Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)

343,242.25
3,500.00 1.00
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 339,745.00
Open 340,655.75
Day Low/High 340,317.00 / 343,310.13
52 Wk Low/High 294,511.00 / 347,400.00
Volume 91.00
Avg Volume 200.00
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 708.00K
Market Cap 554.64B
EPS 2,446.00
P/E Ratio 23.23
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

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

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

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...

Signs That Harley Has Turned a Corner

Signs That Harley Has Turned a Corner

2016 is already off to a good start for the storied motorcycle manufacturer.

Alphabet and Berkshire: Which Is Better Value?

Alphabet and Berkshire: Which Is Better Value?

It's not as much of an apples-and-oranges comparison as you might think.

LOL: Fed Opens the Door to a Rate CUT?

Circumstances are different from way back in December.

Putting Hartford Financial on My 'Best Long Ideas' List

I'm adding Hartford Financial Services (HIG) to my "Best Long Ideas" list at $39.12 a share. I continue to view this insurer as a potential takeover target, and recall that Ace paid a 30% premium for Chubb. Potential HIG bidders could include Allsta...

Is Ford Running Out of Gas?

I remain short on Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) and believe that "Peak Autos" are as clear as day despite a seemingly upbeat statement that for Ford released after the bell yesterday. Ford declared a $0.25-per-share extra dividend and announced t...

IBM's CEO Shows Why Good Management Matters

Ginni Rometty is leading Big Blue to bigger and better things.

The Market Gurus That I Listen To

I've gotten e-mails throughout the years from subscribers who've asked me whom I listen to in order to formulate my investment and economic views. Here's a partial list, along with an explanation as to why various "gurus" are on it: Investment Manag...

Peak Autos (Part Trois)

Yesterday I wrote: "Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) look like value traps from my perch. I'm short on both stocks and have recently added to my short stake in the sector. I'm firm in my view of "Peak Autos," based on the notion that liberal financi...

How Much More Evidence Do You Need? Manufacturing Has Hit the Skids

How Much More Evidence Do You Need? Manufacturing Has Hit the Skids

Chicago Purchasing Managers Index is the latest proof.

Five Also-Ran Surprises for 2016

Here are five runners-up to my 15 Surprises for 2016: Surprise No. 16: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) acquires Macy's (M). Surprise No. 17: Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV) files bankruptcy. Surprise No. 18: Subscriber growth resumes at Twitter (TWTR)...

Recommended Reading

Some important reads to check out this morning: Britain's Telegraph newspaper quotes International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde as warning about slow global growth. European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio prefers no ECB policy...

15 Potential Surprises for 2016

15 Potential Surprises for 2016

Smart investors will prep their portfolios for these possibilities.

15 Surprises for 2016 (Part Deux)

Here's the remainder of my 15 Surprises for 2016 (click here for part one). Again, these aren't "predictions" for 2016, but rather a list of potential events that have a reasonable chance of occurring. Again, I call them "possible improbable events"...

Apple, Berkshire Aren't Always Certainties

Apple, Berkshire Aren't Always Certainties

High past results can create extreme valuations for late investors

Warren Buffett Is Losing His Mojo

Warren Buffett Is Losing His Mojo

Traders should be alert to closes below $130 and $128 despite their personal feelings about the oracle of Omaha.

The 'Poor Man's Berkshire Hathaway' Could Be a Bargain

PICO is down 47% year to date, making it a possible value play.

Peak M&A

While we learned yesterday of one high-profile merger involving Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) and a possible second deal between Jarden Corp. (JAH) and Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), you can almost hear the M&A financing door closing. At the very least, th...

Don't Bet Against Warren Buffett on IBM

Berkshire Hathaway keeps buying Big Blue. You should, too.

My Speech in The Big Easy

I gave a keynote speech to a nice crowd Saturday at the New Orleans Investment Conference. There were some terrific speakers there -- Marc Faber, Dennis Gartman and Doug Casey, as well as many others. Apropos to the fact that it was Halloween, my ta...

Warren Buffett's Brooks Launches NYC Marathon Inspired Running Shoe

Warren Buffett's Brooks Launches NYC Marathon Inspired Running Shoe

Brooks is one of the best known brands for long distance runners.

Coca-Cola Keeps Getting KO'd

Coca-Cola Keeps Getting KO'd

Even Buffett won't let go, but do you really want to own a stock that just gets flatter?

In Investing, a Big Size Can Become a Liability

Some big companies are now breaking up.

Tweet of the Day

I outlined the rationale for my short of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) yesterday in a wide-ranging analysis. Apropos of this subject, this Carl Quintanilla tweet is today's "Tweet of the Day": Buffett this year: * Deere down 14% * IBM down 13% * Amex d...

Jim Cramer Says Tech Giants Microsoft, IBM Should Make Acquisitions

Jim Cramer Says Tech Giants Microsoft, IBM Should Make Acquisitions

Jim Cramer says Microsoft (MSFT) will report a decent quarter, thanks to Windows 10, but he wishes the company would make an acquisition.

Today's Game Plan

I will be mostly updating my thoughts about specific companies today -- Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B), IBM (IBM), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), BB&T Corp. (BBT), Regions Financial (RF), Harley-Davidson (HOG) and a few others.

The Times They Are a Changin' (at Berkshire Hathaway)

"Consider Berkshire's investment portfolio, which consists of large holdings in (see page 17 of CEO Warren Buffett's latest annual letter to shareholders for more details): Coca-Cola (KO). Old economy. IBM (IBM). Old economy. American Express (AXP)....