Berkshire Hathaway Company Profile (NYSE:BRK.A)

About Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)

Berkshire Hathaway logoBerkshire 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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BRK.A
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.berkshirehathaway.com
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: N/A
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 9.08%
  • Return on Equity: 5.83%
  • Return on Assets: 2.66%
Debt:
  • Current Ratio: 0.26%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.26%
Misc:
  • Beta: 0.87
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)

What is Berkshire Hathaway's stock symbol?

Berkshire Hathaway trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BRK.A."

How were Berkshire Hathaway's earnings last quarter?

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November, 6th. The company reported $2,769.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2,721.00 by $48.00. Berkshire Hathaway had a net margin of 9.08% and a return on equity of 5.83%. View Berkshire Hathaway's Earnings History.

When will Berkshire Hathaway make its next earnings announcement?

Berkshire Hathaway is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November, 3rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Berkshire Hathaway.

Where is Berkshire Hathaway's stock going? Where will Berkshire Hathaway's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Berkshire Hathaway's stock. Their forecasts range from $275,000.00 to $315,000.00. On average, they anticipate Berkshire Hathaway's share price to reach $295,000.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Berkshire Hathaway.

Who are some of Berkshire Hathaway's key competitors?

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
  • Charles T. Munger, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Howard Graham Buffett, Director
  • Ronald L. Olson, Director
  • Stephen B. Burke, Independent Director
  • Susan L. Decker, Independent Director
  • William Henry Gates III, Independent Director

How do I buy Berkshire Hathaway stock?

Shares of Berkshire Hathaway can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE BRK.A)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  121 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  96 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  217
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Berkshire Hathaway and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $295,000.00 (Infinity upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/14/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageOverweight$315,000.00LowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual -> Equal Weight$275,000.00LowView Rating Details
1/3/2017ArgusReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/16/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$166.00N/AView Rating Details
8/10/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
2/29/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$239,000.00 -> $235,000.00N/AView Rating Details
2/23/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$157.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/19/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Earnings by Quarter for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Earnings History by Quarter for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE BRK.A)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/3/2017        
11/6/2015Q315$2,721.00$2,769.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2013Q412$1,704.00$7.98 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)

No earnings estimates for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Dividends

