&l;p&g;Warren Buffett, Donald Yacktman, Wally Weitz, Peter Lynch, Shelby Davis, Foster Friess, Marty Whitman, John Neff, John Templeton and Bill Miller are among the star investment managers of their generation. As many of these stars are either retired or soon to be retired, where are the next generation of stars to take their place? They exist, and they are still the best option for&a;nbsp;those who want their portfolios to grow faster than the economy.
&l;img class=&q;dam-image shutterstock size-large wp-image-679141378&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/679141378/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;640&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; The 4 star managers of of the last decade who are performing well in the current market. Shutterstock
Last week,&a;nbsp;I recommended &l;a href=&q;https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenkam/2018/06/01/the-6-greatest-mutual-fund-managers-of-the-last-decade-to-use-now/&q;&g;six mutual fund managers&l;/a&g; who have proven themselves over the past decade. I started by using Morningstar to find mutual funds whose manager&s;s tenure was 10 or more years, and have outperformed the S&a;amp;P 500 by at least 400 basis points a year.&a;nbsp;From the list of 37 mutual funds that made the cut, I selected six funds, each with a different investment style, that was&a;nbsp;performing well in today&s;s market. All of the funds on the list also outperformed their category or sector benchmark over the last decade, according to Morningstar.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Earnest Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 307,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,389 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in RenaissanceRe were worth $42,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Logan Wallace]
RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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ALK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley set a $78.00 price objective on Alaska Air Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective (down previously from $115.00) on shares of Alaska Air Group in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Buckingham Research dropped their price objective on Alaska Air Group from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. TheStreet lowered Alaska Air Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Barclays lowered Alaska Air Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $90.00 to $80.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.00.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Friday was a topsy-turvy day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks eventually finished broadly lower on the day. After starting the session slightly higher, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 1% at its worst point, and other indexes saw similar percentage losses. Earnings season got off to a reasonably good start as major U.S. banks reported their quarterly results, but the numbers weren’t necessarily as strong as some had hoped to see. Even with uncertainty going into the weekend, some individual companies celebrated good news. Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), Pulse Biosciences (NASDAQ:PLSE), and BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Rather than looking for the top yields now, it can be smart to look for dividend stocks with more modest payouts that have the potential to see their future dividends grow dramatically. You can find companies with the capacity to double their dividends across the market, and Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), Greenbrier (NYSE:GBX), and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) could all potentially deliver substantial dividend growth in the years to come.
- [By Asit Sharma]
Both legacy airlines and low-cost carriers (LCCs) have recently tilted out of favor with investors due to rising fuel costs and heightened competition. Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) has figured as one of the hardest-hit, losing approximately 30% of its stock price over the last 12 months. In addition to cyclical factors, the company has ceded some of its traditional operating efficiency as it integrates Virgin America under the Alaska Airlines brand.
- [By Lee Jackson]
This company has a big west coast exposure and continues to rank high on Wall Street. Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, and it reported impressive traffic data buoyed by strong demand. The company serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Despite recent challenges by other carriers for superiority in the Northwest, the company has strong customer loyalty, which has contributed to outstanding earnings and revenue growth.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kona Grill Inc.(KONA)
- [By Logan Wallace]
News stories about Kona Grill (NASDAQ:KONA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kona Grill earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.6558176409177 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)
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Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) shares made a handy gain to start off the week after the company announced that it shipped more than a million Fitbit Versa devices since general availability began on April 16. Overall, this is a sizable number for the firm, demonstrating strong consumer demand for the product.
- [By Chris Lange]
Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) also is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Monday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.01 per share and $589.1 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $5.28. The consensus price target is $6.64, and the 52-week range is $4.90 to $7.32.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) traded down nearly 16% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.67 after closing Monday at $5.54. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.32. Volume was more than six times the daily average of 5.4 million shares. The company reported poor results last night and offered up weak guidance as a side dish. https://247wallst.com/consumer-electronics/2018/02/26/fitbit-whiffs-big-on-earnings-and-even-bigger-on-guidance/
- [By Trey Thoelcke]
Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) is set to release its first-quarter results after the closing bell on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.20 per share and $247.56 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $5.30. The consensus price target is $6.13, and the 52-week range is $4.51 to $7.32.
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) is starting off the week with a bang, with shares finishing Monday up 15%. While the company did happen to announceglobal availability of its new Ace wearable fitness tracker for kids today, that device was initially unveiledin March. Ace does have some potential to boost Fitbit’s unit volumes, perhaps building on the momentum of Versa, but retail availability isn’t the type of news that would cause this kind of market reaction.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.(PNFP)
- [By Max Byerly]
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Equities Analysts Set Expectations for Pinnacle Financial Partners’ Q2 2018 Earnings (PNFP) (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Expect Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $229.21 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Pinnacle Financial Partners’ (PNFP) Outperform Rating Reiterated at Hovde Group (americanbankingnews.com) Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP) to Post $1.15 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on PNFP. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Raymond James raised shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. UBS Group raised shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Hovde Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $75.00 target price (up previously from $72.00) on shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners in a report on Friday. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $72.56.
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Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP) – Analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies dropped their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Pinnacle Financial Partners in a report released on Friday, June 8th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst W. Curtiss now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $1.16 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.17. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Pinnacle Financial Partners’ Q3 2018 earnings at $1.21 EPS and Q1 2019 earnings at $1.23 EPS.