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Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: Buffett Closes Berkshire Annual Meeting With Reference to Stranger Things Always Being Possible

Symbols
BRK-A
Sector(s)
Financial Services
Rating
Current Price
$430,282.00
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company with a wide array of subsidiaries engaged in diverse activities. The firm's core business segment is insurance, run primarily through Geico, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group. Berkshire has used the excess cash thrown off from these and its other operations over the years to acquire Burlington Northern Santa Fe (railroad), Berkshire Hathaway Energy (utilities and energy distributors), and the firms that make up its manufacturing, service, and retailing operations (which include five of Berkshire's largest noninsurance pretax earnings generators: Precision Castparts, Lubrizol, Clayton Homes, Marmon and IMC/ISCAR). The conglomerate is unique in that it is run on a completely decentralized basis.

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Analyst Profile

Greggory Warren

Sector Strategist
Greggory Warren, CFA, is a financial-services sector strategist for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers the traditional U.S.- based asset managers, as well as Berkshire Hathaway.Before assuming his current role in 2017, Warren covered the financial-services sector as a senior analyst since late 2008. Before that time, he covered non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers and distributors, packaged food firms, food service distributors, and tobacco companies. Prior to joining Morningstar in 2005, Warren worked as a buy-side equity analyst for more than seven years, covering consumer staples and consumer cyclicals.Warren holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and English from Augustana College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. Since 2014, Warren has been selected to participate on the analyst panel at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, asking questions directly of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. He ranked second in the investment services industry in The Wall Street Journal's annual “Best on the Street” analysts survey in 2013, the last year the survey was conducted.