|Bid||302,907.25 x 800|
|Ask||304,390.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||302,850.00 - 305,000.00|
|52 Week Range||279,410.00 - 335,900.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.59|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||361,067.00|
At the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) 2019 annual meeting earlier this month, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) discussed the profits of the auto insurance industry. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with PGR. Berkshire owns Geico, which is currently one of the largest auto insurers in the country behind State Farm.
Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) are considered to be disciples of Benjamin Graham, but this is not entirely true. Yes, they are both regarded as two of the greatest value investors of all time, and Buffett in particular adhered to Graham's investing philosophy quite closely at the beginning of his career. When talking with students at the University of Southern California in 1995, Munger explained how he and Buffett came to develop their own strategy.
When the “Woodstock of Capitalism” took place a few weeks ago, aka Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK)(BRK) annual meeting, the Warren Buffett fetishists came out in full force and saturated investing websites, CNBC and YouTube with their gee-whiz commentary. After all, the time you spend relearning all the old Buffett lessons (there’s a finite number, after all) is time you are not learning from other great investors. Consider tech investor Kevin Landis of Firsthand Capital Management, for example.
Investors in wholesale retailer Costco (COST) have been richly rewarded over the last year. Shares of Costco are currently trading at all-time highs. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 7 Warning Sign with COST.
Even though the Oracle of Omaha isn't feeling the buzz on cannabis, a handful of companies he owns are exposed to its growth.
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B)'s much-awaited 13F form was made public towards the end of last week, finally revealing how much stock Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s conglomerate had acquired in online retailer Amazon (AMZN) during the first quarter of 2019. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Sign with AMZN. According to the filing, Berkshire owned around 483,000 in the online giant at the end of March, a holding worth around $860 million according to the filing.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc NYSE:BRK.BView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for BRK.B with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting BRK.B. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding BRK.B totaled $9.78 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, but is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. BRK.B credit default swap spreads are within the middle of their range for the last three years.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Trying to determine your ideal asset allocation? Here's what the Oracle of Omaha has to say.
” (May 17) provides a comprehensive analysis of Occidental’s agreed acquisition of Anadarko, which was enabled by a $10bn investment from Berkshire Hathaway. In addition to what is disclosed in the analysis, Berkshire Hathaway also gets a warrant to subscribe, subject to conditions, for up to 80m shares, which is about 10 per cent of the company, at an exercise price of $62.501. Although this may comply with US laws and regulations, it is questionable whether it complies with the spirit of good corporate governance principles, not least those of the widely supported Investor Stewardship Group, which sets out investor expectations about corporate governance practices in US publicly listed companies.
While Masayoshi Son is still very much at the helm of SoftBank Group Corp. (TSE:9984), the company he built into a leader of the Japanese telecom industry, his attention increasingly seems to be focused on the SoftBank Vision Fund. The Vision Fund is the company's venture capital investing arm. While managed by SoftBank, it is funded principally by external investors and has raised a staggering $100 billion .
Stocks in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway portfolio were mixed Monday. Among Buffett's holdings identified in Berkshire Hathaway's latest SEC filing, 18 rose while 29 fell. StoneCo shares rose 88 cents, or 3.
Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s advice is always timeless and invaluable. Every single value investor listens wholeheartedly to and learns from what he says about market conditions, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B)'s positions in the stock market and value investing philosophy. In the 2019 annual meeting, he again gave some great lessons about value investing and how to value a business.
To start with, the company is a lot more than Warren Buffett's carefully selected stock portfolio.
Berkshire Hathaway's vast $200 billion stock portfolio is far more concentrated than you may realize. But that doesn't mean investors should follow his lead.
Stocks in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway portfolio fell Friday. Among Buffett's holdings identified in Berkshire Hathaway's latest Securities and Exchange Commission filing, 11 rose while 35 fell.
Nicely was the executive chairman of Government Employees Insurance Company Inc. (Geico) from 1993 to 2018 and its CEO from 1992 to 2018. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Sign with BRK.A. Click here to check it out. Geico has a different culture that's not replicable.
