Feb 15, 5:04 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Matthew Frankel 02/15/19 AT 4:43 AM During the fourth quarter of 2018, stocks were volatile and occasionally in free-fall thanks to overblown fears about a U.S. economic slowdown and further Federal Reserve rate hikes. That is Warren Buffett's favorite kind of stock-picking environment. The Oracle of Omaha loves to scoop up high-quality stocks at a discount when Wall Street is in panic mode, and it's fair to say there was quite a bit of chaos toward the end of 2018.In addition, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) ended the third quarter with more than $100 billion in cash on its balance sheet, so Buffett and his team had plenty of funds available. That combination of factors led to quite a bit of speculation about what Warren Buffett was buying and selling in late 2018.Well, we got our answer, and for the most part, it was … [Read more...] about Here’s What Warren Buffett And Berkshire Hathaway Bought And Sold In Q4
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Published August 13, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and senior analyst Jason Moser discuss Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B), which quietly reported its second-quarter earnings on Aug. 4. It was the kind of result that just builds the legend of Warren Buffett: All of the pieces of his multifaceted business empire are running like clockwork. Its massive stock portfolio continues to churn out gains. The company repurchased a not-insignificant amount of Class A shares at the discretion of its leader. And he's still sitting tight on a $110 billion cash reserve, waiting for the right time to buy some big assets. Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than WalmartWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock … [Read more...] about Breaking Down Berkshire Hathaway’s Latest Quarter
Published August 10, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) board just decided to give CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger quite a bit more freedom when it comes to buying back stock. Here's a rundown of the amended buyback plan and what it could mean to Berkshire's shareholders. A full transcript follows the video. Continue Reading Below 10 stocks we like better than WalmartWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.* David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the ten best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Walmart wasn't one of them! That's right -- they think these 10 stocks are even better buys. Click here to learn about these picks! *Stock Advisor returns as of August 6, 2018The author(s) may … [Read more...] about Berkshire Hathaway’s New Buyback Plan — Here’s What Investors Need to Know
Aug 10, 3:24 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Adam Levine-Weinberg 08/10/18 AT 2:53 AM Earlier this year, Warren Buffett turned heads when he stated during a CNBC interview that he would consider having Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) buy an entire airline. The conglomerate already owns significant stakes in the four largest U.S. airlines, but an outright acquisition of one would allow it to put more money to work.This article originally appeared in The Motely Fool.In the weeks after Buffett mentioned that he would consider acquiring an airline, several analysts opined that Berkshire Hathaway might buy Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV). On Wednesday, analysts at Morgan Stanley climbed on the bandwagon. While they don't have any knowledge of merger-and-acquisition discussions between the two companies, they argued that Southwest would be a logical acquisition … [Read more...] about Will Berkshire Hathaway Buy Southwest Airlines?
(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Tuesday made it easier for the company to buy its own shares, a change that could help billionaire Chairman Warren Buffett deploy more of the conglomerate’s cash. FILE PHOTO: Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, pauses while playing bridge as part of the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo The new policy lets Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger authorize stock buybacks when both believe the repurchase price is “below Berkshire’s intrinsic value,” a determination they said would be made “conservatively.” Berkshire’s former policy said repurchase prices would not exceed 1.2 times book value per share. Its class A shares closed Tuesday at $288,500, roughly 1.37 times its book value per share of $211,184 as of March 31. Berkshire’s class B shares rose 1.5 percent in after-market trading. The new policy … [Read more...] about Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway loosens policy on stock buybacks