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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

Warren Buffett’sBerkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) needs little introduction, but if you’re looking for the next Berkshire, you might be surprised to find it in China. Tech giant Tencent(OTC:TCEHY) has an impressive portfolio of companies that’s been valued at as much as $250 billion, and it also owns the super-app WeChat, whose competitive advantages are manifest.

In this segment ofBackstage Pass, recorded onAug. 23, Fool contributor Jeremy Bowman explains some of the surprising similarities between the two companies.

Jeremy Bowman: So Tencent is the parent of WeChat. That’s most of their business. WeChat is basically a super-app that I think does pretty much all the things we might use in apps like Facebook, or YouTube, or Uber for here. That’s all rolled into one app with WeChat. It’s really a huge business for Tencent. It pairs with other companies. Tencent, you have to think of it in two ways. It’s first the WeChat, and then secondly, they have a really prolific investment portfolio. I think you can almost compare them to something like Berkshire Hathaway in some ways.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gap, Inc. (GPS)

The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company worldwide. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. The company provides apparel, eyewear, jewelry, shoes, handbags, and fragrances; and performance and lifestyle apparel for use in yoga, strength training, and running, as well as seasonal sports, including skiing and tennis. The Gap, Inc. offers its products through company-operated stores, franchise stores, Websites, e-commerce and social media sites, and catalogs. The company has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. As of January 30, 2016, it operated, 3,721 company-operated and franchise store locations. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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    Gap  (GPS) – Get Report climbed Thursday after the apparel-and-accessories retailer swung to a second-quarter profit, beating Wall Street's expectations, and boosted guidance thanks to a surge in sales.

  • [By Bret Kenwell]

    Estimates call for 32% revenue growth this year and another 20% next year. On the earnings front, analysts expect 11% growth in 2021 and an acceleration up to 22% growth in 2022. On an earnings valuation basis, clearly Etsy doesn’t fit the bill. But on a price-to-sales basis, Etsy trades at roughly 11 times this year’s revenue estimates. Despite a recent top- and bottom-line beat, shares remain about 20% below its 2021 highs. 

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    Breaking away from tech, Gap comes up on our list of interesting stocks that have both growth and value as attractive qualities. 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation, incorporated on October 28, 1982, is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of banking and bank-related services to customers throughout Central and Northern Kentucky. The Company’s bank subsidiaries include Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Company (Farmers Bank), United Bank & Trust Company (United Bank), First Citizens Bank (First Citizens) and Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky, Inc. (Citizens Northern). The Company also owns FCB Services, Inc., a data processing subsidiary, and FFKT Insurance Services, Inc., a captive property and casualty insurance company. The Company’s primary deposit products are checking, savings and term certificate accounts. Its primary lending products are residential mortgage, commercial lending and consumer installment loans. The Company also offers other services, including cash management services, issuing letters of credit, safe deposit box rental and funds transfer services.

Lending Activities

The Company’s operating activities include loans, mostly secured by real estate. Real estate lending primarily includes loans secured by owner and non-owner occupied one-to-four family residential properties, as well as commercial real estate mortgage loans to developers and owners of other commercial real estate. Real estate lending includes both variable and adjustable rate products.

The Company’s subsidiary banks make approximately first and second residential mortgage loans secured by real estate without seeking third-party guarantees. Commercial real estate loans are made primarily to small and mid-sized businesses, secured by real estate. Other commercial loans are asset-based loans secured by equipment and lines of credit secured by receivables and include lending across a diverse range of business types. The Company’s net loans total approximately $959,275 million.

Investment Securities

The Company’s investment securities are classified as available-for-sale and ! held-to-maturity. The Company’s available-for-sale securities consist of obligations of United States government-sponsored entities, obligations of states and political subdivisions, mortgage-backed securities-residential, mortgage-backed securities-commercial, corporate debt securities and mutual funds and equity securities. Its securities held-to-maturity portfolio consists of obligations of states and political subdivisions. The Company’s available-for-sale securities total approximately $582,202 million. The Company’s held-to-maturity securities total approximately $3,611 million.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s primary source of funding for its lending and investment activities results from its customer deposits, which consist of noninterest and interest bearing demand, savings and time deposits. Its short-term borrowings include funding sources with an original maturity of approximately one year or less. The Company’s short-term borrowings consist of federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase, which are on an overnight basis. Its long-term borrowings include funding sources with an original maturity of approximately one year. The Company’s long-term borrowings consist of securities sold under agreements to repurchase, Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances, and subordinated notes payable to unconsolidated trusts. The Company’s total deposits are approximately $1,368,994 million.

