Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: BRK.B

[ July 8, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 68972 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

ROUNDTABLE: Five strategists lay out their top picks for 2014 Picking individual stocks is never easy. But your odds of making money rise if you select stocks that will benefit from big-picture investment themes. Here are five big ideas for 2014, according to the five top investment managers and strategists of USA TODAY’s Investment Roundtable: Hospitals are healthy investments Sure, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been dreadful, but that doesn’t mean hospitals won’t benefit big with the implementation of Obamacare, says Larry Robbins of Glenview Capital Management. The bottom line is that many of the 60 million Americans who don’t currently have health insurance will get it beginning Jan. 1, and during the next few years as the law mandates it. The math is healthy for hospitals: currently, hospitals “collect four cents on the dollar” on their costs from uninsured patients who go to an emergency room … Continue reading

[ May 28, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 32946 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes — just in case they’re material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of NV Energy (NYSE: NVE  ) jumped 23% today after the company agreed to be bought out by Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B  ) . So what: Berkshire’s MidAmerican subsidiary has made the offer to purchase NV Energy for $23.75 per share, and both board have approved the deal. If all goes well, it is expected to close in the first quarter of next year. Now what: This is the latest major move into energy for Berkshire Hathaway as Warren Buffett looks to add consistent cash flow from the utility business. The move adds 2.4 million electric customers to the company and natural gas services to 145,000 people. Shares are trading within $0.10 of the offer price, and … Continue reading

[ May 26, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 93384 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Warren Buffett may be the Oracle of Omaha, but he’s heading to L.A. to take up to four people on a tour of Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK-B  ) (NYSE: BRK-A  ) See’s Candy Factory. It’s all-you-can-eat, and it’s for charity. The offer is currently live on Charitybuzz.com’s auction-based website, and bidders have 15 days to make their proposals. The website estimates the value of the half-day tour at $75,000, and eight bidders have already pushed the price up to $35,000 at the time of writing. Buffet bought the candy company from the See family in 1972, making this the 41st year of Berkshire Hathaway’s ownership. Proceeds from the auction will benefit “Communities in Schools — Los Angeles,” a nonprofit organization focused on providing students with the support they need to complete their studies and succeed in life. The Charitybuzz.com posting says that on the tour the Buffett will “demonstrate the only acceptable … Continue reading

[ May 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 63373 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) U.S. stocks spent most of the Mondays session near the flatline, as investors weighed downbeat data from China and deteriorating situation in Ukraine with the better-than-expected report on the health of the services sector. The S&P 500 (SPX) was flat at 1,880.80, with the financials sector leading the losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) slipped 9 points, or 0.1%, to 16,503.66, with half of its members trading in negative territory. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co lead the losses, after reporting a grim outlook for the second quarter. Best Financial Companies To Invest In 2015: Vanguard Industrials Etf (VIS) Vanguard Industrials ETF (the Fund), formerly known as Vanguard Industrials VIPERs, is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Industrials Index Fund. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) US Investable Market Industrials Index … Continue reading

[ May 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 99788 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

No investor is a bigger superstar than Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK-A  ) (NYSE: BRK-B  ) Warren Buffett. But the beauty of Berkshire Hathaway stock is that even when Buffett is no longer able to run the company, the tenets that have guided his investment decisions will remain in place for his successors to follow for decades to come. Let’s take a closer look at why Berkshire Hathaway stock offers good long-term prospects even after its recent run to record highs. Berkshire’s one-stop shop for investors Even among conglomerates, you won’t often find the breadth of industry coverage that you’ll see among Berkshire’s mix of businesses. Among the largest parts of Berkshire are its core insurance business, with its GEICO unit being the best-known insurance carrier in the mix; the railroad company Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which it purchased in early 2010; and its majority stake in MidAmerican Energy, which provides electric utility … Continue reading