Barron’s 10 Favorite Stocks for 2023

The stock market is coming off its worst year since 2008, but it was finally a good year for value investing—and it was a good year for Barron’s favorite picks, as well.  Every December for the past 13 years, Barron’s has identified 10 promising stocks that could outperform the market. This year’s group had a … Read more

Oil Edges Lower With China Unrest Rippling Through World Markets

Oil’s recent leg lower is the latest twist in what’s been a tumultuous year, with volatility driven by the war in Ukraine, aggressive central bank tightening to combat inflation, and China’s relentless attempts to eradicate Covid-19. In recent days, European Union diplomats have been locked in talks over cap on Russian crude prices, with negotiations … Read more

Chevron Earnings Crush Estimates on Higher Oil and Gas Prices. The Stock Rises.

Chevron stock climbed in premarket trading Friday after the oil and gas giant delivered a big earnings beat in the third quarter. Chevron (ticker: CVX) reported adjusted earnings of $10.8 billion, or $5.56 a share, a 90% increase on the year-ago period but below the $11.4 billion it reported in the second quarter. Operating revenue … Read more

It’s a Good Time to Buy Berkshire Hathaway Stock. Here’s Why.

Text size Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images Berkshire Hathaway has never been in better shape. Its stock looks appealing after pulling back more than 15% from its record high in March. The conglomerate’s operating profits were up 22% in the second quarter, excluding foreign-exchange gains, powered by a 56% gain in investment … Read more

Senate Passes Climate Bill. The Rush to Renewable Energy Is On.

The climate and tax package passed by the Senate on Sunday will unlock some $370 billion in funding for clean energy and accelerate a historic shift in how the world is powered. Along with a parallel initiative in Europe, the bill could trigger private investments that reach into the trillions. The transition to renewable energy … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Beats Estimates for Second-Quarter Profits

Text size Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett added slightly to stakes in Apple and Chevron. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Berkshire Hathaway ’s operating profits rose 39% in the second quarter, topping estimates, on strength in the company’s insurance and railroad businesses as well as sharply higher investment income. The company continued to moderate its pace of share … Read more

PayPal, Moderna Lead Buyback Frenzy Week, Giving Stocks a Lift

At least $21 billion in fresh share repurchase programs have been unveiled this week alone, with PayPal Inc. leading the charge and authorizing a new $15 billion buyback plan as it works with Elliott Investment Management to turn around its struggling shares. Moderna Inc., Airbnb Inc. and Marriott International Inc. have also added to or … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett: Barron’s Top CEOs 2022

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Steve Pope/Getty Images Text size Warren Buffett is snapping up stocks, buying an insurer at a bargain price, and exciting investors in Berkshire Hathaway . Buffett, who turns 92 in August, had been relatively inactive in the wake of the pandemic, but has sharply picked up the pace of … Read more

Warren Buffett Spends Big as Stock Market Sells Off

The stock market’s selloff has been bad news for most investors. The Omaha-based company bought 901,768 shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY 5.68% last week, according to a regulatory filing. The move makes Occidental, in which Berkshire began buying shares in late February, one of its 10 biggest holdings. In the past few months, Berkshire … Read more