Investor Beat, Feb. 12, 2014

The top business stories from Wednesday's market, for today's Foolish investor.

Feb 12, 2014 at 8:53PM

In this video from Wednesday's edition of Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Bill Barker and Bryan White dig deep into the biggest stories impacting investors from the market today.

TripAdvisor was up today, after the company announced that fourth-quarter earnings met expectations, with revenue jumping 26% on strong display advertising. However, sales and marketing costs took a bite out of profit. Cardboard king Packaging Corp. of America was up 8% today. After reporting its Q4 numbers, the company beat on the top and bottom lines, and earnings were up big. Caesarstone, a company that makes quartz countertops among other things, was up today after announcing its fourth-quarter earnings. Strong gains were driven by the housing market rebound in the United States. And dialysis provider DaVita Healthcare Partners was up today after beating Q4 expectations, and the company issued upbeat forward guidance as well. In today's first segment, the guys look at four stocks moving on the market today.

Then, Bryan looks at Zillow ahead of its earnings after hours today, and one metric all investors should be watching with this company, while Bill looks at J.M. Smucker, famous for its Smucker jams and jellies but also the owner of Folger's brand coffee. Bill will be watching closely how the company does in its coffee business when the earnings report comes out.

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Alison Southwick, Bill Barker, and Bryan White have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Caesarstone, TripAdvisor, and Zillow and owns shares of Zillow. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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