Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has $116 billion in cash, and the Oracle of Omaha told shareholders in his latest annual letter that he is itching to make “one or more huge acquisitions.”
So what could Berkshire buy? How about an airline?
Buffett said in an interview with CNBC Monday morning that he “wouldn’t rule out owning an entire airline.”
Berkshire Hathaway already owns stakes in four large airlines — American (AAL), Delta (DAL), Southwest (LUV) and United (UAL). All four stocks rose about 2% Monday morning.
Buffett expressed frustration in the shareholder letter about how difficult it is to find something to buy at a “sensible” price, because the markets have surged in the past year.
But it’s clear that he wants to put some of his cash to work. And Berkshire (BRKA) could easily afford any of these four airlines — United is the cheapest, currently worth about $20 billion. Delta is the most expensive, with a market value of nearly $40 billion.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Advantus Capital Management Inc reduced its position in shares of IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 16.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 3,859 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 763 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $901,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Princeton Capital Management LLC grew its position in IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 3.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,998 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 421 shares during the quarter. IPG Photonics accounts for about 1.2% of Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,800,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Danny Vena]
Expectations were high for high-power laser-maker IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP). Last year was one of the strongest years in the company’s history, and the stock price more than doubled. The company’s had several years of stellar results and going into its financial report, investors were fearing a slowdown and were looking for any indication that IPG’s trend could continue — and they got just what they were looking for.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Navios Maritime Partners LP(NMM)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)
- [By Taylor Cox]
Walmart, Inc (NYSE: WMT) Q1 premarket
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- [By JJ Kinahan]
This week brings a string of retail results with reports from Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) on Thursday morning and Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) after market close the same day. Next week, big-box retailer Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) and home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companie, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) both report before market open on Wednesday, May 23. For a look at what else is going on across markets, check out today’s market update if you have time.
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
A lot has changed since then, however. J.C. Penney badly underperformed its own comparable sales target in the second half of 2016, as comparable sales fell instead of hitting the 3-4% mark the company had projected. Its peers continued to struggle — Macy’s(NYSE:M),Kohl’s(NYSE:KSS), andNordstrom(NYSE:JWN) all reported declining comps in the fourth quarter, and Macy’s said last year it would close 100 stores.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.27 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th. This is an increase from Federated Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.
- [By Lisa Levin]
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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
The company’s Powder River Basinassets also generated strong drilling results, with several wells topping 1,000 BOE/D. Finally, while the company did drill four wells in the Bakken, it has deferred completing them until later this year. That program is one to keep an eye on given the results Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) delivered last quarter, when it completed record-setting wells in the Three Forks and Middle Bakken formations.
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Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Melrose Industries (LON:MRO) had its price target upped by Numis Securities from GBX 250 ($3.39) to GBX 280 ($3.80) in a research report report published on Monday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
That ability to organically discover new shale plays has saved it a ton of money. The company was able to quietly gobble up 50,000 acres in Oklahoma over a four-year period for just $750 an acre. Contrast that with rivalsDevon Energy(NYSE:DVN) andMarathon Oil(NYSE:MRO). Devon spent $1.9 billion to buy Felix Energy in late 2015 for the company’s 80,000 acres in Oklahoma, paying a whopping $23,750 an acre. Meanwhile, Marathon paid $888 million for PayRock Energy and its 61,000 acres in the state, which amounted to roughly $14,500 an acre. EOG’sdeepknowledge of shale helps it know where to look so it can lock up land for next to nothing before rivals even know what’s there.