Subsidiary Activities

Farmers Bank is engaged in a range of commercial and personal banking activities, which include accepting savings, time and demand deposits; making secured and unsecured loans to corporations, individuals and others; providing cash management services to corporate and individual customers; issuing letters of credit; renting safe deposit boxes, and providing funds transfer services. The Bank’s lending activities include making commercial, construction, mortgage, and personal loans and lines of credit. The Bank serves as ! an agent ! in providing credit card loans. United Bank, First Citizens and Citizens Northern are engaged in a general banking business providing full service banking to individuals, businesses and Governmental customers. First Citizens also provides bill payment services under the name of FirstNet.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: DAVIDsTEA Inc.(DTEA)

DAVIDsTEA is a corporation incorporated under the Canada Business Corporation Act and domiciled in Canada. DAVIDsTEA’s common shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “DTEA”. Unless the context otherwise requires, the terms “we,” “our,” “us,” “DAVIDsTEA” and the “Company” refer to DAVIDsTEA Inc. and its subsidiary. All references to “Fiscal 2013” are to the Company’s fiscal year ended January 25, 2014. All references to “Fiscal 2014” are to the Company’s fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. All references to “Fiscal 2015” are to the Company’s fiscal year ended January 30, 2016. The
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Company’s fiscal year ends on the last Saturday in January. The year ended January 31, 2015 covers a 53-week fiscal period. The years ended January 25, 2014 and January 30, 2016 cover a 52-week period.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    DAVIDsTEA Inc. (NASDAQ: DTEA) and Hain Celestial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN) both are known for their tea offerings. The latters products also include snacks, packaged foods and even personal care products. Hain has a market cap of about $3 billion, while others is a mere $80 million or so.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Winnebago Industries Inc.(WGO)

Winnebago Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells recreation vehicles primarily for leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The company offers motor homes, which are self-propelled mobile dwellings that provide living accommodations for approximately seven persons and include kitchen, dining, sleeping, and bath areas, as well as a lounge; and optional equipment accessories, such as generators, home theater systems, king-size beds, upholstery, and interior equipment. It manufactures motor homes constructed directly on medium- and heavy-duty truck chassis, which include engine and drivetrain components; and on van-type chassis onto which the motor home manufacturer constructs a living area with access to the driver’s compartment under the Winnebago and Itasca brand names, as well as panel-type vans with sleeping, kitchen, and/or toilet facilities under the Era brand name. The company also produces original equipment manufacturing parts, including extruded aluminum and other component products for other manufacturers and commercial vehicles. Winnebago Industries markets its motor homes through independent dealers primarily in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Forest City, Iowa.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q2 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Winnebago Industries in a research note issued on Tuesday, February 5th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Swartz now expects that the construction company will post earnings of $0.65 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.67. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Positive” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Winnebago Industries’ FY2019 earnings at $3.70 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.15 EPS.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The RV industry is in its ninth consecutive year of expansion, and that growth has helped Winnebago(NYSE:WGO) establish significantly stronger operating trends lately. On top of that success, management made a timely acquisition of a rival last year, and the acquisition has allowed the RV specialist to fill out its portfolio while boosting profit margins to new highs.

  • [By Rich Duprey, George Budwell, and Neha Chamaria]

    We asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify a small-cap stock that they believed could outperform the market and would make a good buy this month. Check out why Greenbrier (NYSE:GBX), Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX), and Winnebago (NYSE:WGO) made the cut.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Realogy Holdings Corp.(RLGY)

The following table represents key business drivers for the periods set forth below:

Six Months Ended June 30, Year Ended December 31, 2012 2011 2011 2010 2009 Operating Statistics: Real Estate Franchise Services (1) Closed homesale sides (2) 471,229 435,688 909,610 922,341 983,516 Average homesale price (3) $ 205,967 $ 198,513 $ 198,268 $ 198,076 $ 190,406 Average homesale broker commission rate (4) 2.55 % 2.55 % 2.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell, Chuck Saletta, and Todd Campbell]

    Armed with this insight, we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which top small-cap stocks have their attention right now. They named AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX),Realogy Holdings (NYSE:RLGY), andRegenxbio Inc. (NASDAQ:RGNX). Read on to find out why.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: SJW Corporation(SJW)

SJW Corp. was incorporated in California on February 8, 1985. SJW Corp. is a holding company with four subsidiaries:

