Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B)

198.55
2.40 1.20
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 200.94
Open 200.27
Day Low/High 198.42 / 200.28
52 Wk Low/High 186.10 / 224.07
Volume 2.35M
Avg Volume 3.65M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.39B
Market Cap 490.27B
EPS 1.60
P/E Ratio 20.46
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)
Chipotle Doesn't Need an Activist; It Just Needs Time

Chipotle Doesn't Need an Activist; It Just Needs Time

Those thinking that Bill Ackman is going to unlock value quickly through some mathematical scheme will be disappointed.

Intermediate Trade: Coca-Cola

Intermediate Trade: Coca-Cola

A bearish play on Coke as earnings growth recedes.

Cramer: Watch Bank of America; It Will Tell You What Will Happen

Cramer: Watch Bank of America; It Will Tell You What Will Happen

Banks and insurers have surged on hopes of rate rises. What now?

Blame It on Rio: NBC's Olympics Ratings Fail to Garner Gold

Blame It on Rio: NBC's Olympics Ratings Fail to Garner Gold

The broadcaster sold an Olympic record $1.2 billion in advertising even though it saw a 13% decline in ratings from the 2012 London Games.

Caterpillar and Deere Are in Recession

Caterpillar and Deere Are in Recession

Long-term holders' patience has not been rewarded with these two stocks.

What Grace Slick Can Teach You About Investing

"And if you go chasing rabbits And you know you're going to fall, Tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar Has given you the call. Call AliceWhen she was just small. ... When logic and proportion Have fallen sloppy dead, And the White Knight is talking...

Buffett Isn't the Only One Munching on Apple

Buffett Isn't the Only One Munching on Apple

Apple longs have a powerful ally in the Swiss National Bank.

Apple and Berkshire Are Better than Cash

Apple and Berkshire Are Better than Cash

Parking money in either makes sense in today's low-rate world.

Buffett Isn't the Only One Munching on Apple

Buffett Isn't the Only One Munching on Apple

Apple longs have a powerful ally in the Swiss National Bank.

Warren Buffett Knows Something About Walmart

Warren Buffett Knows Something About Walmart

The Oracle of Omaha was right to slash his stake in the retailer.

Life Insurers Are Croaking

With the Bank of England easing monetary policy today, I'd like to point out that life insurance is the most-exposed sector to lower rates. (The second-most-exposed one is banking). Frankly, the "float" ain't what it used to be for insurers, while r...

Why Warren Buffett Doesn't Care About Currency Movements

Why Warren Buffett Doesn't Care About Currency Movements

It's the subtle, yet powerful benefit of long-term investing.

Taking In Several Shorts

I'm down to tag ends on the following shorts: The "B" shares of Berkshire Hathaway   Coca-Cola Fastenal Foot Locker Lincoln National MetLife Netflix Nordstrom Starbucks Walt Disney Co.

Intermediate Trade: XLF

Intermediate Trade: XLF

This trade gives ample time to see interest rates rise.

Cramer: Alcoa Shows Astounding Growth in Europe and China

Cramer: Alcoa Shows Astounding Growth in Europe and China

Better snap up Alcoa now, before its splits, to take advantage of both its businesses.

7 Stocks Where Insiders Are Buying

7 Stocks Where Insiders Are Buying

These firms' execs used the post-Brexit meltdown to buy more shares.

Tweets on the Street: Gates and Buffett Mark Friendship's Silver Anniversary

It has been 25 years since the Oracle of Omaha befriended the co-founder of Microsoft.

Beware the Pitfalls of Stock Market Headlines

Anyone who buys Tesla based on Elon Musk's fantastical view deserves their fate. 

There are No Dollars in Dogma

"Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful." -- Warren Buffett The investment mosaic is complex, and the "rules" are ever-changing -- just consider what's happened to the S&P 500 in recent days. The index nearly hit a new ...

My Takeaways and Observations

"Takeaways" will be shorter than usual as I am trading actively in the after-hours market now. Some interesting charts. Brexit.  Brexit and the media.  Peak Housing?  Fertilizers bounce.  Markets closed on their highs. The U.S. dollar weakened. Oil ...

'Defensive' Consumer Staples Aren't

Consumer staples are being taken out to the woodshed this morning, with Pepsico (PEP) and Coca-Cola (KO) leading the way lower. Both are down about 1% so far this morning, perhaps in reaction to Philadelphia passing a soft-drink tax yesterday. Even ...

Today's Takeaways and Observations

I started the day with Apple (AAPL) as JPMorgan reduced the share price target from $125 to $105.    Then a sports metaphor and an interesting two-part opening missive on the markets -- here and here.  I got lucky and covered a bunch into the mornin...

Switch to Visa Cards Should Save Costco Millions, Analysts Say

Changeover from American Express takes effect Monday.

My Takeaways and Observations

Secular stagnation looms. This opener is an important one and I like the way it came out. Please read it if you haven't previously.  I have been getting shorter on every rally over the last one-and-a-half weeks. Today was no different.  Brexit odds ...

An Investor's Most Valuable Asset: Curiosity

The greater your zeal for learning and understanding, the more likely you are to make money.

Fight Performance Envy, Don't Chase Markel

Fight Performance Envy, Don't Chase Markel

Those who regret not owning the insurer should wait for a much lower entry point before buying.

Trade of the Week: Short Apple

I'm making a short of Apple (AAPL) my Trade of the Week this week at $99 a share. I recently covered most of my Apple short at prices much lower than today's level, but re-upped my exposure in the past week or two on the stock's renewed strength. Ap...

Management: A Hard-to-Quantify but Critical Investment Metric

Leadership at a company is just as critical as quality financial statements.

Four Oversold Stocks to Buy Before They Get Too Pricey

Four Oversold Stocks to Buy Before They Get Too Pricey

Apple is up 10 percent in the past two weeks on a swirl of news including an investment from Berkshire Hathaway and CEO Tim Cook's barnstorming trip to Asia.

When It Comes to Investing, Focus on What's Controllable

Predicting the unpredictable has never proven to be a long-term investment strategy.