Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)

268,624.44
2,900.00 1.10
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 271,475.00
Open 268,700.00
Day Low/High 263,242.02 / 270,204.90
52 Wk Low/High 239,440.00 / 347,400.00
Volume 293.00
Avg Volume 500.00
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 699.00K
Market Cap 425.84B
EPS 49,828.00
P/E Ratio 17.84
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

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)....

Wal-Mart Shares, Even After the Decline, Are Not a Bargain

Wal-Mart Shares, Even After the Decline, Are Not a Bargain

Investors really should not rush to buy this one.

Wal-Mart Shares Are No Bargain

Wal-Mart Shares Are No Bargain

Despite the sharp fall, don't rush to buy this one.

Peak Buffett (But What a Peak!)

I've re-shorted Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) at $132 today for the reasons below, as well as for many other negatives that I've brought up over the last two years. Consider Berkshire's investment portfolio, which consists of large holdings in (see pag...

This Market Is Creating Some Amazing Opportunities

This Market Is Creating Some Amazing Opportunities

But it isn't easy to invest when pessimism is high.

Johnson & Johnson Is Not Cheap Enough

Johnson & Johnson Is Not Cheap Enough

If you're a fan, wait for a better entry point.

Big-Name Stocks With Long-Term Appeal

Buffett isn't the only one who can benefit from 'forever' investing.

Is Alcoa About to Prove Its Mettle?

Is Alcoa About to Prove Its Mettle?

Aluminum giant is down some 37% YTD, but looks ready to rebound.

The EYES Have It: Research Reveals 3 Stocks to Buy

Want an antidote for volatility? Do your homework.

The 'Big Short' Revisited

Back in mid-August I wrote about the "big short" being close at hand. Here, in its entirety, is that analysis. Please pay special attention to "numerous peaks I see" part: The Big Short May Be At Hand (Part Deux) I start each day with these three qu...

My $2.35 Million Lunch With Warren Buffett was 'Absolutely' Worth it

My $2.35 Million Lunch With Warren Buffett was 'Absolutely' Worth it

Zhu Ye, the Chinese businessman who bid $2.35 million to dine with investor Warren Buffett, said his lunch was 'absolutely' worth it.

Warren Buffett Talks About the Fed, China, and Turning 85

Warren Buffett Talks About the Fed, China, and Turning 85

Legendary investor Warren Buffett said he has no idea what the Federal Reserve will do with interest rates next week, but he doesn't base his investment decisions on the Fed.

Watch for Buffett on CNBC

CNBC's Becky Quick will be interviewing Warren Buffett at 11:30 a.m. ET. Here are the questions I e-mailed Becky to suggest that she ask "The Oracle": Isn't the law of large numbers the greatest headwind that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) is fac...

What the Charts Say About Buffett's Latest Play: Phillips 66

What the Charts Say About Buffett's Latest Play: Phillips 66

A potential reversal pattern that's forming may give investors an opportunity to buy Phillips 66 below $70.

U.S. Stocks in Red at Midday, Oil Moves Higher

U.S. Stocks in Red at Midday, Oil Moves Higher

U.S. markets moved higher off the lows of the morning on Monday but were still trading in the red as oil prices surged roughly 3 1/2-percent.

Rocky Start to Trading on Wall Street on Fed, China Worries

Rocky Start to Trading on Wall Street on Fed, China Worries

It looks like another rocky start to trading on Wall Street.

Which Is Better, a Stock Market Bubble or a Real Estate Bubble?

Which Is Better, a Stock Market Bubble or a Real Estate Bubble?

Comparing stocks to property is meaningless.

Best in Breed: Where to Look If You Simply Must Buy Stocks Today

Best in Breed: Where to Look If You Simply Must Buy Stocks Today

Limit your purchases to high-yielding industry standouts.

Narrowing my Berkshire Short

Housekeeping item: I'm taking in a portion of my short of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) at $135.25 for a $8-a-share gain. That brings my Berkshire short position down to small-sized from medium-sized. It's not that I'm less bearish on Berkshire. It's j...

What Part Does Hope Play in Investing?

What Part Does Hope Play in Investing?

Its role must be acknowledged, otherwise what are you trying to do?

Wall Street's Bigwigs Aren't Buying Much

SEC filings show Warren Buffett and other key players are cautious.

The Big Short May Be At Hand (Part Deux)

I start each day with these three questions: In a paperless and cloud(y) world, are investors and citizens alike as safe as the markets assume we are? In a flat, networked and interconnected world, is it even possible for the U.S. to be an "oasis of...

Blue Tuesday Follows a Red-Hot Monday

Blue Tuesday Follows a Red-Hot Monday

China's surprise currency move puts the market in full retreat.    

How Great Is Google's Alphabet? Let Me Spell It Out for You

How Great Is Google's Alphabet? Let Me Spell It Out for You

We simply can't look at this company in the same negative way anymore.

2 Other Businesses Warren Buffett Should Buy

Don't be fooled, Warren Buffett is still on the prowl for acquisitions.

Why I'm Betting Against Warren Buffett

Why I'm Betting Against Warren Buffett

The Precision CastParts deal shows it's time to short Berkshire.