BRK-B - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
200.94
+1.22 (+0.61%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
Stock chart is not supported by your current browser
Previous Close199.72
Open202.72
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask200.94 x 800
Day's Range200.38 - 203.10
52 Week Range186.10 - 224.07
Volume4,120,220
Avg. Volume3,737,941
Market Cap493.213B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.89
PE Ratio (TTM)0.01
EPS (TTM)17,611.19
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est237.33
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
  • 5 Unique Tips to Prepare for a Market Crash
    The Motley Fool

    5 Unique Tips to Prepare for a Market Crash

    You don’t need to worry if you prepare for a market crash by having Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)(NYSE:RY) and using these five tips.

  • 5 Companies Still Run by Families
    Motley Fool

    5 Companies Still Run by Families

    In a world of large, faceless corporations, it can sometimes be nice to think of family values in business. What are the biggest family-owned businesses around?

  • Top Research Reports for Berkshire Hathaway, Johnson & Johnson & NVIDIA
    Zacks

    Top Research Reports for Berkshire Hathaway, Johnson & Johnson & NVIDIA

    Top Research Reports for Berkshire Hathaway, Johnson & Johnson & NVIDIA

  • Ackman Calls Berkshire Misunderstood, Sees Big Returns
    Market Realist

    Ackman Calls Berkshire Misunderstood, Sees Big Returns

    During its latest 13F filings, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings revealed its new stake in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

  • 3 Top Stocks That Are Cash Cows
    Motley Fool

    3 Top Stocks That Are Cash Cows

    Apple, Amazon, and PayPal are swamped in cash and could swamp your portfolio with great returns.

  • These are the largest companies in each U.S. state
    Yahoo Finance

    These are the largest companies in each U.S. state

    Do you know what the largest company is in your state?

  • Bill Ackman explains his big bet on Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway
    Yahoo Finance

    Bill Ackman explains his big bet on Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

    'While Mr. Buffett is best known as a great investor, he should perhaps also be considered the world's greatest insurance company architect and CEO,' says Ackman.

