NYSE:BRK.B - Berkshire Hathaway Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $196.52 -1.40 (-0.71 %) (As of 12/19/2018 06:06 AM ET)Previous Close$197.92Today's Range$194.44 - $200.3452-Week Range$184.75 - $224.07Volume6.59 million shsAverage Volume4.52 million shsMarket Capitalization$487.38 billionP/E Ratio33.54Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.91 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsHeadlinesSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. Its segments include Insurance, such as GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, General Re Corporation and Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group; Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, which is engaged in the operation of the railroad system; Berkshire Hathaway Energy, which includes regulated electric and gas utility; Manufacturing, which includes manufacturers of various products, including industrial, consumer and building products; McLane Company, which is engaged in the wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items; Service and retailing, which includes providers of various services, including fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training and various retailing businesses, and Finance and financial products, which includes manufactured housing and related consumer financing, transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing, and furniture leasing. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:BRK.B Previous SymbolNYSE:BRK/B CUSIP08467070 Webwww.berkshirehathaway.com Phone402-346-1400 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.31 Quick Ratio0.31 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio33.54 Forward P/E Ratio20.14 P/E Growth2.9 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$242.14 billion Price / Sales2.00 Cash Flow$9.5167 per share Price / Cash Flow20.65 Book Value$142.65 per share Price / Book1.38 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.86 Net Income$44.94 billion Net Margins25.50% Return on Equity6.20% Return on Assets3.14% Miscellaneous Employees377,000 Outstanding Shares2,462,520,000Market Cap$487.38 billion OptionableNot Optionable Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) Frequently Asked Questions What is Berkshire Hathaway's stock symbol? Berkshire Hathaway trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BRK.B." How were Berkshire Hathaway's earnings last quarter? Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) issued its quarterly earnings results on Saturday, November, 3rd. The financial services provider reported $2.79 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.50 by $0.29. The financial services provider earned $63.45 billion during the quarter. Berkshire Hathaway had a net margin of 25.50% and a return on equity of 6.20%. View Berkshire Hathaway's Earnings History. When is Berkshire Hathaway's next earnings date? Berkshire Hathaway is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Berkshire Hathaway. What price target have analysts set for BRK.B? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Berkshire Hathaway's stock. Their predictions range from $210.00 to $210.00. On average, they anticipate Berkshire Hathaway's share price to reach $210.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Berkshire Hathaway. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Berkshire Hathaway? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Berkshire Hathaway in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Berkshire Hathaway. Has Berkshire Hathaway been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about BRK.B stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Berkshire Hathaway earned a media sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Berkshire Hathaway's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Berkshire Hathaway include Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), Chubb (CB), Progressive (PGR), Tokio Marine (TKOMY), American International Group (AIG), Travelers Companies (TRV), Allstate (ALL), Ms&Ad Insurance Group (MSADY), Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), Markel (MKL), Loews (L), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Subordinate Voting Shares (FRFHF), Cna Financial (CNA) and Arch Capital Group (ACGL). Who are Berkshire Hathaway's key executives? Berkshire Hathaway's management team includes the folowing people: Warren E. Buffett, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (Age 87)Charles T. Munger, Vice Chairman of the Board (Age 94)Marc D. Hamburg, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President (Age 66)Gregory E. Abel, Vice Chairman – Non Insurance Operations, Director (Age 55)Ajit Jain, Vice Chairman – Insurance Operations, Director (Age 66)Howard Graham Buffett, Director (Age 62)Ronald L. Olson, Director (Age 75)Stephen B. Burke, Independent Director (Age 58)Susan L. Decker, Independent Director (Age 55)William Henry Gates III, Independent Director (Age 61) How do I buy shares of Berkshire Hathaway? Shares of BRK.B can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Berkshire Hathaway's stock price today? One share of BRK.B stock can currently be purchased for approximately $196.52. How big of a company is Berkshire Hathaway? Berkshire Hathaway has a market capitalization of $492.50 billion and generates $242.14 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $44.94 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.86 on an earnings per share basis. Berkshire Hathaway employs 377,000 workers across the globe. What is Berkshire Hathaway's official website? The official website for Berkshire Hathaway is http://www.berkshirehathaway.com. How can I contact Berkshire Hathaway? Berkshire Hathaway's mailing address is 3555 FARNAM STREET, OMAHA NE, 68131. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 402-346-1400 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE BRK.B)Community Ranking: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 206 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 168 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 374MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Berkshire Hathaway and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BRK.B will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BRK.B will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Day Trading - Risk Worth the Reward?