BRK-B - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
200.72
-0.00 (-0.00%)
As of 10:22AM EST. Market open.
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Previous Close200.72
Open200.72
Bid201.0600 x 900
Ask201.1800 x 1100
Day's Range200.11 - 201.21
52 Week Range184.75 - 224.07
Volume618,446
Avg. Volume5,184,866
Market Cap494.114B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.85
PE Ratio (TTM)7.99
EPS (TTM)25.1200
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est244.67
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  • Associated Press16 hours ago

    Warren Buffett has gifted $13.5M in stock since last summer

    Investor Warren Buffett has given away Berkshire Hathaway stock worth $13.5 million to five different charities since last summer. The gifts of Class B Berkshire stock were disclosed in documents filed ...

  • Reuters18 hours ago

    Potential Berkshire U.S. lithium project faces uphill road

    A reported Berkshire Hathaway Inc project to produce lithium from California geothermal wells has raised questions about what technological process the venture could use and whether it would be successful. The Financial Times, citing people familiar with the matter and a fundraising document, said Berkshire's BHE Renewables subsidiary had signed an agreement to allow extraction of lithium from its California geothermal wells and was in talks to supply the white metal to Tesla Inc. Berkshire denied it had signed any agreement.

  • CNBC18 hours ago

    UPDATE 1-Potential Berkshire U.S. lithium project faces uphill road

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  • 3 Battery Stocks Positioned to Power Portfolio Gains
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    When looking for the best stocks to invest in, battery stocks generally receive little attention. This likely stems from the fact that few companies market themselves as such. For example, Duracell Inc. functions as a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B). As such, the public tends to focus on Warren Buffett instead of his battery business. Others such as Interstate Batteries or retailer Batteries Plus Bulbs remain in private hands. * 5 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Consider Still, as the march toward improved technology progresses, the need for the energy batteries provide continues to grow. Batteries can now power cars and homes. Additionally, advances in solar and the launch of 5G wireless networks mean that the latest tech advances will derive their power from batteries. 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Still, with TSLA stock now earning a profit, I see a buy case for more risk-tolerant investors. I do not often recommend stocks with a forward P/E ratio of around 64. Still, the P/E means the company now earns a profit. Additionally, analysts predict profit growth in the triple digits through at least 2021. Such income increases make it difficult to count out TSLA. Moreover, its product lines have tremendous implications for both life and business as we know it today. The car battery could greatly reduce the need for fossil fuels. Furthermore, the company's Solar Roof could mean consumer independence from electric utilities. Despite the promise, one cannot overstress Tesla's risks. For one, Mr. Musk's behavior does not inspire confidence. In fact, a layoff announcement to control costs recently led to a one-day stock selloff of about 13%. Also, products such as Solar Roof have not yet become cost effective. Moreover, from a financial perspective, if profit forecasts turn negative, the case for TSLA stock could fall apart. Still, if Tesla lives up to its potential to change the world, Tesla stock will appear cheap at these levels. ### Panasonic (PCRFY) Source: Shutterstock Admittedly, most Americans think of Panasonic (OTCMKTS:PCRFY) as a consumer electronics company. However, PCRFY has moved into battery production in recent years. It has claimed its place among battery stocks by becoming the only approved supplier of lithium-ion batteries for Tesla's cars. It produces these batteries in both Japan and at Tesla's Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. Now, with a new factory in China, Panasonic plans to almost double its production capacity. To say the least, batteries are positioned to serve as one of the PCRFY's bright spots in future years. Also, in an ironic twist, PCRFY stock may allow for an indirect way to profit from Tesla. As one of Tesla's most important partners, it will benefit from Tesla's success. However, if Tesla falls short, Panasonic's eco solutions, appliance and connected solutions divisions will soften the blow. PCRFY stock also carries fewer risks than Tesla financially. PCRFY trades at 9.5 times forward earnings, less than one-sixth Tesla's forward multiple. Also, it expects profit growth of 15.7% next year. It also pays a substantial dividend. Even with currency risk, analysts estimate an annual dividend for 2019 of about 26 cents. This places the dividend yield at around 2.7%. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks You Really Need to Look at for 2019 Despite optimism on this front, PCRFY stock fell for most of 2018. And Panasonic currently trades at about 40% below its 52-week high. However, we could be in the midst of a rebound. The stock has risen by almost 15% since December 24. The realization of double-digit profit increases could also inspire more buyers. No matter what happens in the near term, the unusually low P/E and the growth prospects coming from Tesla could make PCRFY one of the more attractive battery stocks. ### Energizer (ENR) Source: Shutterstock Along with Duracell, Energizer (NYSE:ENR) is one of the names that comes to mind when discussing batteries. Energizer has long served as a common choice when needing a battery for one's flashlight, toy, or portable electronic device. Since 1988, the Energizer bunny has reminded consumers of the power of Energizer batteries and inspired consumer purchases for more than three decades. The company can trace its origins back as far as the 1890s. However, ENR stock came about when the company split from Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) in July of 2015. As such, it trades much like the stock of an older company despite its relatively recent IPO. I would recommend ENR stock for investors seeking both income and growth. It has raised its dividend every year in its existence. 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You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 High-Growth Stocks for the Return of the Bull * The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy and Hold * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality Compare Brokers The post 3 Battery Stocks Positioned to Power Portfolio Gains appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • GuruFocus.com22 hours ago

