|Bid||0.00 x 1100|
|Ask||38.55 x 800|
|Day's Range||37.70 - 39.25|
|52 Week Range||37.60 - 73.04|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.87|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||27.10|
|Earnings Date||Feb 10, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.16 (8.29%)|
|1y Target Est||51.55|
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Berkshire Hathaway picked up RH and Occidental Petroleum but trimmed its Apple stake. Meanwhile, top hedge funds bought software stocks.
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), oversaw a relatively quiet third quarter of buying and selling stocks. Berkshire made a new investment in the retail sector, pumped up its exposure to the oil patch and pared off a sliver of Apple (AAPL), among other moves. We know what the greatest long-term investor of all time has been doing because the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requires all investment managers with more than $100 million in assets to file a Form 13F quarterly to disclose any changes in share ownership. These filings add an important level of transparency to the stock market and give Buffett-ologists a chance to get a bead on what he's thinking.When Buffett starts a new stake in some company, or adds to an existing one, investors take that as a vote of confidence. On the other hand, if he pares his holdings in a stock, it can spark investors to rethink their own investments.Here's the scorecard for what Berkshire Hathaway bought and sold during the three months ended Sept. 30, based on the most recent 13F that the company filed on Nov. 14. (And remember: Not all "Warren Buffett stocks" are actually his picks. Some smaller positions are believed to be handled by lieutenants Ted Weschler and Todd Combs.) SEE ALSO: Every Warren Buffett Stock Ranked: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio
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(Bloomberg) -- Occidental Petroleum Corp. rose after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought an additional stake in the debt-laden oil producer and a Delaware judge ruled against activist investor Carl Icahn’s request for company files.Occidental gained as much as 4.2% Friday after Berkshire disclosed the purchase of $332 million of shares in the third quarter. That makes it the 17th-largest investor in Occidental, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.The stock is in addition to the $10 billion of preferred shares Buffett bought earlier in 2019 to help Occidental fund its takeover of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.The vote of confidence from Buffett is “certainly a positive for the stock,” said Muhammed Ghulam, a Houston-based analyst at Raymond James & Associates. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he buys more if the price drops lower.”Occidental dropped to a 14-year low earlier this month after Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub unveiled a plan to slash capital spending by 40% to deal with the debt taken on in its $37 billion takeover of Anadarko.Icahn has said the takeover, which was completed in August, was flawed. He plans a proxy battle to change Occidental’s board next year. But the billionaire investor lost a ruling that would have required Occidental to hand over company files related to the deal that may have assisted him in his fight. Icahn plans to appeal the decision.Occidental traded 2.8% higher at $38.83 a share at 10:29 a.m. in New York.To contact the reporter on this story: Kevin Crowley in Houston at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Simon Casey at email@example.comFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has $128 billion of cash. There is almost no purchase too large for the company — in fact, large is exactly what investors are waiting for. And yet, the only stock Berkshire bought last quarter was a dinky retailer, RH.Berkshire disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday that it took a $212 million stake in RH, a California-based home-furnishings chain valued at $3.3 billion. Buffett could even buy the entire company and it’d still be a puny deal for him. But it was a big deal for RH, because the shares surged 9% in after-hours trading and held near that level early Friday morning.I admit I didn’t even recognize the retailer’s name at first. RH used to be called Restoration Hardware, a place that sells $6,000 linen sofas and elongated wooden dining tables with “forthright silhouettes.” The company shrank its name and supersized its stores, an effort to target a more upscale clientele. It’s even installed some on-site restaurants, a little nourishment to help one ponder a new addition to the ski house. That’s partly what makes RH such a funny investment for Buffett. Not only is the billionaire known for his down-to-earth lifestyle — he’s lived in the same fairly modest house for more than 60 years — but he’s also usually drawn to businesses that mirror the America he sees from his unassuming Omaha office: railroads, truck stops, Dairy Queens, the Nebraska Furniture Mart. Furthermore, Berkshire tends not to waste time on minority stakes in small, specialty chains; its only other retail holdings are