Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Last Update: 09-19-2016

Number of Stocks: 49
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $129,705 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 1%

Countries: USA
Details: Top Buys | Top Sales | Top Holdings  Embed:

Warren Buffett Watch

  • Stars Aligning for JPMorgan?

    As Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) continues to pick up the pieces after the debacle, JPMorgan’s (NYSE:JPM) Jamie Dimon was recently putting on his best Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) impersonation at the Economic Club for a possible open position on the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) portfolio. Yes, this interview and Buffett’s subsequent praise has been covered elsewhere, but companies aligning with Buffett’s operating philosophies have at times done so for the very reason of trying to get a spot on the team.


  • Bill Gates' Largest Investments of the Year

    Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the smartest businessmen in the world. He founded Microsoft (MSFT) and grew it to the world's largest software maker and monopolized the PC world. Gates was the world's richest man for 15 consecutive years. The following are the best performers of his most recent investments.

    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) with a market cap of $50.61 billion has gained 31.6% year to date. The guru's stake represents 1.93% of the company's outstanding shares and 5.08% of his total assets.


  • Buffett’s 3 Categories of Returns on Capital

    “A truly great business must have an enduring 'moat' that protects excellent returns on invested capital.”

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), 2007 Shareholder Letter


  • American Competition: Nike vs. Under Armour

    Guru investors love these brands, and with both stocks off big in 2016, it’s possibly time to make a trade or further your position because both companies are in a dominant position. This is an all-American athletic apparel competition.

    Nike (NYSE:NKE)


  • The Benefits of a Capital Gains Dividend

    I have written about the importance of dividends to investors many times before. To reiterate, dividends are a vital tool for wealth creation over the long term, and there is no substitute. Well, there is no substitute unless you create your own dividends.

    Creating your own dividends is not a complex process. Finding a company to invest in that has the traits you need to be able to build a portfolio where you create your own dividends is the hard part.


  • Headline Risk Is Still Poison for These Stocks

    Stock picking is hard. Most institutional and retail stock pickers underperform the indexes. But every investor could improve the likelihood they beat the market by following one rule:

    Avoid high profile, controversial companies where an adverse news event could produce an overnight price collapse.


  • Asymmetric Allocation: Saints & Sinners Market Neutral Trade With Tandy Leather & Newell Brands

    Ever had a good idea to invest in, but little money to invest? Or have you ever found a good long or short but you were killed when the whole market moved in the wrong direction? There is a solution called market neutral trading.

    This strategy is used by big hedge funds, but I am offering this “secret” for a cost of a click and a few minutes of your time. Market neutral trading involves longing (buying) a position and shorting (selling) another position for stocks in the same industry or sector. If you like to learn more about market neutral trading, you can read more about it here.


  • Lemon Juice, Knights and Hybrids

    Being a hybrid maker off and on over the years, I'm very comfortable with the idea and have been the subject of quite a few pretty good mashups myself.” – David Bowie


  • Van Den Berg's Best-Performing Buys

    Arnold Van Den Berg has handily beaten all of the indices since founding Century Management in 1974. He manages a portfolio composed of 46 stocks with a total value of $619 million. The following are the best performers of his investments.

    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM) with a market cap of $10.2 billion has performed 74.7% year to date. The stake represents 0.08% of the company's outstanding shares and 1.49% of Van Den Berg's total assets.


  • Jerome Dodson Goes 2 for 2 in 3rd Quarter

    Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio) of the Parnassus Fund acquired two new holdings and sold out of two others during the third quarter.

    Dodson founded Parnassus Investments in 1984. The firm has a contrarian approach and invests in companies with wide moats or strong competitive advantages, have long-term relevancy, have good management and are trading at a significant discount to their intrinsic values.


  • These Guru-Led Stocks Consistently Beat the Market

    A great way to achieve gains in line with the investing masters is to join them.

    I am a proponent of investing in the public securities of these guru investors. The problem is that not all of these investors beat the markets. Sure an off-year or two is acceptable, but it is pointless to invest in them if they cannot beat the markets in the long run, when more money can be made in a low-cost Standard & Poor's 500 fund.