    Learning From Warren Buffett's Mistakes

    A few days ago, I wrote an article for GuruFocus based on an old interview with Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Caroline Ghosn, the co-founder of Levo League, an enterprise set up to help young women in the first phase of their careers. In the interview, Buffett was asked to give his thoughts on how investors, employees and entrepreneurs can deal with failure. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with BRK.A. Click here to check it out.

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  • Markityesterday

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    # Berkshire Hathaway Inc ### NYSE:BRK.B View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short 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 flow ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $1.11 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold BRK.B are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Neutral According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Negative The current level displays a negative indicator. Although BRK.B credit default swap spreads are decreasing, they are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.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.

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  • Reuters3 days ago

    Berkshire denies media report on accord to extract lithium

    "There is no agreement in place with anybody to allow extraction of lithium or any other minerals from the geothermal wells in California," Jessi Strawn, a spokeswoman for Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co, which is majority-owned by Warren Buffett's conglomerate, said in an emailed response to a Reuters query. The Financial Times earlier had reported, citing people familiar with the discussions, that the venture has been in talks to supply Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) with lithium, a component for batteries to power electric cars.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Berkshire denies media report on accord to extract lithium

    "There is no agreement in place with anybody to allow extraction of lithium or any other minerals from the geothermal wells in California," Jessi Strawn, a spokeswoman for Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co, which is majority-owned by Warren Buffett's conglomerate, said in an emailed response to a Reuters query. The Financial Times earlier had reported, citing people familiar with the discussions, that the venture has been in talks to supply Tesla Inc with lithium, a component for batteries to power electric cars.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Jan 21

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  • Berkshire's lithium venture may supply U.S. automakers, including Tesla - FT
    Reuters3 days ago

    Berkshire's lithium venture may supply U.S. automakers, including Tesla - FT

    The venture has been in talks to supply Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) with lithium, a component for batteries to power electric cars, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the company. Berkshire Hathaway's geothermal wells could produce up to 90,000 tonnes of lithium a year worth $1.5 billion at current prices, the report said, citing a fundraising document.

  • Berkshire's lithium venture may supply U.S. automakers, including Tesla: FT
    Reuters3 days ago

    Berkshire's lithium venture may supply U.S. automakers, including Tesla: FT

    The venture has been in talks to supply Tesla Inc with lithium, a component for batteries to power electric cars, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the company. Berkshire Hathaway's geothermal wells could produce up to 90,000 tonnes of lithium a year worth $1.5 billion at current prices, the report said, citing a fundraising document.

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  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Buffett’s lithium venture promises secure supply for US carmakers

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    GuruFocus.com5 days ago

    Warren Buffett on Mistakes and Terrible Businesses

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  • The Wall Street Journal6 days ago

    [$$] Berkshire Reaches Labor Pact With NetJets Pilots

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s NetJets reached a new agreement with its pilots union that increases pay for pilots and extends their contract another three years. The private-jet company and its largest union, said the agreement marks how far labor relations at the company have come since 2015, when contentious negotiations led pilots to protest publicly and drew investors’ attention. The high-profile labor unrest was unusual for a Berkshire company.

  • Reuters6 days ago

    Buffett's NetJets, pilots union reach labour pact

    The tentative agreement with the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots, which represents 2,500 pilots, boosts pay and retirement benefits, and changes the compensation structure so that pilots who fly more are paid more. NetJets and the union said in a joint statement on Thursday that the accord followed six weeks of talks, which the Columbus, Ohio-based company began though the pilots' 2015 contract wasn't scheduled to expire until 2023. "The NJASAP Executive Board is exceedingly pleased with the outcome of this negotiation -- an ambitious undertaking characterized by honesty, goodwill and a genuine commitment to continuing collaboration," said union president, Pedro Leroux.