Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019


White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has a lot in common with Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). The company’s insurance-based businesses have fueled the company’s investment portfolio, to name the key similarity. However, there are some big differences investors should be aware of before adding White Mountains to their portfolios.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on June 18, 2018.

Michael Douglass: Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day. It’s Monday, June 18th, and we’re doing an episode about a company called White Mountains Insurance. For listeners, that’s ticker symbol WTM.


Thanks to a listener for pointing out the company and asking for us to talk about it. I will include in here my typical plug: listeners, if you have a stock that you’re interested in in any of the sectors that we cover and you want us to talk about it, email us, tweet us, send us a letter if you want to. [laughs] Really anything is appreciated. We are very happy to dedicate whole episodes to stocks or industries or questions that listeners have because it’s a cool opportunity for us to examine something that maybe we wouldn’t have thought about otherwise. So, thanks to a listener, we’re going to be talking about White Mountains. Again, that’s ticker symbol WTM in particular.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: REGENXBIO Inc.(RGNX)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell, Keith Speights, and Brian Feroldi]

    Biotechnology stocks can pop or drop because of clinical trial successes or failures, and that makes investing in biotech stocks riskier than investing in other industries. Nevertheless, the rewards for those biotech companies that successfully innovate new therapies can be significant, and that makes stocks like Regenxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN), and AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) worth considering. Read on to learn more about these companies and why some of our Motley Fools think they could be top stocks to add to portfolios this month.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three gene therapy stocks have really stood out in the first half of the year. Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT), Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ:SLDB), and Regnxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX) stocks have soared 120% or more since the beginning of 2018. Here’s what has made these the best gene therapy stocks of 2018 so far — and a look at whether or not they have even more room to run.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:


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    A number of research firms have weighed in on RGNX. TheStreet upgraded REGENXBIO from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. ValuEngine upgraded REGENXBIO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Raymond James set a $45.00 price objective on REGENXBIO and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $48.00 price objective (up previously from $38.00) on shares of REGENXBIO in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded REGENXBIO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $43.25.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%.Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. TheSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    NASDAQ STRS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $31.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 528 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,123. Stratus Properties has a 52 week low of $26.15 and a 52 week high of $32.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.(FRSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Papa Murphy’s in a report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst A. Barish now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.01) for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.04. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Papa Murphy’s’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.15 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.39 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ: FRSH) and Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wall Street brokerages expect Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) to post $28.61 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Papa Murphy’s’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $28.46 million to $28.75 million. Papa Murphy’s posted sales of $31.99 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 10.6%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Equities research analysts expect Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) to post sales of $32.10 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Papa Murphy’s’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $32.35 million and the lowest is $31.84 million. Papa Murphy’s posted sales of $29.10 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 10.3%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, August 8th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diversified Restaurant (NASDAQ: SAUC) and Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton (NYSE: ETN) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.(NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co.(NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid forTwenty-FirstCentury Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA).
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    Micron Technology Inc.(Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp.(NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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 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 Joseph Griffin]

    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.

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