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 - NEC
  • 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: 9.51%
  • Return on Equity: 6.20%
  • Return on Assets: 2.81%
  • Current Ratio: 0.26%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.26%
  • 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 earnings results on Friday, November, 6th. The company reported $2,769.00 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2,721.00 by $48.00. Berkshire Hathaway had a return on equity of 6.20% and a net margin of 9.51%. View Berkshire Hathaway's Earnings History.

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

4 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Berkshire Hathaway's stock. Their forecasts range from $166.00 to $275,000.00. On average, they anticipate Berkshire Hathaway's share price to reach $137,583.00 in the next twelve months. 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:  2.9 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  100 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  72 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  172
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: 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $137,583.00 (Infinity upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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 7/20/2015 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: 16.93%
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)
DateHeadline logoAmerica's Largest Carriers Face Big Changes; Valeant Investors Show Priorities -- ICYMI Monday - - July 17 at 10:09 PM logoWarren Buffett Just Gave Away Almost $3.2 Billion -- Here's Why - Motley Fool - July 16 at 8:42 AM logoT-Mobile (TMUS) July volatility elevated; reports of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) and Liberty Media (LMCA) looking ... - - July 15 at 4:44 AM logoSprint Corp (S) Stock Jumps on Warren Buffett Buzz - Yahoo Finance - July 14 at 11:41 PM logoSprint Stock Jumps on Report That Its Chairman Held Meetings With Warren Buffett and John Malone - - July 14 at 6:40 PM logoBerkshire moves quickly on regulatory approval for Oncor - Seeking Alpha - July 14 at 6:40 PM logoValeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Is No Longer a “Sewer” - - July 13 at 5:48 PM logoNetflix Shares Could Shock Everyone and Plummet More Than 50% - - July 13 at 5:48 PM logoWhat's Going Down At The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference - Benzinga - July 13 at 5:48 PM logoS&P Sees More Sovereign Downgrades This Year - - July 12 at 10:22 PM logoWall Street Doesn't Appreciate How Many Hamburgers Burger King Will Sell in the Future - - July 12 at 10:22 PM logoBond Markets Suffer Taper Tantrum as Fed Chair Testifies in Front of House Panel - - July 12 at 5:21 PM logoCEOs Were Canned at an Alarming Pace in June: New Study - - July 12 at 5:21 PM logoYoung Millennials Are 'Side Hustling' More Than Anyone Else to Make Extra Money - - July 12 at 5:21 PM logoAmazon Just Royally Shafted Apple and It Should Totally Terrify the ... - - July 12 at 5:21 PM logoTrump's Pick to Lead FDIC Withdraws Nomination - - July 12 at 5:21 PM logoBerkshire After Buffett? - Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A ... - Seeking Alpha - July 12 at 5:21 PM logoIPO Options to Consider, Activist Takes on Berkshire, TV and the Midsummer Classic -- ICYMI Tuesday - - July 11 at 10:45 PM logoWarren Buffett Just Donated $3.2 Billion to Microsoft's Bill Gates -- Here Are Other Wealthy Givers - - July 11 at 10:45 PM logoCanadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's US Expansion Continues - The Motley Fool Canada - July 11 at 5:43 PM logoWarren Buffett Strikes Deal With Oncor - Nasdaq - July 11 at 5:43 PM logoCompany News for July 10, 2017 - Nasdaq - July 10 at 9:45 PM logoUnilever plc (ADR) (UL) May Face Hostile Bid from Kraft - - July 10 at 9:45 PM logoSTAG Has All Of The Ingredients Of Something Special - Seeking Alpha - July 10 at 9:45 PM logoElliott Says Buffett's Oncor Bid Fails To Maximize Value For Oncor - July 10 at 4:44 PM logoIt Looks Like People Are Tweeting Less: Data - - July 9 at 2:28 AM logoKansas Nuclear Operator Named as Hacking Spree Victim - - July 9 at 2:28 AM logoPalo Alto Networks Stock Will Explode 20% Higher Because of a Looming Wave, Citi Thinks - - July 9 at 2:28 AM logo3 Reasons Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Stock Could Rise - Motley Fool - July 9 at 2:28 AM logo3 Reasons Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Stock Could Fall - Motley Fool - July 9 at 2:28 AM logoBerkshire Hathaway Energy is close to a $17.5 billion deal for Oncor, report says - CNBC - July 6 at 5:58 PM logoFinancial Sector Update for 06/30/2017: BAC,BRK.A,BRK.B,PKY,WDR - Nasdaq - June 30 at 4:48 PM logoBerkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) to Exercise Warrants at $7.14/Sh to Acquire 700M Shares of Bank of America (BAC) - - June 30 at 4:48 PM logoWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Is Now Bank of America's ... - - June 30 at 4:48 PM logoETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Higher as Street Mulls Q1 GDP, Weekly Jobless Claims Data - Nasdaq - June 29 at 5:54 PM logoHome Capital Announces Receipt of TSX Conditional Listing Approval for Initial Equity Investment by Berkshire ... - MarketWatch - June 29 at 5:54 PM logoTech stocks continue to drop, pointing to a mixed open on Wall Street - CNBC - June 28 at 9:48 PM logoBank of America Just Topped Warren Buffett's Dividend Benchmark - - June 28 at 9:48 PM logoThis is what Warren Buffett thinks is the real problem with U.S. economy - June 27 at 9:19 PM logoShould I Store My Store Capital Shares Or Take Profit? - June 27 at 4:17 PM logoWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway takes 10 percent stake in Arizona real estate firm, stock jumps - Phoenix Business Journal - June 27 at 2:43 AM logoCharlie Munger Says Al Gore Is 'Not Very Smart' During Informal Q&A Session - - June 25 at 9:24 PM logoBillionaire Warren Buffett Enjoys $76 Million Pay Day Thanks to Qatar Airways - - June 23 at 2:21 AM logoIf Colgate's Looking To Sell Itself, Would Berkshire Be Looking To Buy? - Benzinga - June 22 at 4:15 PM logoBerkshire Hathaway to Make CAD400 Mln Investment in Home Capital, Provide New CAD2 Bln Credit Facility - June 22 at 11:32 AM logoHome Capital In Deal With Berkshire Hathaway For Up To C$400 Mln Investment - June 22 at 11:32 AM logoBuying Dividend Growth Stocks Without Looking - More Than 2 Years Later - Seeking Alpha - June 21 at 5:04 PM logoBerkshire's MiTek Acquires UK-based Mezzanine - June 14 at 4:42 PM logoBerkshire Hathaway's Dealerships and RV Maker Violate Texas' Ownership Law - June 14 at 4:42 PM logoApple Inc. Is Correcting. Warren Buffett Will Prop It Up. - - June 12 at 5:03 PM



Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) Chart for Thursday, July, 20, 2017

This page was last updated on 7/20/2017 by Staff