Big 4? One should also include BAC because we're in control of 700 million shares via a convertible worth about $11.5 billion.
Berkshire owns about 1.5% of all the outstanding shares of GMCR through its 400 million share position in KO.
"The Company said that its 2015 Capital Plan includes a proposed dividend rate of $0.375 per share for the second quarter of 2015, subject to consideration and approval by its Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meeting in April. The proposed dividend rate represents a 7 percent increase over the current rate of $0.35 per share."
AXP raising dividend 12% and a $6.6 billion buyback.
BAC--no dividend increase but a new $4 billion buyback which is the absolute best thing for BRK.
Grandma thanks you.
She raised her PM holdings by 18% today to 12% of the assets in her account. She paid 78/share.
Last June she sold 25% of her PM shares at 85 so she's coming home.
Grandma likes her dividend income.
I'm also short 77.5-March-put options in my farm account so I may be buying more right before it goes XD.
You need to add another $5000/share to BRK's book value due to the HNZ/KRFT deal that should be completed in the 3rd quarter.
Yes the share count would drop but so would our book value. Does the term spinning your wheels meaning anything to you? That's the case with most companies but IBM is buying back stock at only 10 times free cash flow and l10 year treasuries are yielding less than 2%. I believe that in their case they're creating value for shareholders that wish to stick around.
Yes but $5 billion of the $9.4 is being invested this year for the deal. One can only conclude that our original HNZ investment was quite fruitful. And I'm valuing the final post dividend HNZ/KRFT stock at about $65/share times our 320 million shares or $20.8 billion.
The new company will be our 2nd largest holding only behind WFC. We should own about 26% of the new company.
Buy today in your personal accounts and the next dividend will be qualified, so I agree-it's a good time to take a position. If the drop continues then start buying in your IRAs.
Worth about $23 billion now.
The DOW OLN deal is interesting as well. I own some DOW and BRK has warrants that are close to the $$$$$$$.
I upped her monthly distribution check by another 11% starting this April. To stay even she only needs to earn 6% on her capital. My goal is to earn her 8% but thanks to a robust stock market like most investors she's done much better than that.
Thank you Berkshire Hathaway.
Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $1.21 per share, $0.07 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $1.14; revenues rose 6.7% year/year to $3.13 bln vs the $3.36 bln consensus.
"Revenues experienced some headwinds due to the effects of the strong dollar on our international work, which comprised nearly 40 percent of our revenues this quarter. We maintain confidence in our guidance for the year supported by the continuing development of LNG projects in North America, petrochemical developments on the Gulf Coast, combined cycle power plants in the U.S., and consistent margin performance from our operating groups."
Under 50 again.