Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)

344,970.00
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 344,505.00
Day Low/High 344,550.01 / 347,400.00
52 Wk Low/High 294,510.60 / 345,000.00
Avg Volume 300.00
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 708.00K
Market Cap 558.43B
EPS 2,446.00
P/E Ratio 23.52
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)
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Berkshire's Value Reaches Beyond Buffett

Berkshire's Value Reaches Beyond Buffett

UBS analysts have finally figured out that the company's value is in its culture, not just its leader.

Here's Why Buffett's Stake in Wells Fargo Is Like Owning the Hope Diamond

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U.S. Stocks Slip Ahead of Yellen Speech; Warren Buffett Ups Wells Fargo Stake

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Today's Takeaways and Observations (Early Edition)

I started the day with a cautionary tale (click here and here), then made Apple (AAPL) my Short Trade of a Week. I also made a hard decision to take all nine banks off of my "Best Long Ideas" list and sell off some of my bank holdings. My takeaways ...

It's Getting Hot at Pico Holdings

It's Getting Hot at Pico Holdings

Activists are making waves at 'The Poor Man's Berkshire Hathaway.'

Berkshire Hathaway: Your One-Stock Portfolio for All Seasons

Berkshire Hathaway: Your One-Stock Portfolio for All Seasons

Just step back and look at what you get by owning shares of this one company.

Today's Trades

I've done of a lot of trading today. To recap, I've: Reduced my bank longs across the board. Sold off my biotech basket. Added small to my shorts of Amazon (AMZN) at $574, Apple (AAPL) at $100, "B" shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) at $136...

Was Buffett Wrong to Buy IBM?

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My Long and Short Trades of the Week

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Buffett's Letter Shows Berkshire Hathaway Faces Many Headwinds

Buffett's Letter Shows Berkshire Hathaway Faces Many Headwinds

The Oracle will always be a legend, but BRK's best days are past.

Berkshire's Many Headwinds

I've been looking this morning at Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) and CEO's Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders, which came out over the weekend. I'm short on BRK.B, and this year's letter only reinforced the headwinds that I've previou...

Signs that Warren Buffett Will Exit Gracefully (and Quietly)

Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) came out over the weekend, and let me start my analysis of it with my standard disclaimer that Buffett is the single greatest investor of all time. No one will likel...

U.S. Markets Set to Open Lower, China Cuts Reserve Requirement

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China's central bank on Monday cut the reserve-ratio requirement for banks by 0.5 percentage points, according to media reports.

Three Takeaways from Warren Buffett's Annual Letter

Three Takeaways from Warren Buffett's Annual Letter

Warren Buffett's annual letter provided an inside look at the health of the businesses that comprise Berkshire Hathaway.

G-20, Warren Buffett and Other Regular Folks

The games some people play aren't exactly cricket.

My Outlook for the Market's Major Sectors (Part 1)

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Alcoa's Share Price Could Go Up by 50% After Split

The separate businesses will be worth more in aggregate than Alcoa is now.

Real Money Poll: Should Stumbling Yahoo! Step Onto the Auction Block?

The Web giant has staged something of a comeback in recent weeks, but many view auctioning core assets as the best recourse.

Takeaways and Observations

Hello, all -- I'm back! Great job yesterday by Chris "Not the Designer" Versace in subbing for me. My takeaways and observations regarding yesterday's action: St. Louis Fed President James Bullard is full of bull. Ray Dalio of hedge fund Bridgewater...

Shorting Amazon, Starbucks, Berkshire and Fastenal

I'm putting in short offerings (above the market price) on the following stocks: Amazon (AMZN) Starbucks (SBUX) B shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) Fastenal (FAST)

Midday Report: Kinder Morgan Spikes on Buffett Stake; U.S. Stocks Jump

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U.S. stocks were on track for their first three-day winning streak of the year on Wednesday as hopes Iran would agree to a production cap boosted crude oil.

Live Poll: Can Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Save Yahoo!?

Can Berkshire Hathaway's inaugral webcast help turn things around for Yahoo!?

Shorting More Berkshire Hathaway

The bond market isn't cooperating with stocks so far today. As for my trades in today's session, I'm adding to my short of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) in addition to my recent long buys in biotech. I think the value of BRK.B's "float" is dimin...