Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.B)

BRK.B (NYSE:Insurance) EQUITY
$144.66
neg -2.20
-1.50%
Today's Range: 144.08 - 146.09 | BRK.B Avg Daily Volume: 3,857,100
Last Update: 05/03/16 - 2:49 PM EDT
Volume: 2,023,987
YTD Performance: 11.25%
Open: $145.91
Previous Close: $146.89
52 Week Range: $123.55 - $148.57
Oustanding Shares: 2,452,663,518
Market Cap: 356,813,488,599
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for BRK.B
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy
Moderate Buy
Hold
Moderate Sell
Strong Sell
Mean Rec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 17.34
Price Earnings Comparisons:
BRK.B Sector Avg. S&P 500
17.34 14.90 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
16.86% 2.46% 36.90%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 8.30 0.30 0.09
Net Income 21.00 0.60 0.17
EPS 21.20 0.60 0.18
Earnings for BRK.B:
EBITDA 38.46B
Revenue 210.82B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/16) Qtr (06/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.75 $1.90 $7.45 $7.97
Number of Analysts 1 1 2 2
High Estimate $1.75 $1.90 $7.60 $8.20
Low Estimate $1.75 $1.90 $7.30 $7.75
Prior Year $1.73 $1.58 $7.04 $7.45
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 1.16% 20.25% 5.82% 7.05%
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Nothing the CEO told Cramer changes my decision to short the stock.
His bet on Valeant is proving to be disastrous.
Apple (AAPL) chief Tim Cook appeared on Mad Money last night for a lengthy interview with Jim "El Capitan" Cramer, but his interview did nothing to dissuade me from my fundamental short thesis for the stock.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar continues to weaken. Crude oil fell by $1.05, trading at $44.87. Nat gas was a dime lower. Gold rose by another $5 and is approaching $1,300. The precious metal did trade over $1,300 earlier in the day. Agricultural commodities: wheat -4.50, soybean +8.00, corn -3.75 and oats flat. Lumber -2.60. Bonds got taken to the woodshed. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down about a beaner. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note added three basis points to 1.85% and the long bond climbed four basis points in yield to 2.70%. Municipals sold off, but closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed to higher. High yield sold off. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) traded up a nickel and is approaching $14. Banks prospered, led by JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Brokerages were strong -- Morgan Stanley (MS) up 20 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) $2.50. Life insurance responded well to higher rates and lower bond prices, with smart gains in Lincoln  National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and HIG. Energy stocks were mixed. Schlumberger (SLB) was a standout loser, though Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 50 cents. Old media was mixed. IBM (IBM), despite Warren's endorsement, was slightly lower, while Microsoft (MSFT) was up 50 cents. Retail stocks rebounded, with short Nordstrom (JWN) recovering a portion of Friday's big loss. Media thrived. Disney (DIS) was up $1.10 and Comcast (CMCSA) 55 cents. Consumer staples did well, led by former long Procter & Gamble (PG). Biotech, the object of affection to value players this year, continued to be pressured. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was down a couple. VRX recovered two-thirds of its nearly $4 loss today. My biotech basket continues to roll over. Autos were up small -- General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) a dime higher, each. Ag equipment was flat. (T)FANG recovering well, led by Amazon (AMZN), which seemingly got an endorsement from Warren Buffett over the weekend and was up $23. By contrast, Tesla (TSLA) was down by $2, though it was lower. NOSH had all four components to the good, including Starbucks (SBUX), a short. CRABBY's six components also were all higher. In terms of miscellaneous stocks, Apple (AAPL) continues to be rotten to the core, down 50 cents. Twitter (TWTR) was awful and Potash (POT) was not much better, though rival Monsanto (MON) was up. Radian Group (RDN) and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) were flat, as was DuPont (DD) after a big upside move. Warren's fav (but my short!) Coca-Cola (KO) was up 30 cents. iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI), last week's Trade of the Week, was off a dime after a very weak Friday. Here is some good stuff on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the U.S. dollar.   Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on the dreaded Coppock Curve!  Bret "Meet George" Jensen on four possible biotech targets.  The Count's take on the Berkshire Hathaway meeting.  RevShark on ... what is the market theme and on the lack of clear market leadership (a theme others like Jimmy and myself are concerned about)? 
I drill down to one very insightful question and answer that deserve a second pass.
The market is struggling to properly estimate the value of Valeant's core assets, Bill Ackman says.
The market's former leaders in health care and tech are failing. There's no identifiable new leadership, as my Real Money Pro colleagues Jim "El Capitan" Cramer and James "Rev Shark" DePorre both noted today (click here and here for their thoughts). I'm not in the camp that thinks energy and industrials will reassume leadership roles. Some momentum factors appear to have been broken and might be rolling over. Investors seem complacent. Too few fear a big decline.
Far too many people are running around trying to invest like Warren. 
Buffett and Munger didn't get the grilling investors need to hear.
What I learned after listening to 6 hours of Charlie Munger and the Oracle of Omaha.

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