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:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: N/A
  • Net Margins: 9.08%
  • Return on Equity: 5.83%
  • Return on Assets: 2.66%
  • Current Ratio: 0.26%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.26%
  • Beta: 0.86

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) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November, 6th. The company reported $2,769.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2,721.00 by $48.00. Berkshire Hathaway had a return on equity of 5.83% and a net margin of 9.08%. 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 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Berkshire Hathaway's shares. Their predictions range from $275,000.00 to $315,000.00. On average, they anticipate Berkshire Hathaway's stock 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:  132 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  104 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  236
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)
Consensus Price Target History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Price Target History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Analysts' Ratings History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
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 10/19/2015 forward)


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
11/6/2015Q315$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)


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

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Dividend History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.39%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 26.61%
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)


Headline Trends for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
Latest Headlines for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
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Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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