Amazon.com Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp., companies valued at $870 billion and $134 billion, respectively. RH was the only new position Berkshire took in the latest quarter, aside from buying common shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp., in which it already purchased $10 billion of preferred equity (part of a financing deal to assist the oil and gas explorer in its takeover of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.). All in all, it was another dull period for Berkshire, whose last splashy stock pick was Amazon earlier in the year. With U.S. equities still on the rise, Buffett, 89, and his investing deputies are struggling to find cheap candidates. Whoever made the call on RH — Todd Combs, Ted Weschler or the Oracle himself — he may have had prescient timing. At the end of May, RH’s price-to-earnings ratio hit a low, and the shares have doubled since then, taking a big leg up in September. That said, RH’s overnight gains drove the shares above analysts’ average target level, which is $181 apiece. “The business remains tough to predict and we believe expectations may now be somewhat elevated,” Bobby Griffin, an analyst for Raymond James & Associates who has the equivalent of a “hold” rating on RH, wrote in a Sept. 11 report, citing the China tariffs and a slowdown in high-end U.S. housing. Similarly, Gordon Haskett Research Advisors wrote to clients Sept. 10 that the firm finds other retailers such as Wayfair Inc., Williams-Sonoma Inc. and At Home Group Inc. more attractive. At the end of the day, though, no matter how RH performs, it won’t have much of an impact on Berkshire’s portfolio. Another quarter has passed without a major acquisition by Berkshire, its cash pile hitting a record yet again. RH may sell a $449 wool felt elephant, but it isn’t the kind of elephant Buffett is after. The wait continues.To contact the author of this story: Tara Lachapelle at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Tara Lachapelle is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the business of entertainment and telecommunications, as well as broader deals. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
A Delaware judge rejected Mr Icahn’s attempt to force Occidental into disclosing financial records in connection with its acquisition. In a judgment handed down on Thursday, the Delaware Court of Chancery said Mr Icahn had failed to provide any evidence of wrongdoing. “Allegations of mismanagement appear to be nothing more than disagreements with how Occidental’s directors exercised their business judgment,” wrote Joseph Slights, vice-chancellor.
A slowdown in deal-making that has impacted both investment banking and capital markets activity at Credit Suisse likely will mean bonus cuts and a reallocation of capital to other areas of the firm, according to Bloomberg.
Occidental Petroleum shares traded higher Friday after Carl Icahn lost a court battle to gain access to records linked to the group's $38 billion takeover of Anadarko Petroleum, a deal the billionaire activist investor has consistently challenged.
Activist investor Carl Icahn will not have access to Occidental Petroleum Corp's Anadarko takeover records to support his proxy fight against the oil firm's board, a Delaware court judge ruled on Thursday. Icahn sued Occidental in Delaware Court of Chancery last May seeking financial records and details of its negotiations with Anadarko.
Activist investor Carl Icahn will not have access to Occidental Petroleum Corp's Anadarko takeover records to support his proxy fight against the oil firm's board, a Delaware court judge ruled on Thursday. Icahn sued Occidental in Delaware Court of Chancery last May seeking financial records and details of its negotiations with Anadarko. In a sharply worded decision, Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights wrote Icahn's complaints of Occidental mismanagement "appear to be nothing more than disagreements" with the company's directors and his lawsuit failed to show how the documents would advance his proxy contest.
The conglomerate led by Warren Buffett revealed new stakes in two companies, according to a filing on Tuesday.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. revealed new stakes in furniture maker RH and energy company Occidental Petroleum Corp. , according to a filing on Thursday. The conglomerate led by legendary investor Warren Buffett owned about 1.2 million shares of RH, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, and nearly 7.5 million shares of Occidental. It trimmed stakes in Apple Inc. and Wells Fargo , among other companies. In April, Berkshire committed $10 billion to help Occidental's bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. , giving Occidental an edge over Chevron Corp , which was also vying for Anadarko and later bowed out. Shares of RH rallied more than 6% in the extended session, while Occidental stock rose 1.6%.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway launched new positions in Restoration Hardware parent RH and Occidental Petroleum according to an SEC filing Thursday. Berkshire's latest 13F filing, reporting the company's shareholdings as of the end of September, shows a stake of 1.
