When it comes to great investors, they don't get much better than Warren Buffett. Through shrewd investments in stocks and entire companies that he bought, Buffett has grown his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) (NYSE: BRK-B ) company's per-share book value by an annual average of 19.7% between 1965 and 2012. That's a total gain of more than 586,000%. The company's stock has grown by about about million percent since 1965, enough to turn a $10,000 investment into roughly $100 million. So we can agree that the guy knows a thing or two about investing, right? Thus, it would be smart to heed his investment advice. Let's a look at some of his nuggets of wisdom.
"Over the long term, the stock market news will be good. In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts, the Depression, a dozen or so recessions and financial panics, oil shocks, a flu epidemic, and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."
Best Warren Buffett Companies To Own In Right Now: Dee Valley Water(DVW.L)
Dee Valley Group plc, through its subsidiary, Dee Valley Water plc, provides water services in north east Wales and west Cheshire. The company supplies potable water to approximately 110,000 households; and 8,000 commercial, industrial, and business customers. It operates 28 pumping stations and provides both drinking and non drinking water. The company supplies water from a network of eight impounding reservoirs and two underground sources. Dee Valley Group plc is based in Wrexham, the United Kingdom.
Best Warren Buffett Companies To Own In Right Now: X-Rite Incorporated(XRIT)
X-Rite, Incorporated develops, manufactures, markets, and supports color solutions through measurement instrumentation systems, software, color standards, and services in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its measurement instrumentation systems include colorimeters utilized to measure printed colors on packages, labels, textiles, and other materials; spectrophotometers, which measure light at various points over the visible spectrum; densitometers that are instruments that measure optical or photographic density, compare such measurement to a reference standard, and signal the result to the operator of the instrument; spectrodensitometers, which combine the function of a densitometer with the functions of a colorimeter and a spectrophotometer; and sensitometers that are used to expose various types of photographic film for comparing with a reference standard. The company also provides software and databases that allow the users to collect and store color mea surement data, compare that data to established standards and databases, communicate color results, and formulate colors from a database. In addition, it offers standards product line comprising products for the communication and reproduction of color digitally or in print for establishing color standardization; and support services that provide customers, an access to color professional specialists, training, and technical support through color seminars, classroom workshops, on-site consulting, and interactive media development, as well as service repair operations. Further, the company provides retail paint matching systems for home centers, mass merchants, hardware stores, and paint retailers. It serves printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, and dental and medical markets through sales personnel, independent sales representatives, and dealers. The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mi chigan.
Best Services Stocks To Own Right Now: novae group ord gbp0.10(NVA.L)
Novae Group plc engages in the provision of insurance and reinsurance underwriting services primarily in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Italy. The company underwrites a range of insurance products, including bloodstock, cargo, credit indemnity and financial services, energy, financial institutions, casualty, marine hull, marine liability, marine war, medical malpractice, motor, political risks, political violences, professional indemnity, property, and general liability insurance. It also underwrites various classes of reinsurance products comprising agriculture, aviation, credit and surety, engineering, general liability, marine, motor, and property. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Best Warren Buffett Companies To Own In Right Now: SG Spirit Gold Inc (SG.V)
SG Spirit Gold Inc. (SG Spirit Gold) is an exploration-stage company. As of December 31, 2011, SG Spirit Gold is focused on the acquisition and subsequent development of the Buchans Property and Bobby's Pond property located in Central Newfoundland. As of December 31, 2011, the Company has 100% interest in approximately 46,000 hectares of mineral tenure in southern BC. PJX Resources Inc. The Buchans area properties contain 512 claims totaling 13,433 hectares, including the former producing Buchans Mine - one of Canada's base metal mines, which produced 16.2 million tons between 1928 and 1984, grading 14.51% zinc, 1.33% copper, 7.56% lead, 126 gram/ton silver and 1.37 gram/ton gold. The Daniel's Pond is located within the Tulks North property, in the same mineral belt as Messina Minerals' Boomerang deposit. Bobby's Pond is located 20 kilometers west by road from Teck's Duck Pond mine. It has several properties within the Hughes Range of the western Rocky Mountains.
Best Warren Buffett Companies To Own In Right Now: Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited(AOSL)
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited engages in the design, development, and supply of a range of power semiconductors worldwide. The company offers power discrete product line comprising trench MOSFETs, electrostatic discharge, protected MOSFETs, and SRFETs; and power ICs. Its products are used in notebooks, netbooks, flat panel displays, mobile phone battery packs, set-top boxes, portable media players, and power supplies. The company sells its products to distributors. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Best Warren Buffett Companies To Own In Right Now: Horizon Lines Inc.(HRZ)
Horizon Lines, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides container shipping and integrated logistics services. It ships a range of consumer and industrial items, such as refrigerated and non-refrigerated foodstuffs, household goods, auto parts, building materials, and other materials used in manufacturing. The company offers container shipping services to ports within the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Micronesia. Its integrated logistics services comprise rail, truck brokerage, warehousing, distribution, expedited logistics, and non-vessel operating common carrier operations. Horizon Lines, Inc. also offers terminal services. The company operates terminals in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico; contracts for terminal services in seven ports in the continental United States; and the ports in Guam, Yantian, and Xiamen, China, as well as Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In addition, it offers inland transportation services. As of Dec ember 20, 2009, the company owned or leased approximately 20 vessels and 18,500 cargo containers. Horizon Lines, Inc. serves consumer and industrial products companies, as well as various agencies of the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense and the U.S. Postal Service. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.Advisors' Opinion:
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Horizon Lines (NYSE: HRZ) is the largest oceangoing shipping company in the United States with a dominant market position along protected shipping lanes. One look at the steady resurgence in shipping demand, coupled with the company’s improving financials, and it seems the worst is behind them — making now the perfect time to scoop up this stock at a discount.
HRZ is up almost 30% since September, and I expect it to continue moving higher. Recent data show more goods are being manufactured, and they need to be shipped. Horizon will be one of the biggest beneficiaries.
Buy HRZ on pullbacks under $5.