  • Ackman Argues Berkshire Will Continue to Grow After Buffett
    Bloomberg

    Ackman Argues Berkshire Will Continue to Grow After Buffett

    (Bloomberg) -- Bill Ackman said he invested in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. because he believes it will continue to generate significant returns even after Warren Buffett is no longer running the company.Ackman said in a letter to investors Thursday that he believed the company was trading at one of the widest discounts to its intrinsic value at a time when its subsidiaries are poised to benefit from managerial and organizational changes.“Berkshire is often described in the media as akin to an investment fund, leaving many with the impression that Berkshire’s shareholder returns are dependent on Warren Buffett’s extraordinary stock-picking ability,” Ackman said in the letter. “While this depiction of Berkshire was a better reflection of its reality in its earlier years, it no longer reflects the company’s current reality.”Ackman said Buffett, 88, has designed the company in a way that will allow it to continue to succeed decades after he leaves. He said Berkshire should continue to generate high returns for shareholders even if its earnings from its large cash holdings and marketable securities portfolio are similar to that of the broader market.“While Mr. Buffett has long been one of most high-profile and closely followed investors in the world, we believe that Berkshire Hathaway’s undervaluation is partially explained by the fact that it is one of the least followed and misunderstood mega-cap companies,” Ackman said.$696 Million StakeAckman disclosed his Berkshire holdings in a regulatory filing Wednesday. His Pershing Square Capital Management held 3.51 million Class B shares as of June 30, a stake valued at about $696 million based on Thursday’s closing price. Ackman said Thursday that Berkshire was trading at 12 times his earnings per share estimate over the next year.Buffett has acknowledged the shift that Ackman’s Pershing highlights in its letter. Buffett said in his annual letter to shareholders in February that it was time to abandon the practice of prominently featuring the change in book value because the metric “lost the relevance it once had.” Berkshire, Buffett said, has shifted from a company with assets concentrated in stocks to one holding a wide array of operating businesses.Ackman said Berkshire’s primary asset is the world’s largest insurance business, which he said accounted for about half of its intrinsic value. That business, which includes Geico, has benefited from its scale, and has been able to grow at a higher rate and lower cost than its competitors. For more than a decade, Buffett has grown the float of the business on average by 8% a year, while achieving a negative 2% average cost of the float due to its profitable underwriting, according to Ackman.Greatest ‘Architect’“While Mr. Buffett is best known as a great investor, he should perhaps also be considered the world’s greatest insurance company architect and CEO because the returns Berkshire has achieved on investment would not be nearly as good without the material benefits it has realized by financing these investments with low-cost insurance float,” he said.Berkshire’s non-insurance businesses, including the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad and aerospace parts manufacturer Precision Castparts, have helped drive earnings as well.Ackman said Berkshire should use some of its $100 billion in excess cash on new businesses or share buybacks. Berkshire’s board loosened its buyback policy last year, allowing Buffett and longtime business partner Charlie Munger to repurchase shares when the pair believed they had fallen below their intrinsic value. That has led to $3.4 billion in buybacks since the change.Ackman said that elevation of Ajit Jain, who now oversees all the insurers, and Greg Abel, who has responsibility for the non-insurance businesses, will help enhance operational performance.‘Mid-Teens’ Growth“If Berkshire can improve its operations and intelligently deploy a substantial portion of its excess capital over time, we estimate that the company’s earnings per share should grow at a mid-teens’ compounded annual rate over the intermediate term,” he said.Pershing Square had about $8.4 billion in assets under management at the end of July, according to its website. The firm said it returned roughly 49% on its investments this year through Aug. 13.Ackman also discussed his rationale for exiting investments in Automatic Data Processing Inc. and United Technologies Corp. for the first time.‘Value Destructive’He said he expected the returns at ADP to be more modest going forward, noting the investment had returned about 64%.Pershing sold out of United Technologies because of its “value-destructive” merger with Raytheon Co. in June after only a 3% gain.“Although we could have run a campaign to block the transaction over the next six or more months, our loss of confidence in management would have also required us to engage in a more comprehensive battle to replace the company’s leadership, and perhaps a portion of the board, in order to be comfortable with the company’s future,” Ackman said.To contact the reporters on this story: Scott Deveau in New York at sdeveau2@bloomberg.net;Katherine Chiglinsky in New York at kchiglinsky@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Liana Baker at lbaker75@bloomberg.net, ;Michael J. Moore at mmoore55@bloomberg.net, Michael Hytha, Dan ReichlFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Is Buying Amazon Stock. Should You?
    Motley Fool

    Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Is Buying Amazon Stock. Should You?

    Should investors take advantage of Amazon stock's recent pullback?

  • Berkshire Hathaway Is Increasing Its Stake in Amazon
    Market Realist

    Berkshire Hathaway Is Increasing Its Stake in Amazon

    In its latest 13F filing, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) disclosed an 11% increase in its stake in Amazon (AMZN) at the end of the second quarter.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Buys More Amazon
    Motley Fool

    Berkshire Hathaway Buys More Amazon

    It wasn't Warren Buffett's decision, but Berkshire now holds $1 billion worth of the e-commerce giant.

  • Warren Buffett-Backed StoneCo's Torrid Growth Continues
    Motley Fool

    Warren Buffett-Backed StoneCo's Torrid Growth Continues

    The Brazilian fintech specialist adds another impressive quarterly performance to its growing resume.

  • Ackman Makes Berkshire Bet: What It Means for Investors
    Market Realist

    Ackman Makes Berkshire Bet: What It Means for Investors

    According to the regulatory filing from Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital, the fund has taken a new stake in Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B).

  • Motley Fool

    3 Stocks Warren Buffett Would Love

    These investments are worth a look.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 13F: Warren Buffett Played It Safe
    Market Realist

    Berkshire Hathaway 13F: Warren Buffett Played It Safe

    There weren't any real surprises in Berkshire Hathaway’s 13F for the second quarter. In some ways, the 13F replicated the first quarter.