  • Wells Fargo Reports Strong 3rd Quarter Earnings

    During the third quarter, Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) reported $5.6 billion in net income and diluted earnings per share of $1.03. These values represent a 2% increase and a 1% increase from second quarter values, respectively. Even though the company suffered over $185 million due to the customer account scandal, Wells Fargo increased their revenues by 2% from third quarter 2015.

    Brief summary of earnings report


  • The Rule That’s Helped Me Avoid Losing Money

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is famous for his first two rules of investing: "Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1." These rules may seem simple enough on the face of it, but few investors actually follow them.

    Buffett’s first two rules are based on the idea that an investor should always look to make investments that are unlikely to result in permanent capital impairment. To put it another way, investors should always seek to invest in stocks that are not likely to go to zero, wiping out shareholders (I say likely because it is never possible to predict with any certainty whether a company will collapse or not).


  • How Can You Beat the Market?

    The investing world is full of tough competition. Better results require hard work. Sometimes even hard work is not enough.

    If you are looking for investment opportunities in the same places as everyone else, it’s difficult to get a competitive advantage.


  • Gurus Buy Stocks With Low P/E Ratios

    Gurus are buying stocks that are trading with low price-earnings (P/E) ratios. Some are greatly undervalued, according to the DCF calculator.

    Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) with a market cap of $4.74 billion is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.85 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.05. According to the DCF calculator the stock has a fair value of $162.9 while it is trading at about $74.03 with a margin of safety of 55%. The price has dropped by 39% during the last 12 months and is now 40.49% below its 52-week high and 9.19% above its 52-week low.


  • Buffett Snaps Back at Trump's Tax Comments With Facts

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), mastermind of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) and world's fourth-richest person, issued the following statement today denouncing Trump's remarks at last night's presidential debate that Buffett avoids paying taxes in the same way he does:

    Some Tax Facts for Donald Trump


  • Is Benjamin Graham Still Relevant?

    Are the principles laid out by Benjamin Graham no longer of any use in today’s world?

    There are some who believe this statement to be true. Indeed, there are few if any well-known investors who follow Graham’s net-nets investing rules today. The most prominent value investors such as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) use intrinsic value calculations rather than a net-nets approach to find bargains in the market.


  • 7 Guru Stocks Trading at Low Price-Earnings

    Gurus are buying these seven stocks that are trading with a very low price-earnings (P/E) ratio. Most of them are greatly undervalued, according to the DCF calculator.

    Shinhan Financial Group Co. Ltd. ADR. (NYSE:SHG), with a market cap of $17.27 billion, is trading with a P/E ratio of 8.29 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.53. According to the DCF calculator, the stock has a fair value of $47 while it is trading at $36.41 with a margin of safety of 23%. The price has risen 3% during the last 12 months and is now 8.43% below its 52-week high and 25.21% above its 52-week low.


  • Tech Companies Among High Value Stocks

    Among companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq, information technology companies made multiple value screeners.

    Two companies, Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) and Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), made four and three value screeners as of Oct. 4. This suggests that technology companies offer high value potential in the short term.


  • 21 Questions With Ugo Ume

    1. How and why did you get started investing? What is your background?

    About 5 years ago I enrolled at the University of Arizona. As a freshman, I was worked at a deli on campus. One of my colleagues told me he ‘invests’ $100 thousand of his money. A month later, he had more than ‘tripled it’ $360 thousand. My jaw dropped. I had saved $4,000 by negotiating cell phone prices down on craigslist and then subsequently selling them market price on eBay both in high school and also my freshman year of college – a strategy I later learned to be a term in finance called Arbitrage. I said to myself, I have $4,000 today, if I conservatively double my money every month until I graduate, I can retire without ever working a post-college job. Most inexperienced investors would believe these ego-stroking stories, but as I read more about finance, I realized that there is absolutely no way he turned $100 thousand into $360 thousand in a few weeks. Also, why would someone be working for $7.65 per hour if they were doing so well? I applied for a Scottrade account about a month after on my 18th birthday. So my interest in investing was effectively by chance.


