|Bid||285,000.00 x 1200|
|Ask||305,906.19 x 800|
|Day's Range||298,101.00 - 306,990.00|
|52 Week Range||280,428.00 - 335,900.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.90|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.08|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||376,250.00|
In the latest trading session, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) closed at $203.10, marking a -0.87% move from the previous day.
"Twisted thinking,""confusion" and "half truths" are just a few of the words Philip Fisher uses to launch into chapter seven of "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings," the classic investing book published in 1958. In using these words, the author is referring to "a number of aspects of common stock investments." The aspect in question in this chapter was dividends and dividend action. Such thinking has been going on in recent times as well: For example, the demands from some investors for dividends or higher dividends from FAANG companies Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Alphabet's Google (GOOG)(GOOGL).
The latest list of new buys by the best mutual funds shows a focus on large cap stocks like Berkshire, led by Warren Buffett, CVS, Starbucks and Adobe.
Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) has famously declared that the worst mistake he's ever made is buying Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) in the first place. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with FSM. Of course, one of the things with trying to analyze mistakes like buying Berkshire is that it requires a great deal of speculation.
Norfolk Southern (NSC) reported 0.3% YoY growth in its rail traffic volume in week 48. The company pulled 153,072 railcars compared to 152,584 units in the same week last year. The YoY growth was mainly driven by the strong performance in Norfolk Southern’s intermodal business, which more than offset the weakness in the Carload segment.
On December 5, the AAR (Association of American Railroads) released its rail freight traffic data for week 48, which ended on December 1. The AAR compiles weekly rail data from 12 major US, Mexican, and Canadian railroad companies. The weekly rail figures are segregated into intermodal units and carload traffic. Intermodal units are further divided into truck trailers and containers.
(Reuters) - Indian shares ended higher on Friday, boosted by a surge in Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd shares on a report that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc might take a stake in the private-sector ...
Kotak Mahindra shares, which initially surged 14 percent in their sharpest intraday gain in nearly nine years on the CNBC-TV18 report, pared some gains to close up 8.8 percent following the company's statement. A stake acquisition by U.S.-based Berkshire Hathaway may be conducive to Uday Kotak, the billionaire head of Kotak Mahindra Bank, who has been asked by India's central bank to lower his holding in the private-sector lender to 20 percent by the end of this year, and to 15 percent by March 31, 2020.
is in talks to buy a 10 per cent stake, before falling back after a denial from the bank. The bank has been dogged in recent months by uncertainty over its shareholding structure, as founder Uday Kotak races to meet a regulatory deadline to reduce his stake. Mr Kotak currently owns 30 per cent of the bank, but has been ordered by the Reserve Bank of India to reduce this to no more than 20 per cent by the end of this year.
Warren Buffett is becoming the go-to guy for financial services firms around the world which find themselves in a spot of bother. Last year the Sage of Omaha rescued Canada’s Home Capital, a stricken mortgage lender. Uday Kotak, founder and executive vice-chairman, faces a year-end deadline to reduce his near-30 per cent stake in the bank to less than 20.
It is well-known that Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s favorite business sector is insurance. Insurance companies were the first businesses he added to Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) when he took over the company and started looking for other operations to diversify the business and reinvest cash flows into. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with BRK.A. Click here to check it out.
In the third quarter of 2018, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) added several new positions to its equity portfolio. All of the companies the company added were in the financial services sector, which, as I have speculated previously, suggests Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is handing more power over to his investing lieutenants, primarily Todd Combs, who, before joining Berkshire Hathaway in 2010, ran a hedge fund that specialized in financial stocks. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with BRK.A. Click here to check it out.
The most expensive stock in 2018 is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares are currently going for around $210 a share, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has long held its position at the top of the market. Berkshire Hathaway has a recent trading volume of 563, with a longer-term average volume of 328.
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Aa1 insurance financial strength (IFS) ratings of National Indemnity Company (NICO) and Columbia Insurance Company (Columbia), lead members of Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group (BHRG). Moody's has also affirmed the Baa3 senior unsecured debt rating of Finial Holdings, Inc. (Finial Holdings), a relatively small downstream holding company within BHRG.
Warning! GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Sign with HA. When you read something like that, a company like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) comes to mind. Johnson & Johnson has grown earnings per share by a compound annual rate of 10.5% per year over the last two decades, by 6% per annum in the last decade and 8.2% annualized over the last five years.