Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett
Yesterday, Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B), said he thinks the United States will “work fine” under President Donald Trump.
His reason: America’s got the “secret sauce” – the ability to survive.
“America works,” Buffett told CNBC on Thursday (Jan. 19). “I’ve said this before. It’ll work wonderfully under [former Democratic presidential candidate] Hillary Clinton, and I think it’ll work fine under Donald Trump.”
The billionaire also conceded that he doesn’t think the United States works perfectly, “but you just look at where we go, milestone after milestone. Never bet against America.”
Buffett likewise took the CNBC interview yesterday as an opportunity to reiterate his call to invest now for the long haul…
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- [By Travis Hoium]
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- [By Crystal Kim]
Global Equities Researchs Trip Chowdhry says that Tesla Motors (TSLA) is a prime beneficiary of president-elect Donald Trumps America First policies. In a recently published note, he wrote that factories are the new monuments.
Chowdhry added that Apple (AAPL) will cancel Project Titanthe codename for its Apple Car initiative. The iPhone maker has reportedly been pursuing an 80%/20% model in which 80% of car manufacturing will be contracted out and 20% made in the U.S., something that may not jive with Trumps plans. Trump posted a video of his plans for his first 100 days in office, emphasizing American production and innovation.
In his research note, Chowdhry says investors thesis for Tesla require adjustment:
The more factories TSLA builds, the higher the TSLA stock goes The more vertically-integrated TSLA becomes, the higher the TSLA stock goes The more workers TSLA hires, the higher the TSLA stock goes The more TSLA spends, the higher the TSLA stock goes Under President Trump – TSLA will always have easy access to capital – as TSLA is built on “America First” from Day One, which is key to Trump’s presidency
TSLA is doubling the size of its Fremont Factory from 5.3 million square feet to more than 12 million square feet, increasing the production capacity from 500,000 units per year to more than 1 million units per year and construction has already begun TSLA is also doubling its production capacity at its Lathrop, CA factory TSLA Giga Factory built right here in Nevada – the biggest factory on the planet US Workers – by 2017, TSLA will have more than 20,000 US workers building Cars, Supercharging stations, Solar Roofs, Batteries
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Earlier today, we noted that Goldman Sachs analystDavid Tamberrino had cut Tesla (TSLA) to Sell from Neutral, arguing that the Model 3 launch, solar business, and its need for cash skewed the risk to the downside. Should investors take their advice? Possibly, says the folks at Bespoke Investment Group, but not because of the Goldman Sachs downgrade.
See, the firm has a history of upgrading the stock when it rallies and downgrading on pullbacks, something that hasn’t worked out too well for investors in the past. “Given their history on the name, we definitely wouldnt be hitting the sell button based solely on the Goldman downgrade,” Bespoke says.
But that doesn’t mean that you should be buying Tesla’s shares either. Bespoke explains why:
While it may seem like Teslas recent rally took it to new all-time highs, the longer-term chart shows that the stock has actually topped out at these levels two prior times over the last three years. Shares have basically traded in a range between $150 and $280 since the start of 2014. For TSLA to break out of this range, it needs to get above $280 and then build support there over a period of weeks and months. It may sound counter-intuitive, but we wouldnt be buyers unless it got over that $280 level or it traded to the low end of its range in the low-$200s. Anything in between is considered no-mans land.
Shares of Tesla have dropped 4.9% to $244.69 at 2:27 p.m. today.
- [By John Rosevear]
At first glance, Super Cruise seems similar to Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Autopilot, the best-known “hands-free,” driver-assist system. But it’s a bit different: Super Cruise adds some new pieces to existing driver-assist systems to create a genuine Level 3 partial self-driving system — and that raises some interesting questions.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) announced plans to acquire Patheon NV (NYSE: PTHN) for $35 per share in cash.
The deal is projected to complete by the end of 2017.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Great Plains Energy Inc(GXP)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Westar Energy stock declined 8% after regulators at the Kansas Corporation Commissions blocked the sale of Westar to Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP). The $12.2 billion merger would have joined utilities in Kansas and Missouri. Great Plains had argued that the combination would produce nearly $2 billion in efficiency gains in the next 10 years, but regulators instead sided with those who had argued that the deal was too rich and would have required rate increases sooner rather than later. Great Plains stock was hardly affected at all by the decision, leading many to conclude that Westar had a lot more to lose from the deal falling through then Great Plains had to gain from a successful merger.