Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) was released last weekend, and as usual, Wall Street has spent the last few days dissecting the letter for any guidance and tips from the Oracle of Omaha on investing and strategy.
Buffett’s letter to investors has become somewhat of a yearly investment bible for value investors, and it always contains some interesting nuggets of information – not necessarily about investing.
In this year’s letter, Buffett struck a relatively upbeat tone, noting that he believes the outlook for stocks is positive despite having Donald Trump in the White House, political risk growing around the world and rising valuations.
Aside from Buffett’s commentary on the markets, there are two paragraphs in this year’s annual letter that stand out to me for reasons that will become apparent. These paragraphs do not concern the general process of investing, market values or potential investments. Indeed, they are related to Berkshire’s method of accounting.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
After a rally for the ages, the price of oil is back over $50. But the biggest threat to oil might be more production from exploration & production companies drilling in the U.S. shale, say Credit Suisse analyst Mark Lear and team, who cut their ratings on Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO), Laredo Petroleum (LPI) and Sanchez Energy (SN). They explain why:
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)
- [By Chris Lange]
When Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) released its fourth-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Wednesday, the company said it had $2.63 in earnings per share (EPS) and $561.2 million in revenue. The consensus estimates had called for $2.84 in EPS and revenue of $586.4 million. In the same period of last year, it posted EPS of $3.57 and $548.1 million in revenue.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: NutriSystem Inc(NTRI)
- [By Peter Graham]
Although obesity is widespread, small cap dieting stocks havetended to causeinvestor portfolios to loose weight. A long term performance chart shows small cap weight loss or dieting stocks Weight Watchers International and Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ: RELV) stillbelow or at breakeven for longer term investors whileMedifast Inc (NYSE: MED)has performed better and NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) hasfinally begun to take offearly last year:
- [By Lisa Levin]
NutriSystem Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $46.95 as the company reported better-than-expected Q4 results and issued a strong outlook.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows small cap weight loss or dieting stocks Weight Watchers International and Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ: RELV) still underperforming whileNutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED) began taking off early last year: