Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)

Learn everything you need to know about Berkshire Hathaway and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
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Updated: Feb 14, 2023
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About Berkshire Hathaway

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What is Berkshire Hathaway?

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Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett. It owns many other companies, as Buffett is famous for snapping up undervalued businesses with long track records of success, such as Coca-Cola, American Express, and Kraft Heinz.

Berkshire Hathaway has never ‘split’ its stock, which, combined with its growth, explains why it’s the most expensive publicly traded stock in history.

How does Berkshire Hathaway make money?

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Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company that generates revenue through its subsidiaries and investments. Some of its major subsidiaries include GEICO, BNSF Railway, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

It also has a sizable investment portfolio, which includes holdings in companies such as Apple, American Express, and Coca-Cola. Through its subsidiaries and investments, Berkshire Hathaway earns income from insurance premiums, transportation and logistics services, energy sales, and dividends and capital gains from its investment holdings.

What is Berkshire Hathaway’s best selling product or service?

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Berkshire Hathaway doesn’t sell any particular product or service to consumers. However, its subsidiaries offer various products and services in multiple industries, such as insurance, transportation, energy, and manufacturing. GEICO is one of Berkshire Hathaway’s most well-known subsidiaries and is the second-largest auto insurer in the United States.

BNSF Railway is another primary subsidiary that provides transportation services across North America. Berkshire Hathaway Energy offers electricity and natural gas services to customers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

While Berkshire Hathaway doesn’t have a single best-selling product or service, its subsidiaries are leaders in their respective industries and contribute significantly to the company’s overall success.

Who are the key executives at Berkshire Hathaway?

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Warren Buffett is the founder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Here’s a selection of other key executives.

  • Warren E. Buffett. Chairman, CEO & Pres
  • Charles Thomas Munger. Exec. Vice Chairman
  • Marc David Hamburg. Sr. VP, CFO & Sec.
  • Ajit Jain. Vice Chairman of Insurance Operations & Director
  • Gregory Edward Abel. Vice Chairman of Non Insurance Bus. Operations & Direct
  • Daniel Jerome Jaksich. VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer N
  • Michael Pille. Head of Healthcare Underwriting in Germany & Sr. Underwriter of Casualty
  • Peter James Eastwood. CEO & Pres of Specialty Insurance
  • Kara Lee Raiguel. CEO & Pres of Gen. Re Unit

Where can I buy shares in Berkshire Hathaway?

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You can buy Berkshire Hathaway stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in Berkshire Hathaway?

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The simplest way to invest in Berkshire Hathaway is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

Berkshire Hathaway is part of the Nasdaq index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose a Blue Chip ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

More about the BRK.A price

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What is the Berkshire Hathaway stock price today?

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The BRK.A stock price today is currently $311.82 as of 14 February, 2023. The price of Berkshire Hathaway is up 0.66% in the past 52 weeks. You can use the live Berkshire Hathaway stock chart to track the NASDAQ:BRK.A price in real time above, or compare the Berkshire Hathaway value today to its past performance using the Berkshire Hathaway financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for Berkshire Hathaway stock?

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The 52-week low for Berkshire Hathaway stock is $259.85. BRK.A stock is currently 19.91% above the 52-week low.

What is the 52-week high for Berkshire Hathaway stock?

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The 52-week high for Berkshire Hathaway stock is $362.10. BRK.A stock is currently 13.68% below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for Berkshire Hathaway?

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The average Berkshire Hathaway stock forecast has a price target of $362 by the end of 2023. Berkshire Hathaway’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the industry’s competition all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock.

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Prash Raval
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