traded down 15.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on June 10th. One Aeternity token can currently be purchased for approximately $2.94 or 0.00043736 BTC on popular exchanges including LATOKEN, Lykke Exchange, CoinBene and IDAX. Aeternity has a market cap of $684.89 million and approximately $14.30 million worth of Aeternity was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Aeternity has traded down 16.7% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aeternity (CURRENCY:AE) traded 0.3% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 16th. Aeternity has a market cap of $610.90 million and approximately $5.83 million worth of Aeternity was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Aeternity has traded 21.4% lower against the US dollar. One Aeternity token can now be purchased for approximately $2.62 or 0.00040024 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Lykke Exchange, Binance, Koinex and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in Adams Resources & Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 6,366 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $277,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aeternity (AE) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was September 2nd, 2017. Aeternity’s total supply is 273,685,830 tokens and its circulating supply is 233,020,472 tokens. Aeternity’s official website is www.aeternity.com. Aeternity’s official Twitter account is @aetrnty and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Aeternity is /r/Aeternity and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xilinx earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the programmable devices maker an impact score of 47.7615347434404 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) and NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) is well aware of this massive opportunity, which is why AI-focused development was a common theme at its recent analyst day. The company has already taken its first steps in the AI space with the help of its field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), but it’s now looking to raise its game by going all in on product development.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura upgraded shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) from a reduce rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have $70.00 price target on the programmable devices maker’s stock, up from their prior price target of $60.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Parsons Capital Management Inc. RI cut its stake in shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 21.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 17,800 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after selling 4,750 shares during the quarter. Parsons Capital Management Inc. RI’s holdings in Xilinx were worth $1,286,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    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 SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    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.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Still, some individual stocks underperformed the indexes. Read on to learn why Gannett (NYSE:GCI), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), and Samsung Electronics (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) fell today.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) dominate the global smartphone market. Samsung is the leader in terms of number of phones sold, while Apple commands the lion’s share of the industry’s profits. And their leading positions in this $500 billion market have allowed them to deliver handsome gains to investors over the years.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    That would be South Korean memory giants Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) and SK Hynix. Samsung controls nearly half the global market for DRAM chips while Hynix and Micron split the other half down the middle. Other chip manufacturers play a forgettable role in the total market. The NAND sector is a bit more diversified thanks to the presence of Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) and its all-important SanDisk subsidiary but Micron is one of the largest suppliers in this segment as well.

  • [By ]

    We maintain BUY and our six-month-forward target price of KRW66,000 (the average of 10x 2018F EPS and 1.7x 2018F BPS, after the stock split) on Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF)(OTC:SSNNF). We now believe Samsung will report KRW61.2tn in revenue and KRW15.7tn in operating profit for 2Q18, mostly unchanged from our previous estimates. We slightly raise our 2Q operating profit forecast is because we expect DRAM prices to increase more sharply than we previously thought. In 2Q, we estimate the PC DRAM contract price to rise 4.7% QoQ and the server DRAM price to climb by a higher-than-expected 2.8% QoQ on the back of data center demand. As for mobile DRAM, the prices of discrete products may rise slightly, by more than 1%, but the prices of those for eMCP will likely remain flat QoQ.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Other Dividend Aristocrats likeCoca-Cola(NYSE: KO) or Procter & Gamble(NYSE: PG)have become slow-growth companies, but aren’t necessarily cheap. Investors often pay a premium for companies with strong brands and long histories of success, paying up for the security of a reliable investment and dividend stream. Both stocks have significantly underperformed theS&P 500 over virtually every time frame you could pick in the last decade. In other words, a long history as a dividend raiser isn’t a guarantee of outperformance, nor do the most consistent dividend stocks trade at value prices.

  • [By ]

    The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index has tanked 6% over the past month amid mixed first-quarter earnings from the group’s biggest names. For some on Wall Street, Coca-Cola’s (KO) report card disappointed in the area of pricing power both in the U.S. and Europe. The street was also letdown by weak sales in water, sports drinks and juices.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    In 1985, The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) launched New Coke, triggering major backlash from customers. Michael Jordan was named NBA Rookie of the Year. Average monthly rent in the U.S. was $375.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) traded down 0.33% at $43.65. The stock’s 52-week range is $41.45 to $48.62. Volume was about half the daily average of around 12.1 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sun Hydraulics Corporation(SNHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sun Hydraulics Co. (NASDAQ:SNHY) major shareholder Robert C. Koski sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.94, for a total value of $50,940.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Sun Hydraulics Co. (NASDAQ:SNHY) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $58.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Sun Hydraulics Co. (NASDAQ:SNHY) by 15.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 347,661 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,351 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Sun Hydraulics were worth $18,620,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Westar Energy, Inc.(WR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA raised its holdings in shares of Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) by 39.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 273,032 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 77,592 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Westar Energy were worth $14,359,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the utilities shares surged 0.43 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPKE), up 4 percent, and Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) up 3 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. Westar Energy had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 12.60%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its holdings in Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,441 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 968 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Westar Energy were worth $430,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $57.44 and last traded at $57.25, with a volume of 29399 shares. The stock had previously closed at $57.04.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Friedman Industries Inc.(FRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farad (CURRENCY:FRD) traded 24.6% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on June 28th. Farad has a market capitalization of $825,559.00 and approximately $54.00 worth of Farad was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Farad has traded up 3.4% against the dollar. One Farad token can currently be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000100 BTC on exchanges.