Category Archives: Warren Buffett Stocks

[ November 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 71168 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Next Tuesday, Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC  ) will release its latest quarterly results. The key to making smart investment decisions on stocks reporting earnings is to anticipate how they’ll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. As a major railroad company, Norfolk Southern gained a substantial amount of business when high fuel prices made rail transportation a more energy-efficient choice for moving goods than alternatives. With a substantial amount of its business coming from coal-mining customers, though, weak coal prices have led to lower shipping volumes for the railroad. Let’s take an early look at what’s been happening with Norfolk Southern over the past quarter and what we’re likely to see in its report. Stats on Norfolk Southern Analyst EPS Estimate $1.17 Top 10 Railroad Stocks To Own Right Now: Hutchinson Technology Inc (HTCH) Hutchinson Technology Incorporated (HTI), incorporated on October … Continue reading

[ November 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 44645 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

While much of the fast-food industry complains about how hard restaurants were hit by the lousy winter weather, Starbucks which posted record quarterly results on Thursday is lovin’ it. The world’s biggest coffee chain said that sales at stores open a year or more rose a record 6% globally for its fiscal second quarter and 6% in the U.S, too. The company said it earned $427 million, or 56 cents a share, in the quarter. The Seattle-based company reported after the bell and its shares were up about 1.4% to $72.10 in after-hours trading on Thursday. “Starbucks’ record operating performance in Q2 demonstrates that our focus on building a different kind of company continues to drive profits and shareholder value,” said CEO Howard Schultz, in a statement. Even as Starbucks seemed to brush away the industry’s winter woes, rival Dunkin’ Donuts complained about them on Tuesday CEO Nigel Travis said … Continue reading

[ November 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 80578 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones who are still recovering from last week’s action-packed penultimate episode still get one more episode before the season closes out. The season finale of Game of Thrones airs tonight on HBO, closing out a season that’s been not only a smashing critical success, but also a commercial one. The reactions from fans after last week’s shocking episode — and the coverage across the media — shows what a cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones has become. Figures released from HBO put Game of Thrones as having the second largest total audience among all of its original programming, behind only The Sopranos, a show that The Writers Guild of America has honored as being the best written television show ever. With Game of Thrones wrapping up another triumphant season, let’s review the smashing success of the series and what it says about the direction television is … Continue reading

[ November 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 73962 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The U.S. is in the middle of major defense budget cuts because of sequestration, but Saudi Arabia is clearly not in the same predicament. In fact, the Royal Saudi Air Force, or RSAF, is in the middle of a fleet modernization program and has gone on a veritable shopping spree with U.S defense contractors. More pointedly, this latest venture is the largest foreign arms sale in U.S. history. For Boeing’s (NYSE: BA  ) F-15SA, in particular, this is excellent news. Photo: U.S. Air Force, via Wikimedia Commons. Boeing on target In 2011, Air Force officials announced that the RSAF would purchase 84 new Boeing F-15SA fighters and upgrade 70 of its current F-15C/D Eagle Fleet aircraft to the SA configuration — since reduced to 68 upgrades — in a deal worth $3.5 billion for Boeing, and part of a $29.4 billion foreign military sale between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Best … Continue reading

[ November 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 8322 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Stocks that pay dividends have never been more popular, especially among investors looking for as much income as they can generate from their portfolios. If you’re a dividend investor, you need to know that the stocks you choose will give you dependable income not only now but well into the future. What not to focus on The mistake that many dividend investors make is to pay too much attention to current yield. Admittedly, if you need income right now, then the temptation to get instant gratification from a high-yielding dividend stock can be overwhelming. But all too often, stocks that pay high dividends end up having to cut their payouts. By contrast, stocks that have demonstrated their ability provide strong growth in their dividends — even if their yields aren’t as high — give investors more assurance that those stocks will be able to sustain their payouts going forward. With … Continue reading