|Bid||203.03 x 900|
|Ask||206.94 x 2200|
|Day's Range||200.51 - 206.89|
|52 Week Range||184.75 - 224.07|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.05|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||252.00|
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Aa1 insurance financial strength (IFS) ratings of US-based General Reinsurance Corporation and German-based General Reinsurance AG, major operating subsidiaries of General Re Corporation (General Re). General Re is wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire, long-term issuer rating Aa2 stable, NYSE: BRK). The rating affirmation reflects General Re's strong market presence, good product and geographic diversification, solid capitalization and support from Berkshire and affiliates, according to Moody's. General Re ranks among the world's dozen largest reinsurers based on gross premiums written, and it has a good balance of property/casualty and life/health business.
Last month, Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google set up a new healthcare unit, Google Health, which unifies its various digital health initiatives. Included in the Google Health unit is a healthcare-focused team that previously operated under Google’s British artificial intelligence subsidiary, DeepMind.
At the end of October, I speculated that after recent declines, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) had been buying back shares in his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B), throughout the third quarter of 2017. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with BRK.B. Click here to check it out. At the time of writing, I didn't really have much evidence to support my thesis apart from some comments Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) made when being interviewed by CNBC.
If you have ever wanted to copy Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) in building your own portfolio with a similar makeup to that of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B), now seems to be the best time in the past 12 months to do so. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with BRK.A. Click here to check it out. Indeed, over the past four weeks, some of Berkshire Hathaway's and largest investments have declined in value to levels not seen for over 12 months.
Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) rail traffic volume inched down 0.5% in week 48 as the benefit from higher intermodal volume was more than offset by a decline in carload traffic. The fall was in contrast to the 0.4% gain registered by US railroad companies (XTN). The smallest class I railroad company hauled 45,219 railcars in week 48 compared with 45,449 wagons in the same week of the previous year.
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan, Exxon Mobil, General Mills and Motorola
Numbers By Barron’s is a two-minute financial podcast with three vital numbers to start your morning. One analyst opined that the injunction wouldn’t take a big enough bite out of iPhones sales in China to hurt Apple.
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.