  • All Investors Should Own Some Deep Value Stocks

    There are many different ways of building an investment portfolio; ultimately how you build your portfolio will depend on your investment objectives as well as appetite for risk.

    Dividends or dividend stocks are usually the foundations of any portfolio no matter what your attitude on risk or investment objectives. Indeed, you can’t go wrong with a steady stream of dividends to improve your portfolio’s returns when times are good and generate a steady income when times are bad. Alongside dividend stocks, there’s one other class of equities that should have a place in every portfolio – deep value stocks.


  • GuruFocus Podcast Episode 2: Wells Fargo, Scandal & Investors With Bill Smead

    The second episode of the new GuruFocus podcast is available for listeners.

    In this episode, GuruFocus talks with noted investor Bill Smead of the $2.4 billion Smead Capital Management. The conversation covers Wells Fargo’s creation of millions of fake bank accounts that incurred a $185 million fine, the ire of congress and a warning from Buffett that trust may be difficult to regain.


  • Warren Buffett Remains Bullish on Stocks

    As of Oct. 4, the U.S. stock market’s total market-cap / gross domestic product ratio is 122.2%. Although the market valuation slightly decreased since the Sept. 1 valuations, the U.S. stock market remains significantly overvalued. Based on historical valuations, the expected market return is 0.1% annually at the current valuation level, including dividends.

    Buffett’s market valuation metric


  • 21 Questions With Aidan Sweeney

    Aidan Sweeney is the founder of iValueInvesting.

    1. How and why did you get started investing? What is your background?

  • Value Down Stream: Valero, Phillips 66

    There’s no debating that oil companies have been put through the shredders these past months, their assets deemed less and less valuable by the main stream market, and for good reason. A supply surplus and advances in technology have taken crude oil off the endangered species list, but the sector still presents some of the best deals in the market for down stream refiners and fully intact oil companies.


  • John Hussman's Best-Performing Investments

    John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) is the president and principal shareholder of Hussman Strategic Advisors, the investment advisory firm that manages the Hussman Funds. He manages a portfolio composed of 183 stocks with a total value of $654 million. The following are the guru’s second-quarter picks with the best performances.

    MasTec Inc. (MTZ)


  • 12 Questions With Validea Capital Management John Reese

    John Reese is founder and CEO of Validea.com and Validea Capital Management LLC. Validea Capital is the investment adviser to an actively managed equity ETF. Reese has been running quantitative models since 2003. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and MIT, published author and investment columnist. Reese holds two patents in automated stock analysis.

    1. How and why did you get started investing? What is your background?


  • Learning From Warren Buffett's and Charlie Munger's Biggest Mistakes

    Over the weekend, I re-read "Poor Charlie’s Almanack," and wrote an article about what I learned from Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) and Ted Williams, which can be read here. While I was reading the book for the fourth time, I decided to focus my attention on the mistakes that Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) have made throughout their careers. I wanted to learn more about their mistakes because they are two of the most successful investors of all time. I do not want to repeat the same mistakes in my career, and I also wanted to share their knowledge with other investors so they would learn from their mistakes as well.

    There are two types of mistakes that both Munger and Buffett have made during their careers.


  • Rite Aid Is a Solid Risk Arbitrage Trade

    Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) is the third-largest drug store retailer in the U.S. and is the target of an acquisition by Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA).

    A few months ago, CNBC reported that the FTC is likely to approve the Rite Aid sale to Walgreens Boots Alliance. On Sept. 12 Walgreens provided an update, per the requirements stated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission; for the acquisition to be closed, both must divest between 500 and 1,000 of its stores. That’ll leave them around 12,000 total stores.


  • Ruane Cunniff Cuts Allergan, Berkshire, IBM

    Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) is a value investor focused on the intrinsic value of business. It manages a portfolio composed of 118 stocks with a total value of $10.499 billion. During the second quarter the guru traded the following stocks.

    The investor reduced shares in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A (BRK.A) by 19.52% with an impact of -2.78% on the portfolio.


Add Notes, Comments

If you want to ask a question or report a bug, please create a support ticket.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)