Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017


Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said fourth-quarter net earnings rose nearly 15%, boosted in part by the stock markets end-of-year gains.

Berkshires year-end results were released Saturday alongside Buffetts closely read annual letter to shareholders.

Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +0.05% BRK.B, +0.04% reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $6.29 billion, or $3,823 per Class A share equivalent, up from $5.48 billion, or $3,333 a share, in the year-earlier period. Operating earnings, which exclude some investment results, fell to $4.38 billion, or $2,665 a Class A share, from $4.67 billion, or $2,843 a Class A share, in the year prior.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Memberships and Peers: PBCT is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index. The company’s peer group includes: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) with a 0.3% yield, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) with a 3.7% yield and Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD) with a 3.5% yield.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: Snap Inc. (SNAP)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    The following are some of the stocks discussed on the show for which co-host Joel Elconin offered technical levels.

    Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) hit a low last week of $22.43, and has a big psychological level of $22. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) has two minor support levels from early December of $221.22 and $220.35. Under $220 it gets dicey, with support at $214.97 and $209.92. United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) has a key low of $31.33 from February 2. That number serves as support. Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) has a triple top at $45.15. It's currently in a trading range from $43.75-$45.70. Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) has been range bound over the last four days from $31.68 to $32.62. It has major support at the all-time low from March 15 at $30.36. Warren Lorenz, CEO of TechMeetsTrader, joined the show to discuss his "Facebook for stocks" platform, and how he learned how to trade by watching trading communities. Listen to the full interview with Lorenz here. Tommy Lackey, managing partner and portfolio manager at Relativity Capital Advisors, told us which stocks are on his nitrous scans and meltdown filters this morning. Those include XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ: XOMA) Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY). Listen to the full interview with Lackey here. With the market in a slight selloff following Friday's healthcare fallout, the focus today will be which sectors, if any, rebound throughout the day. With steel stocks looking weak and gold minors and utilities looking strong, co-host Dennis Dick said he'll try to jump into those sectors if they stay weak after the open. Hear what other sectors Dick is watching here. With Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP)'s 25-day quiet period for analysts over, the Street was treated to bullish ratings by Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and others. It's worth noting, however, most of Monday morning

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    Plus, the underwriters and institutional investors on Wall Street were able to purchase Snap shares at the IPO price of $17. But retail investors had to wait until SNAP stock debuted at $24 to buy in. After shares of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) dropped 23.2% to $17.67 after Q1 earnings were announced yesterday, retail investors who bought in at the open are looking at losses of 26%. The underwriters are still up 3.9% from the price they bought in at.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Snap(NYSE:SNAP) has disclosed, in its S-1 Registration Statement, that the company’s flagship Snapchat platform now has 158 million daily active users (DAUs). This DAU base also serves as the basis for how Snap calculates average revenue per user (ARPU), which is slightly different from other social networks, which often calculate ARPU based on monthly active users (MAUs).

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Just days after going public, Snapchat parent company Snap (NYSE:SNAP) is already getting the cold shoulder from Wall Street. After jumping 44% and 11% on their first and second trading days, respectively, Snap shares are now down about 8% as the market starts to sober up from the IPO hype. That’s likely because a handful of Street analysts have now picked up coverage and issued ratings, and they’re not good.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    When Ambarella talks about its core “wearable cameras” business, it’s generally talking about action cameras. However, that category is now expanding beyond GoPros with customers like Taser (NASDAQ:TASR) and Snap (NYSE:SNAP).

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP)were up 6.1% as of 3:00 p.m. EDT Thursday after the Snapchat parent became the recipient of yet another (mostly) positive analyst note.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: Blackrock Global(BOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) is one of Continental’s biggest competitors in the Bakken. Whiting is the second-largest oil producer in North Dakota, averaging 82,500 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) of production in 2012, across more than 700,000 acres of leased land.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: Leucadia National Corporation(LUK)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Hooper]

    When compared with similar companies, Berkshire Hathaway carries a premium over Markel (NYSE: MKL  ) , valued at 1.15 times book value and a 20 forward P/E ratio; and Leucadia National (NYSE: LUK  ) , valued at 1.10 times book value and a 7.16 trailing P/E.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We delved into Kraft Heinz’s (KHC) earnings beat, and explained the impact of Leucadia National’s (LUK) investment in National Beef on its earnings.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lee offers 22 stocks that could benefit from the correlation trade: Western Digital (WDC), Xerox (XRX), First Solar, Ford Motor, Best Buy (BBY), PulteGroup (PHM), AutoNation (AN), Textron (TXT), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), Mosaic, BB&T (BBT), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB),Loews (L), Regions Financial (RF), KeyCorp (KEY), Comerica (CMA), Leucadia National (LUK), Zions Bancorp (ZION), Valero Energy (VLO), Marathon Oil, Cardinal Health (CAH), and Pepco Holdings (POM).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc.(FDP)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Udovich]