Activist investor Carl Icahn has urged the Occidental Petroleum management to immediately sell off some of its midstream assets following the $38 billion Anadarko takeover
(Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Carl Icahn said Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s new target for assets sales won’t be achieved without a “fire sale” that includes its pipeline system, Western Midstream Partners LP, which was already shopped to potential buyers earlier this year.Occidental’s Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub said Wednesday in a statement she was “highly confident” the company will exceed the upper end of its $10 billion to $15 billion asset sale plan by the middle of 2020. The oil producer also said it had closed its joint venture with Ecopetrol, raising $1.5 billion in cash and carried capital, and announced $200 million of non-core asset sales.The new timing should be a “slight positive” for Occidental stock because it’s six months ahead of schedule, Leo Mariani, an analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., said in a note.Icahn disagreed. The investor, who’s planning a proxy battle for Occidental next year, said in an interview Hollub’s new sales target and the promise of dividend growth “clearly takes stockholders and the market for fools.” Icahn has said he recently reduced his stake in Occidental to 23 million shares, worth roughly $900 million. He owned 33 million shares, or 3.7%, as of June 30, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.“Results are not achieved through endless repetition,” he said. “Instead, they require disciplined and prudent decision-making from the start, which certainly hasn’t occurred here.”A representative for Occidental didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.A key to beating Hollub’s target is the potential sale of Occidental’s stake in Western Midstream, a pipeline system it inherited in the Anadarko takeover that has a market value of $8.7 billion. The oil producer said it expects to close a “deconsolidation” of Western Midstream by the middle of 2020 along with “the value acceleration of non-strategic or non-core upstream and midstream assets.” The bulk of the asset sale target is made up of an $8.8 billion sale of Anadarko’s African assets to Paris-based Total SA, agreed to in May.Icahn said he believed Hollub assumed Western Midstream was worth more than $15 billion because that’s the valuation she paid for it. “She certainly didn’t do her homework when she bought it from Anadarko,” Icahn said. “Its purchase price valuation is turning out to be a fiction.”The billionaire investor said last week he was planning to launch a proxy fight at Occidental after its $37 billion takeover of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. earlier this year. The billionaire argued the deal, which did not go before a shareholder vote, has put the company’s financial future, including its dividend, at risk if oil prices falter.Shares in Occidental fell about 0.8% in New York to $38.12, giving the company a market value of roughly $34 billion.Hollub said in the statement that she has made debt reduction and protecting Occidental’s dividend her “top priorities” following the Anadarko takeover. The stock is trading at the lowest in about 14 years as investors balked at the amount of borrowing needed to complete the deal, and then questioned whether Occidental can produce enough oil to manage the debt burden.“Hollub and her board should be on notice. Stockholders are watching and fire sales will not be tolerated,” Icahn said, adding that investors will not allow the company to pay down debt “by further punishing stockholders.”To contact the reporters on this story: Scott Deveau in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org;Kevin Crowley in Houston at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Simon Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org, Christine Buurma, Pratish NarayananFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
BANGALORE/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Occidental Petroleum Corp is stepping up its oil and gas-producing property sales, adding land in Utah's Uinta Basin acquired as part of its $38 billion deal for Anadarko Petroleum, according to a marketing document seen by Reuters. Occidental aims to reduce the $40 billion of debt from the Anadarko purchase and has raised about $10 billion so far through sales of properties, including a liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique and oil production elsewhere in Africa. Its latest offer covers about 190,000 net acres in Uinta Basin's Greater Natural Buttes gas field that could bring between $190 million to $240 million based on prior gas deals in the Rockies, according to a source familiar with the matter.