Dividend History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.39%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 26.59%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/18/2012Ronald L OlsonDirectorBuy2,500$90.00$225,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Latest Headlines for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
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americanbankingnews.com logoBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) Now Covered by J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 11:07 AM
thestreet.com logoFormer NY Yankees Slugger Alex Rodriguez Reveals One Juicy Investment Tip - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - September 13 at 3:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLong & Foster makes first acquisition after becoming part of Berkshire Hathaway
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 10:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLong & Foster makes first acquisition since Berkshire Hathaway deal
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 10:16 PM
thestreet.com logoBillionaire Warren Buffett Just Dealt Another Big Blow
www.thestreet.com - September 12 at 5:16 PM
marketwatch.com logoHere's another legendary value investor frustrated by expensive stocks - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - September 11 at 5:24 PM
investorplace.com logoWells Fargo & Co (WFC) Stock Outlook Clouded By Smoke But No Fire - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - September 8 at 10:08 PM
nasdaq.com logoBerkshire Hathaway Stock: Buy or Sell? - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 8 at 10:08 PM
bizjournals.com logoLong & Foster acquired by Buffett affiliate HomeServices of America
www.bizjournals.com - September 7 at 10:01 PM
fool.com logoIs Wells Fargo & Company a Buy? - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - September 7 at 5:00 PM
seekingalpha.com logoEnergizer: Online Battery Market Threat Overblown - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - September 7 at 5:00 PM
investorplace.com logo5 ETFs That Let You Invest in Gold - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - September 7 at 5:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFinancial Review: Alleghany Corporation (Y) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 7 at 12:06 AM
fool.com logoA billionaire stock with a monstrous yield - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - September 6 at 4:44 PM
investorplace.com logo3 Insurance Stocks to Buy Amid Hurricane Harvey's Wreckage - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - September 6 at 4:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo​Court approves Sempra’s bid for Oncor ahead of Buffett
finance.yahoo.com - September 6 at 4:44 PM
thestreet.com logoJobs and Car Sales - 5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Friday - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - September 2 at 9:22 PM
marketwatch.com logoJim Cramer calls Wells Fargo a 'rogue' bank - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - August 31 at 9:39 PM
thestreet.com logoBerkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett May Face Setback on Home Capital Investment - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 31 at 9:39 PM
investopedia.com logoBuffett Says Aging Bull Market Best Place to Be
www.investopedia.com - August 31 at 4:38 PM
thestreet.com logoActivists Circle Whitman's HPE; Hudson's Bay Reinforcements Revealed - ICYMI - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 30 at 11:07 PM
thestreet.com logoTech Leads Markets Higher, S&P 500 on Track for Fourth Day in Green - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 30 at 6:05 PM
nasdaq.com logoConsumer Sector Update for 08/30/2017: MDLZ,BRK.A,BRK.B,KHC,BOBE,BNED - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 30 at 6:05 PM
fortune.com logoWarren Buffett is Now Bank of America’s Top Shareholder
fortune.com - August 30 at 3:11 AM
nasdaq.com logoWhy Berkshire Hathaway Won't Pay a Dividend - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 26 at 4:34 AM
nasdaq.com logoNew Feature Announcement: The Value Investing Forum - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 25 at 11:33 PM
thestreet.com logoBerkshire Hathaway Stock Reaches All-Time High on S&P's Vote of Confidence - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 23 at 9:54 PM
benzinga.com logoBuffett's Losing Streak Could Corner Him Into Doing Something He Would Hate: Paying A Dividend To Berkshire's Shareholders
www.benzinga.com - August 23 at 4:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo​Sempra Energy exec on Oncor bid: ‘Fourth time’s a charm’
finance.yahoo.com - August 22 at 10:25 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBuffett on two-deal losing streak - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - August 22 at 2:42 AM
seekingalpha.com logoBuffett Lightened Up On Airlines In Q2~ Except Southwest Airlines - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - August 18 at 4:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Analysis: Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) & Argo Group International Holdings (AGII)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 2:26 AM
seekingalpha.com logoTracking Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio - Q2 2017 Update - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - August 12 at 4:22 PM
seekingalpha.com logoIs Coca-Cola Gearing Up For A 20-Year Breakout? - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - August 12 at 4:22 PM
fool.ca logoHome Capital Group Inc.: New Management Team, New Results? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - August 11 at 5:10 PM
thestreet.com logoEnergy Losses Put Dow's Record-Breaking Streak in Jeopardy - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 8 at 4:27 PM
thestreet.com logoFedEx to Deliver More Value; Apple Watch Upgrades to Benefit Intel -ICYMI - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 8 at 4:27 PM
seekingalpha.com logoWhat To Make Of Berkshire's Earnings Miss - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - August 8 at 4:27 PM
bizjournals.com logoThis product's massive resurgence helped BNSF increase revenue 15 percent
www.bizjournals.com - August 7 at 10:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWill autonomous vehicles crash the auto insurance industry?
finance.yahoo.com - August 7 at 10:15 PM
rttnews.com logoBerkshire Hathaway Stock Down After Lower Q2 Earnings Hit By Insurance
www.rttnews.com - August 7 at 5:13 PM
barrons.com logoDelta Air Lines: Ready for Takeoff - Barron's
www.barrons.com - August 5 at 3:04 AM
fool.com logo3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - August 3 at 11:16 PM
businesswire.com logoAM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of United States Liability Insurance Company and Its Subsidiaries - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - August 2 at 5:27 PM
thestreet.com logoHere's How Much Money Warren Buffett Has Made on Apple Stock in 2017 Alone - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 2 at 5:27 PM
fool.com logo2 REITs Warren Buffet Should Buy Next - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - August 2 at 5:27 PM
thestreet.com logoDow Explodes, Apple Ahead - 5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Tuesday - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 1 at 10:37 PM
benzinga.com logoS&P Snubs Snap Due To Its Dual Class Shares - Benzinga
www.benzinga.com - August 1 at 10:37 PM
fool.com logoBerkshire Hathaway Earnings Preview: An In-Depth Look at Its Most Important Businesses - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - August 1 at 10:37 PM
investopedia.com logoCopying Buffett Will Lead This Stock to Outperform - Investopedia
www.investopedia.com - August 1 at 2:48 AM

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This page was last updated on 9/19/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff