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3 Stocks Warren Buffett and Leon Cooperman Agree On

According to the Aggregated Portfolio, a Premium aspect of GuruFocus, three shares billionaire investors Warren...

According to the Aggregated Portfolio, a Premium aspect of GuruFocus, three shares billionaire investors Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) both of those individual in their investment decision cars, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) and the Omega Advisors loved ones place of work, are Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC), United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Two client investors choose edge of sector selloff, stay internet customers

Buffett’s conglomerate seeks investments in “good companies trading at honest price ranges,” i.e., companies that meet his 4-criterion method to investing: comprehensible small business, favorable prolonged-term potential clients, operated by straightforward and qualified people and available at an eye-catching share price. Similarly, Cooperman’s Omega Advisors, which the fund chairman converted into a loved ones place of work in 2018, invests based mostly on his macroeconomic sights and elementary valuations.

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Buffett stated in a CNBC “Squawk Box” interview that the Dow’s one,000-level fall on Monday is “good” for Berkshire, adding that the conglomerate is a “net purchaser of shares above time” and that “savers need to want the sector to go down” so that they can acquire at reduced price ranges.

Cooperman joined “Squawk Box” on Wednesday, saying that he is also a “net buyer” and observing substantial worth possible in the sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued its decline for the 7 days, trading 123.seventy seven points reduced than Tuesday’s near of 27,081.36 irrespective of achieving an intraday substantial of 27,542.78 close to midday.

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Wells Fargo

Buffett and Cooperman’s equity portfolios have a mixed bodyweight of eight.31% in Wells Fargo. The San Francisco-based mostly bank represents 7.18% of Berkshire’s portfolio, the fifth-major position in conditions of portfolio bodyweight.

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In spite of his conglomerate selling shares in Wells Fargo during the December 2019 quarter, Buffett stated to CNBC’s Becky Brief that he nevertheless feels “very superior about the banks” Berkshire owns shares in. Buffett included that banks are “attractive compared to most other securities” he sees. According to top 10 holdings stats, a Premium aspect, Berkshire’s top bank holdings also include Financial institution of The usa Corp. (NYSE:BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM).

GuruFocus lists a couple superior indicators for Wells Fargo, such as a price-e book ratio and a price-sales ratio close to a five-calendar year very low. In spite of this, Wells Fargo’s equity-to-asset ratio of .10 underperforms 51.10% of global opponents.

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Other gurus with holdings in Wells Fargo include Dodge & Cox and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio).

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United Airlines

Buffett and Cooperman’s equity portfolios incorporate a mixed bodyweight of 6.25% in United Airlines. The Chicago-based mostly airline represents 5.45% of Omega’s portfolio, the fourth-major position in conditions of portfolio bodyweight.

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Cooperman stated that he included to his keeping in United in mild of the sector plunge, commenting that the stock is “trading at 6 times” the company’s expected earnings for this calendar year. United withdrew on Monday its steering for 2020 because of to the uncertainty encompassing the virus outbreak. Shares of the airline closed at $sixty six.53 on Wednesday, down above 5% from Tuesday’s near and roughly .ninety seven% greater than its fifty two-7 days very low.

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GuruFocus ranks United’s profitability and valuation eight out of 10 on many optimistic investing indicators, which include growing gain margins, a substantial Piotroski F-rating of 7 and price valuations near to multiyear lows.

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Amazon.com

Buffett and Cooperman’s equity portfolios have a mixed bodyweight of one.fifty four% in Amazon. GuruFocus ranks the Seattle-based mostly retail giant’s profitability eight out of 10 on many optimistic investing indicators, which include growing gain margins and a four.5-star small business predictability rank, suggesting sturdy and consistent earnings and earnings growth above the previous 10 a long time.

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James Li

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