The annual Value Investor Conference is one of the premier events surrounding Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK-B ) annual meeting in Omaha. The Motley Fool’s Joe Magyer, Michael Olsen, and Rex Moore were in attendance and talked to several value investors. In today’s video, Joe chats with Wedgewood Partners’ David Rolfe about why he goes back to the Berkshire meeting every year.
But what about the stock?
Thanks to the savvy of investing legend Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s book value per share has grown a mind-blowing 586,817% over the past 48 years. But with Buffett aging and Berkshire rapidly evolving, is this insurance conglomerate still a buy today? In The Motley Fool’s premium report on the company, Berkshire expert Joe Magyer provides investors with key reasons to buy as well as important risks to watch out for. Click here now for instant access to Joe’s take on Berkshire!
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Halliburton Company(HAL)
Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas worldwide. It operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, completion tools and services, cementing services, and Boots & Coots. Its production enhancement services include stimulation and sand control services; completion tools and services comprise subsurface safety valves and flow control equipment, surface safety systems, packers and specialty completion equipment, intelligent completion systems, expandable liner hanger systems, sand control systems, well servicing tools, and reservoir performance services; cementing services consist of bonding the well and well casing, while isolating fluid zones and maximizing wellbore stability, and casing equipment; and Boots & Coots include well intervention services , pressure control, equipment rental tools and services, and pipeline and process services. The Drilling and Evaluation segment provides field and reservoir modeling, drilling, evaluation, and wellbore placement solutions that enable customers to model, measure, and optimize their well construction activities. Its services comprise fluid services, drilling services, drill bits, wireline and perforating services, testing and subsea services, software and asset solutions, and integrated project management and consulting services. The company serves independent, integrated, and national oil companies. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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Halliburton provides essential oil and gas products and services worldwide. The company has been in the news recently, owing to the company’s latest earnings report, as well as a lawsuit involving the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. The stock has been steadily rising, and is now trading near highs for the year. Over the last four quarters, investors in the company have mostly been pleased, as earnings have been mixed, while revenue figures have been rising. Relative to its peers and sector, Halliburton has been a year-to-date performance leader. Look for Halliburton to OUTPERFORM.
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Halliburton is a bellwether in the energy space that provides essential oil and gas products and services worldwide. A recent earnings beat has investors in the company wanting more. The stock has seen a steady rise over the last several months. Over the last four quarters, investors have had mixed feelings about earnings reports as earnings have been decreasing while revenue figures have been increasing. Relative to its peers and sector, Halliburton has been a year-to-date performance leader. Look for Halliburton to continue to OUTPERFORM.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Menzies(john)
John Menzies plc, a logistics company, together with its subsidiaries, provides aviation and distribution services primarily in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and the Americas. The company operates in two segments, Distribution and Aviation. The Distribution segment provides newspaper and magazine wholesale distribution services. This segment also offers marketing services, such as field marketing, category management, retail inventory management, travel, and news and digital distribution, as well as face to face marketing on city streets. The Aviation segment provides cargo and passenger ground handling services. It offers various passenger handling services that include ticketing, check-in service, baggage services, and passenger lounges; and ramp services comprising load control, aircraft towing and pushback, and passenger and baggage transfer, as well as other ramp handling services, such as cabin cleaning, water services, and de-icing. This segment also offer s cargo services, including ramp transfer, load management, import and export handling, warehousing, trucking, and other track and trace services; and cargo forwarding services for export, import, and cross trade. John Menzies plc was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.
Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Seair Inc. (SDS.V)
Seair Inc. develops and sells diffusion technologies in North America and internationally. The company offers diffusion systems, sterilizer systems, and wastewater treatment plants, as well as accessories, including oxygen concentrators, oxygen generators, and ozone generators. It develops equipment that diffuses gases, such as Oxygen, Ozone, and CO2 into a liquid. The company also owns and operates a fleet of rental portable wastewater treatment units primarily for performing sewage treatment at remote campsites in Alberta, Canada. Seair Inc. offers its systems for use in various industries comprising waste/ water treatment, pulp and paper, aquaculture, agriculture/ horticulture, sterilization, golf course irrigation and pond treatment, animal enhancement, and oil and gas industries. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Independence Corp.(AMIC)
American Independence Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the health insurance and reinsurance businesses in the United States. The company provides specialized health coverage and related services to commercial customers and individuals. It offers various insurance products comprising medical stop-loss, fully insured health and dental, and short-term statutory disability. American Independence Corp. offers its products and services through managing general underwriter and agency subsidiaries, independent brokers, producers, and agents. The company was incorporated in 1956 and is headquartered in New York, New York. American Independence Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Independence Holding Co.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: MELA Sciences Inc(MELA)
MELA Sciences, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on the design and development of a non-invasive, point-of-care instrument to assist in the detection of early melanoma. The company?s principal product, MelaFind, features a hand-held imaging device that emits multiple wavelengths of light to capture images of suspicious pigmented skin lesions and extract data. This product uses automatic image analysis and statistical pattern recognition to help identify lesions to be considered for biopsy to rule out melanoma. It consists of hand-held imaging device, which employs high precision optics and multi-spectral illumination; database of pigmented skin lesions; and lesion classifiers, which are mathematical algorithms that extract lesion feature information and classify lesions. MELA Sciences submitted the MelaFind pre-market approval application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2009 and is under review at the FDA. The company was formerly known as E lectro-Optical Sciences, Inc. and changed its name MELA Sciences, Inc. in April 2010. MELA Sciences, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Irvington, New York.