Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018


Investment company Independent Advisor Alliance buys Vanguard Total Stock Market, iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond, PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1, PowerShares Preferred Portfolio, Vanguard Total Bond Market, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intl Treasury Bd, SPDR MidCap Trust Series I, iShares S&P 500 Growth, iShares Core S&P 500, sells Alphabet Inc, Spectra Energy Corp, Philip Morris International Inc, Expedia Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Independent Advisor Alliance. As of 2017-03-31, Independent Advisor Alliance owns 355 stocks with a total value of $546 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.


New Purchases: VTI, AGG, QQQ, PGX, BND, DIA, BWX, MDY, IVW, IVV, Added Positions: AAPL, FSIC, ENB, BP, T, WDC, AMGN, MRK, NUE, MSFT, Reduced Positions: GOOGL, PM, MO, GILD, OXY, JCI, UAA, MDLZ, STZ, FIS, Sold Out: SE, EXPE, ORLY, VTR, VXX, GLW, VRX, DKS, PXD, CLBH,

For the details of Independent Advisor Alliance’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Independent+Advisor+Alliance

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ: OZRK) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.

    Bank of the Ozarks disclosed net income of $54.5 million for the second quarter compared to $44.8 million representing an increase of 21.7 percent. On a per share basis, earnings grew 17.6 percent to $0.60 from $0.51 in the year-ago quarter. This was higher by a penny from the Street analysts' expectations.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Great Plains Energy Inc(GXP)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Westar Energy stock declined 8% after regulators at the Kansas Corporation Commissions blocked the sale of Westar to Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP). The $12.2 billion merger would have joined utilities in Kansas and Missouri. Great Plains had argued that the combination would produce nearly $2 billion in efficiency gains in the next 10 years, but regulators instead sided with those who had argued that the deal was too rich and would have required rate increases sooner rather than later. Great Plains stock was hardly affected at all by the decision, leading many to conclude that Westar had a lot more to lose from the deal falling through then Great Plains had to gain from a successful merger.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited(CP)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Railroad operator CSX may not have risen as sharply as Alcoa over the past few months, but it has also been steadily rising. It got a big boost this month when the CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) Hunter Harrison resigned his position and was said to be teaming up with activist investor Paul Hilal to take on CSX, causing the railroad’s stock to surge 23% on the news.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    A strange turn of events has sent shares of CSX (CSX)–and other railroads, including Union Pacific (UNP) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)–soaring today. It all started when Hunter Harrison announced that he would leave Canadian Pacific ahead of schedule to team up with activist investor for the turnaround of another railway company. That company is thought to be CSX.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Back in February of last year, we suggested Methanex Corporation (MEOH), which ended up providing us with some pretty good gains in a fairly short amount of time, and based on what’s happening with the stock technically right now, it could be another gainer over the next several days to few weeks.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Suzuki Motor Corporation (SZKMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Elon has plans for a Gigafactory 3 somewhere in the US unlike the Gigafactory in Europe. If Tesla can get just two Gigafactories built, it will have the batteries at least to produce vehicles at about the same scale as Suzuki (OTCPK:SZKMY) (Suzuki made about 3mm autos in 2015). In fact, Tesla hopes to have the Gigafactory running flat out by 2020, supplying 3X the number of batteries it needs unless it can ramp production into 2020 further. These batteries will be used on the Tesla Power Walls and other power containment devices it has in its pipeline, but it sure seems that Tesla can ramp its auto production past the 500k units per year in 2019 and 2020. At the very least, it will likely have the batteries to do so.