    Thanksgiving is almost here and aside from featuring a turkey, most Thanksgiving dinners will include items from a range of consumer stocks including Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB), Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC), Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc (NYSE: FDP) and McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC) along with aThanksgiving turkey from Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL)or Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB). According tothe American Farm Bureau Federation,a classic Thanksgiving dinner will cost$49.87 for a gathering of 10 orjust under $5 per person down from 2015s all-time high of $50.11.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    The man at the top of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (NYSE: FDP) wasselling stock last week. Chairman and CEO Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh shed a block of 50,000 shares at prices that ranged from $57.85 to $58.46 apiece. The total was listed at $2.9 million. The stock ended the weekat $58.31, in a 52-week range of $41.70 to $66.86. The consensus price target is $70.30.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: General Growth Properties, Inc.(GGP)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) posted a new 52-week low of $21.05 on Monday, down 1.5% compared with Friday’s closing price of $21.37. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.10. Volume of around 13 million shares was more than double the daily average of around 5.3 million shares. The company slipped after announcing earnings this morning but is on a pace to close the day up more than 4.5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) posted a new 52-week low of $22.12 on Wednesday, down about 2.2% compared with Tuesday’s closing price of $22.61. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.10. Volume of around 4 million shares was about 20% below the daily average of around 5 million shares. The retail REIT had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rounding out the top 10 in terms of total installed solar PV capacity are Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) with 108 MWs of installed capacity, Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL with 94 MWs, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) with 51 MWs, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) with 50 MWs, IKEA with 44 MWs, Macy’s Incl. (NYSE: M) with 39 MWs, General Growth Properties Inc. (NYSE: GGP) with 30 MWs, and tied with 23 MWs, Hartz Mountain and Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus estimates predicta net loss of $0.08 per share and $177.35 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $16.61 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $15.20, and the stock has a 52-week range of $11.53 to $23.45.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, as the stock market responded favorably to encouraging news on the employment front. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped on fairly strong job creation during the month of February, and that helped push the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite to modest gains of roughly between a quarter percent and a half percent. Yet even with a positive mood among market participants, some stocks weren’t able to participate in the end-of-week rally. Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), and Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Momenta Pharmaceuticals soared 25% after the biotechnology company won a lawsuit over alleged patent infringement. A Delaware federal district court found that four patents held by Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) were invalid, opening the door for Momenta to offer its own competing version of a key drug. Momenta CEO Craig Wheeler provided details in his praise of the decision, noting that it “further bolsters our confidence in the potential for us to offer multiple sclerosis patients a more affordable generic version of Copaxone 40 mg following regulatory approval.” Momenta still has to get past some additional hurdles, but investors are hopeful that the path forward is clearer.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) slashed its earnings guidance today and told investors that in 2017, it would be “focused on execution.” Of course, I’ve never heard a company tell investors that, hey, we’re not really going to focus on executing this year, but what do I know? I’m just a blogger. Maxim’s Gabrielle Zhou and team try to explain what Teva means:

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    Teva provided an updated business outlook for 2017. The company expects to continue its execution on the integration of the Actavis transaction. However, Teva reduced full year 2017 guidance…Net revenues are now estimated in a range of $23.8B-$24.5B, non-GAAP EPS is $4.90-$5.30 (based on weighted average shares of 1,076M). Recall that Teva provided a 2016-2019 preliminary financial outlook in July 2016 that included projected 2017 revenues of $25.2B-$26.2B and non-GAAP EPS of $6.00-$6.50; reduced guidance reflects delays in the timing of generic launches (some by a year), price erosion and external competition.


    Conclusion: we downgrade the stock to Hold from Buy. Teva is working to realize synergies from the Actavis business integration, launch new products in 2017, and generate free cash flow to the company, but challenges in the near term to the core generic and specialty business are becoming bigger issues. We will have to wait and see the company refocus on developing its organic growth. As such, we are downgrading the stock to Hold from Buy and lowering the price target to $41 from $49

    Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries dropped 7.5% to $35.11 at 3:18 p.m. today.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) dropped about 0.4% Thursday to post a 52-week low of $30.57 after closing at $30.70 Wednesday night. The stock’s 52-week high is $58.16. Volume was about half the daily average of nearly 9.3 million shares. The company launched it version of GSK’s asthma inhaler Advair today. Shares are on track to post a small gain after bouncing back from the early morning low.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: Swift Transportation Company(SWFT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Swift Transportation (SWFT) is up 18.2% on news that it will merge with Knight Transportation (KNX), up 11%.

    Endo International(ENDP) is up 4.3% after preannouncing first-quarter earnings in line with analysts’ estimates.

    Tesla (TSLA) is up 1.9% after Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to Buy from Neutral.

    J.M. Smucker (SJM) is down 1.1% after Morgan Stanley cut it to Underweight from Equal Weight.


    Hilton Worldwide(HLT) is up 1.9% after Goldman Sachs upgraded it to Conviction Buy from Buy.

    Ulta Beauty(ULTA) is up 0.7% after Loop Capital upgraded it to Buy from Hold.

    Canada Goose (GOOS) is up 1.5% after a number of firms, including Goldman Sachs, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, and Canaccord initiated coverage of the stock with a Buy rating, although it also got a few Hold ratings. as well.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX) is merging with Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) to build a $5 billion trucking behemoth — and Wall Street thinks that’s a good thing.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said he noticed unusually high volume in the April 23 calls in Swift Transportation Co (NYSE: SWFT) on Wednesday. Traders bought around 3,500 contracts in the first half of the trading session and they $1 paid for them. The trade breaks even at $24 or 8.45 percent above the current market price. Jon Najarian followed the trade and he is planning to hold the position for two weeks.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2017: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows ExOne Co along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking in 2013/2014 with the bubble clearly bursting since then:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Stratasys’ stock, which took a beating from 2014 through last year, is having a great 2017. It’s gained 81.1% through May 12, crushing the S&P 500’s 7.6% total return and outpacing prime rival 3D Systems'(NYSE:DDD) powerful 64% gain.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Stratasys, Ltd along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE)and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking a few years and all showing some signs of stabilization over the past year:

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