195.00 +3.12 (1.63%)
Pre-Market: 5:58AM EDT
|Bid||193.50 x 1100|
|Ask||194.50 x 1000|
|Day's Range||189.69 - 192.11|
|52 Week Range||159.50 - 231.61|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.85|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||0.01|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
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Berkshire Hathaway made news in May when it sold most of its shares in investment bank Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). While Berkshire Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett didn't elaborate, the move was likely part of his efforts to de-risk the portfolio, as my colleague Matthew Frankel wrote about back on May 19. Goldman was not the only financial stock that Buffett dumped, but it was his biggest sell, as he dropped more than 10 million shares.
Travelers (NYSE: TRV) is one of the largest property and casualty insurance companies in the U.S. Like most insurers, the Hartford-based company has struggled this year -- its stock price was down about 15% year to date as of Wednesday's close, and earnings fell 25% year over year in the first quarter. Unexpected circumstances have played a role, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, which led the Fed to lower its benchmark federal funds rate to 0%. Investors may be wondering if the stock is still worth holding, or if the company is built to withstand the stresses of these forces.
The stock market has rebounded nicely. One surprising underperformer is Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B), which historically has done rather well in turbulent markets. In fact, the S&P 500 has had 11 negative years since Warren Buffett took control of the company in 1964 and Berkshire outperformed the market in all but two of them.
For the past five-plus decades, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) CEO Warren Buffett has been in a class of his own on the investing front. According to Berkshire Hathaway's annual letter to shareholders, released in February, the per-share market value of Buffett's company has averaged a 20.3% annual gain since the beginning of 1965, compared to 10% on the nose for the benchmark S&P 500, inclusive of dividends paid. This difference may not sound jaw-dropping, but the aggregate gain over the past 55 years is 19,784% for the S&P 500 and 2,744,062% for Berkshire Hathaway.
Time and the luxury of patience are the individual investor's greatest advantages in the market, and strict adherence to distinctions between "value stocks" and "growth stocks" can lead to short-term thinking that hinders the pursuit of great deals. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett famously said that he'd rather own a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. Buffett's incredible track record of stock-picking success is rooted in his understanding that long-term investing tends to create the best results, and this philosophy is at the heart of his oft-quoted bit of wisdom about great companies being superior to "cheap" companies.
Electric vehicle maker BYD transitioned to making N95 masks when the COVID-19 pandemic peaked in China, and now is waiting on U.S. certification to complete some big deals.
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Lower-priced stocks tend to have smaller market caps and generally present a better opportunity to get in early on a company's long-term growth. There are plenty of options out there to find potential investments trading at a lower price, but it's harder to find great companies trading so low. The first pick is Sirius XM (NASDAQ: SIRI), a Warren Buffett-backed bet on satellite radio.
These top picks have low prices and good prospects to outperform the broader market over the long term.
Seemingly just as quick, the stock market has regained a good chunk of its declines. While there's no question that things are likely to remain uncertain and volatile in the near term, the stock market has left little doubt that buying great companies and holding onto them for long periods of time is a great strategy. With that being said, and with the stock market enduring quite a bit of weakness in 2020, if you have disposable cash ready to put to work, here are three top stocks that can make you richer in June, and probably well beyond.
In this edition of Industry Focus: Wildcard, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel start by discussing recent stock price action in the banking industry, and why some banks, like M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) and Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB), are underperforming peers. Then, the pair dives into StoneCo (NASDAQ: STNE) earnings and discusses some positive surprises in the real estate market. To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center.
With the global economy showing some serious volatility, holding stocks with secure balance sheets and reliable cash flows is one way to beat the volatility and sleep easy at night. If you're looking for some stocks that effectively "print money," keep reading to see why Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B), and Altria (NYSE: MO) all fit the bill. It's hard to think of a bigger cash cow than Facebook.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
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Three Buffett stocks, in particular, are trouncing Berkshire in 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt many companies, Amazon's business has thrived. The impact of the global novel coronavirus outbreak has turned Amazon's business upside down -- mostly in a good way.
Despite an investor stampede for the exits in the month of March that put a lot of stocks on sale, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway did surprisingly little stock buying in the first quarter. One good reason Buffett needn't lose any sleep over missed chances is that he's already put the ball into play on many occasions by buying some of the best businesses on the planet. Brazilian payment processor StoneCo (NASDAQ: STNE) and retail landlord STORE Capital (NYSE: STOR) have been beaten down during the COVID-19 scare, haven't recovered yet, and are likely to produce handsome returns for investors with a patient mindset.
In this episode of Rule Breaker Investing, listeners of the podcast share what they have learned from The Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner. To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center. To get started investing, check out our quick-start guide to investing in stocks.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE: TEVA) is a well known generic drugmaker that's attracted the attention of a number of well-known investors in the past. Most notably, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought shares of the company a number of years ago due, in no small part due to how cheap the stock was at the time. Teva's business can be split up into two main areas: its generics business and its own branded drug products.
Wisdom from the world's wisest students of the market is surprisingly simple, even if difficult to adhere to.
The digital payments, e-commerce, and finance company that Warren Buffett has a 5% stake in rises even as the economic situation in Brazil decays.