  • 3 Great Stocks for Your IRA
    Motley Fool

    3 Great Stocks for Your IRA

    Let these three workhorses power your retirement savings.

  • Buffett's Berkshire adds to Bank of America stake, now valued at $27 billion
    Yahoo Finance

    Buffett's Berkshire adds to Bank of America stake, now valued at $27 billion

    The bank is now Berkshire's second largest stock holding.

  • Motley Fool

    After Hours: Warren Buffett Reveals New Investments, Cisco Sinks on Q4 Results

    Berkshire Hathaway plows some of its considerable cash pile into shares of Amazon.com, while Cisco disappoints the market.

  • Bloomberg

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Makes Bigger Amazon Bet, Boosting Stake 11%

    (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett’s company deepened its wager on Amazon.com Inc.Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s stake in the online retailing giant rose 11% in the second quarter, to a value of more than $1 billion, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday. The investment, originally made by one of Buffett’s investing deputies, showed how Berkshire’s view on technology companies has been shifting.Key InsightsBerkshire’s Amazon stake remains far smaller than its investment in Apple Inc., which totaled more than $49 billion at the end of the second quarter with no change in shares held. Berkshire’s bigger push into technology companies has been driven in part by Buffett deputies Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, one of whom made the original Amazon investment in the first quarter.The banking industry has been a favorite target for Berkshire in recent months. The company boosted its bet on U.S. Bancorp by 2.4% to a stake valued at $6.9 billion as of June 30. Buffett’s company has been piling into JPMorgan Chase & Co. and expanding its investment in Bank of America Corp. over the past year.Berkshire’s also been a seller. The company cut its investment in Charter Communications Inc. by 5%, leaving the value of the holding at $2.1 billion at the end of the second quarter, even as the stock surged. The cable company’s shares gained 14% during the quarter.Get MoreFor more on Berkshire’s holdings, click here.To see more 13F filings, click here.To contact the reporters on this story: Katherine Chiglinsky in New York at kchiglinsky@bloomberg.net;Elizabeth Rembert in New York at erembert@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Michael J. Moore at mmoore55@bloomberg.net, Daniel Taub, Steve DicksonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Ackman bets on idol Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway
    Reuters

    Ackman bets on idol Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

    Billionaire U.S. investor William Ackman has long described how Warren Buffett, often called the greatest stock picker ever, has influenced his career. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management bought 3.5 million Berkshire Hathaway B shares during the second quarter, the fund manager said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. At Wednesday's close, the investment would be worth roughly $686 million.

  • Buffett's Berkshire boosts Amazon.com bet, attracts Ackman
    Reuters

    Buffett's Berkshire boosts Amazon.com bet, attracts Ackman

    Berkshire said it ended June with 537,300 Amazon shares worth about $1.02 billion, up from 483,300 shares three months earlier. Buffett, the world's fourth-richest person according to Forbes magazine, also drew attention in the quarter from fellow billionaire William Ackman, whose Pershing Square Capital Management revealed a $749 million Berkshire stake.

  • Bill Ackman's Pershing Square makes big bet on Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway
    Yahoo Finance

    Bill Ackman's Pershing Square makes big bet on Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

    Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square holdings snapped up a huge stake in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B), according to a 13-F regulatory filing. ‘Rough patch’ Ackman explained that like Buffett, the mission at Pershing Square is to have a permanent capital structure.

  • Motley Fool

    Why Investors Shouldn't Fear Buffett's "Silent Warning" on Stocks

    The Oracle of Omaha has been building cash in 2019, but that’s no reason to fear the market or deviate from your long-term investing plan.

  • The 10 Biggest Railroad Stocks
    Motley Fool

    The 10 Biggest Railroad Stocks

    Here are the largest stocks you can buy in the railroad sector.