* San Jose Water Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW Corp., with its headquarters located at 110 West Taylor Street in San Jose, California 95110, was originally incorporated under the laws of the State of California in 1866. As part of a reorganization on February 8, 1985, San Jose Water Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW Corp. San Jose Water Company is a public utility in the business of providing water service to approximately 226,000 connections that serve a population of approximately one million people in an area comprising approximately 138 square miles in the metropolitan San Jose area. San Jose Water Company’s web site can be accessed via the Internet at www.sjwater.com.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citadel Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) by 26.9% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 12,565 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,613 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC’s holdings in SJW Group were worth $832,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SJWCoin (CURRENCY:SJW) traded 32.5% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on August 31st. SJWCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $73.00 worth of SJWCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One SJWCoin coin can currently be bought for $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, SJWCoin has traded 5% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. increased its holdings in SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) by 52.2% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 14,692 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,040 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in SJW Group were worth $973,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SJWCoin (CURRENCY:SJW) traded up 18.1% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on June 21st. In the last week, SJWCoin has traded 20.4% higher against the US dollar. SJWCoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $44.00 worth of SJWCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One SJWCoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Unites States. The companys principal operating areas are located in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, its total estimated proved reserves were 623.5 million barrel of oil equivalent. Concho Resources Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) also was reiterated as Buy, with a $155 price objective. That is based on a finite timeline to delivery that is supported by its core NAV. Shares of Concho Resources were trading up 1.5% at $107.60 on Monday afternoon.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), likewise, is planning to invest less money into the Permian in 2019. The driller, which also went on a spending spree last year, including buying rival RSP Permian for $9.5 billion, is reducing its 2019 spending plan to $2.9 billion. That’s 17% lower than its initial forecast. By moderating its activity, Concho Resources can generate more free cash flow, which will help support its recently initiated dividend.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) announced a special dividend on Wednesday, February 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the oil and natural gas company on Friday, March 29th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in shares of Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) by 70.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 902 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 2,185 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Concho Resources were worth $93,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: STERIS Corporation(STE)

STERIS Corporation and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture, and sell infection prevention, contamination control, microbial reduction, and surgical support products and services for healthcare, pharmaceutical, scientific, research, industrial, and governmental customers worldwide. It provides steam, vaporized hydrogen peroxide, and ethylene oxide sterilizers; liquid chemical sterilant processing systems; washer/disinfector systems; general and specialty surgical tables; surgical and examination lights; equipment management systems; operating room storage cabinets; warming cabinets; scrub sinks; and other products and accessories. The company also offers connectivity solutions, such as operating room integration, workflow, patient tracking, and instrument management that allow transfer of information and images; cleaning chemistries and sterility assurance products; cleansing products, including hard surface disinfectants, and skin care and hand hygiene solutions; high-pu rity water equipment; vaporized hydrogen peroxide generators. In addition, it sells contract materials processing services using gamma irradiation and ethylene oxide technologies, as well as offers microbial reduction services based on customer specifications. Further, the company provides maintenance programs and repair services, sterilization and surgical management consulting services, information management and decision support services, and other support services, such as construction and facility planning, engineering support, device testing, customer education, hand hygiene process excellence, asset management/planning, and the sale of replacement parts. STERIS Corporation sells its products to end users, dealers, and distributors through direct field sales and service representatives. The company was formerly known as Innovative Medical Technologies and changed its name to STERIS Corporation in 1987. STERIS Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Ment or, Ohio.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $98.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $98.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

DSP Group, Inc. provides wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. It enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to develop new applications through system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs. The company offers solutions supporting various major digital cordless technologies with a primary share in the wireless home telephony market. It provides a portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating digital enhanced cordless telecommunications, Wi-Fi, public switched telephone network, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP)/communications over Internet Protocol technologies with application and multimedia processors. The company?s products enables converged voice, audio, video, and data connectivity across various consumer products, including cordless and VoIP phones, home gateways and broadband multimedia terminals, and home automation and wireless audio to fixed mobile convergence offerings, as well as partners w ith CE manufacturers to provide converged communications at home. It markets its products through direct sales and marketing offices, as well as through a network of distributors to CE brands, original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, telecommunications operators, and service providers primarily in the United States, Japan, Europe, Hong Kong, and Korea. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in San Jose, California.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Black Hills Corporation(BKHU)

Black Hills Corporation, a South Dakota corporation (together with its subsidiaries, referred to herein as the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), is a growth-oriented, vertically-integrated energy company headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota. Our predecessor company, Black Hills Power and Light Company, was incorporated and began providing electric utility service in 1941. It was formed through the purchase and combination of several existing electric utilities and related assets, some of which had served customers in the Black Hills region since 1883. In 1956, we began producing, selling and marketing various forms of energy through non-regulated businesses.
We operate in the United States with two major business groups: Utilities and Non-regulated Energy. Our Utilities Group is comprised of regulated Electric Utilities and regulated Gas Utilities segments, and our Non-regulated Energy Group is comprised of Power Generation, Coal Mining and Oil and Gas segments.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about BLACK HILLS Cor/EQUITY Ut (NYSE:BKHU) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BLACK HILLS Cor/EQUITY Ut earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.7211950698084 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.