Warren Buffett revealed May 3 that Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) had invested in Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) for the first time in the holding company's history. On May 15, we found out that its initial bet on Amazon stock was $860 million or less than a half a percent of Berkshire's $199 billion equity portfolio. Source: Shutterstock Since the announcement in early May, Amazon stock has retreated in price, delaying hitting $2,000 for only the second time in its history with the first being last August. So, while the media seem obsessed by Berkshire's ownership of Amazon stock (Google search the term "Warren Buffett Amazon stock," and you'll get 812 results) you could hardly call a weighting of 0.5% a significant commitment on Buffett's part. By comparison, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has an Amazon weighting of 1.1% on a $51.8 billion equity portfolio. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe fact that Buffet is a reformed value investor has investors speculating about where Amazon stock is headed next. * 6 Chinese Stocks That Could Pop On a Trade Deal As I said previously, Amazon hit $2,000 on August 30. Then, after hitting its 52-week high of $2,050.50 on September 4, it ended up retreating to below $1,400 prior to Christmas before doing the 2019 climb back to $2,000.Is $3,000 in the cards or will AMZN face another 30% correction in the second half of 2019 and into 2020? I'll make a case for both scenarios. It's Going to Continue Its Trek to $3,000Let's consider Amazon's free cash flow for the past five years. It will tell us a great deal about the company's success trajectory and overall financial health. Keep in mind that free cash flow, especially when we're talking about a serious growth company like Amazon, can be a bit lumpy as investments are made to grow segments of its business.Year Free Cash Flow YOY Growth 2018 $17.30B 167.0% 2017 $6.48B -33.3% 2016 $9.71B 32.5% 2015 $7.33B 275.9% 2014 $1.95B Source: MorningstarAs I said, you're not going to be able to avoid the lumpy factor. Long-term, however, the trend is unmistakable. Over the past four years, has grown its free cash flow at an annualized annual rate of 72.6%. So, when Buffett talks about value being the price you're willing to pay today to get more back later, he's talking about Amazon. A simple look at its free cash flow grow suggests that it's not as simple as saying AMZN is overpriced because it trades at 3,9 times sales or 53 times free cash flow.Why is that?That's because free cash flow is king. If you grow that by 73% annually and you'll find new ways to keep improving it. A Recession Could Put Amazon Stock in Full RetreatAmazon's business is going great guns right now, but what happens if a global recession takes hold?I know the odds aren't good at the moment, but investment professionals are increasingly worried that we're on a slippery slope; once we get on it, it will be tough to stop it in its tracks given interest rates are still reasonably low. "The risk of an economic downturn has increased substantially," Morgan Stanley chief equity strategist Mike Wilson stated May 13 in a note to clients. "While last week's correction helped move the risk-reward closer to balanced, we think there is likely more downside than upside based on our high conviction view that earnings expectations remain too high by 5-10 per cent."The reality is that if a 25% tariff is slapped on the remaining $325 billion in Chinese imports that don't have already have the tax applied to them, the hit to the economy is more than enough to send us into a recession. Every day that goes by that President Trump and his trade delegation don't have a signed deal with the Chinese, the likelihood of a recession increases and the probability of Amazon's share price getting anywhere near $3,000 goes right out the window. The Reality Is Likely Somewhere in BetweenI believe that most things we fear in life don't come to fruition. That is to say that life usually happens in the boring middle. Yes, there could be a recession, but even if there is one, it won't last very long. It's also possible that Amazon's AWS business will continue to print money because it's pretty hard to take away the servers once you've got a need for them.So, where to from here? If I knew that, I'd have already bought some Amazon stock. What I do know is that Warren Buffett's a patient man. As long as the fundamentals (free cash flow being a primary one) remain healthy, $3,000 will happen. It's only a matter of time.At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs Compare Brokers The post Amazon Stock Looks More and More Bulletproof Every Day appeared first on InvestorPlace.