Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:03 am

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Berkshire Hathaway 2Q Profit Down 37%

Warren Buffett's investment flagship Berkshire Hathaway recently announced its second quarterly results.

Affected by the decline of return on investment and the weaker insurance business, its profit declined 37% from US$6.4 billion in the year-ago period or US$3,889 per share to US$4.01 billion or US$2,442 per share.

Quarterly operating profit dropped 10% to US$3.89 billion, equivalent to US$2,367 per share.

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Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:28 am

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Large-Cap Stocks to Own: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B)

Yes, I do believe that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) belongs in any given portfolio of large-cap stocks.

One of the primary reasons is that the company itself is a diversified conglomerate. It’s like holding a mutual fund, with every important facet of the American economy represented.

The key to long-term portfolio success is diversification, so if I can find quality large-cap stocks that are themselves something other than a one-trick pony, I’ll take a hard look at them.

Yet Berkshire has more going for it, including that it has one of the most reliable and stable businesses at its core: insurance. You are getting one of America’s best insurance brands when you buy Berkshire, and that means highly predictable returns on capital, as well as cash flow.

Finally, Berkshire is not going anywhere. It may have tough times, but it has always bounced back, and led the market in doing so.


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Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:22 pm

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway underperforms in 2015… down 10%-plus since January.
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Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:30 am

Berkshire Hathaway Is Safe and Cheap

By John Huber

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Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:05 am

Warren Buffett’s “Big Four”: Should You Follow the Oracle of Omaha? (AXP, KO, IBM, WFC)

Not all of Buffett's top four holdings are worth buying into right now

By Ryan Fuhrmann

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Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:34 am

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Poorly Governed?

By Martin Hutchinson

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Postby behappyalways » Sun May 01, 2016 3:08 pm

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Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Wed May 04, 2016 7:32 am

What's Wrong with Berkshire Hathaway

By Charles Sizemore

You see, Warren Buffett is in the twilight of his career. His masterpiece – Berkshire Hathaway – doesn’t quite generate the returns it used to anymore. And while there might be a couple reasons for that, the single biggest one is that it’s gotten too big and too unfocused. There’s a hodgepodge of everything and it’s not doing investors any good.

Buffett generated the returns that made him famous in the 1950s to 1970s by concentrating and making just a handful of very large, very successful bets at any given time. That’s because successful investing needs focus.

But given the size of Berkshire Hathaway today, Buffett is effectively locked out of his own game.

He’s said a few times in recent years that, were he running a small $100 million hedge fund, he’d deliver 50% annual returns like clockwork. Running a $360 billion conglomerate makes that impossible.

At that size, you’re essentially limited to mega-cap stocks. If you were to take a meaningful position in a smaller company, you’d end up owning the whole thing outright.

So my advice to you today is this: if you’re wanting a good party, then mix it up. A Catholic/Jewish/Hindu wedding in South America is a blast.

But if you’re wanting decent portfolio returns, stay narrow and focus. Don’t follow the Berkshire Hathaway model. Instead, pick a strategy or a small handful of strategies that you feel comfortable mastering, and stick with them.

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Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:31 am

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Is Berkshire B topping out?

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates as a holding company.

It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America.

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Re: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK)

Postby winston » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:58 pm

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Stocks to Buy for the Next 50 Years: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)

Berkshire Hathway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) might be a strange addition to a list of stocks to buy for the next 50 years. After all, Warren Buffett isn’t getting any younger, and he certainly won’t still be running the company 50 years from now … unless we cryogenically freeze him, clone him or somehow transfer his consciousness to a Terminator robot.

Alas, it’s unlikely that any of that will be an option in Mr. Buffett’s lifetime.

But long after the Oracle of Omaha has left us, the empire he built will be alive and well. His boneheaded purchase of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) notwithstanding, Buffett has almost always eschewed technology companies that are prone to disruption.

The vast majority of Berkshire’s holdings are old-line, future-proof business like insurance and consumer staples. Berkshire also owns large interests in trains and utilities as well as quirkier businesses like Nebraska Furniture Mart and See’s Candies.

Nothing about Berkshire Hathaway is sexy. It’s as boring as Nebraska itself. And that is precisely why I consider it a stock to buy for the next 50 years.

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