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About BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. Its various business activities include insurance businesses conducted on both a primary basis and a reinsurance basis. Its segments include Insurance; Railroad (BNSF); Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE); Pilot Travel Centers (PTC); Manufacturing; McLane Company (McLane), and Service and retailing. The Insurance segment includes GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group and Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group. The BNSF segment includes operation of railroad systems in North America through Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC. The BHE segment offers regulated electric and gas utilities. The Manufacturing segment manufacturers various products, including industrial, consumer and building products. The McLane segment is engaged in wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The PTC segment is an operator of travel centers in North America and a marketer of wholesale fuel.

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Market Capitalisation

$892.20B

Price-earnings ratio

-

Dividend yield

0.00%

Volume

2.74M

High today

$415.70

Low today

$412.56

Open price

$413.59

52-week high

$430.00

52-week low

$317.71


What is Berkshire Hathaway?

If you're interested in investing, surely you've heard of Warren Buffet. Often referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Buffet is considered one of the world’s greatest investors, leading one of the world’s most successful companies: Berkshire Hathaway.

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, this diversified multinational holding company was originally a failing textiles business, taken over by Warren Buffet in 1965. Since then, with Buffet as its chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway has bought or taken significant holdings of freight rail, flight services, utilities and electricity, media, real estate, manufacturers, retailers, confectionary and even technology companies.

BRK.A vs BRK.B: What is BRK.B?

Until 1996, Berkshire Hathaway only offered shareholders a single class of stock, known today as BRK.A. At the time, the BRK.A stock price was in the vicinity of US$30,000 per share. 

By January 2022, almost 26 years later, BRK.A reached a high of over US$485,000. BRK.A is easily the most expensive stock in the world and buying a single share is inaccessible to the majority of retail investors.

BRK.B is the lower cost option for owning a piece of Berkshire Hathaway’s pie. Since January 2022, the BRK.B stock price has been sitting a little above US$300.

What stocks are in BRK.B?

Berkshire Hathaway currently owns positions in 50 companies, the majority of which are U.S. based. Some of the largest positions include Apple (AAPL), Bank of America (BAC), Coca Cola (KO), Kraft Heinz (KHC), Chevron (CVX), General Motors (GM), Itochu Corporation and Mitsubishi.

Berkshire Hathaway’s newest positions include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Nu Holdings Ltd. (NU) and Liberty Media (FWONA) which owns a controlling interest in Formula One Group.

For a complete list of Berkshire Hathaway’s holdings, click here.

Does BRK.B pay dividends? 

No, BRK.B does not pay any dividends despite having almost US$150b of cash. 

Warren Buffett is famous for preferring to reinvest cash in companies he already controls, buying back Berkshire stock and making new acquisitions. His purpose is to create more long-term value for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.

When did BRK.B start trading?

BRK.B began trading on 9th May 1996.

Will BRK.B split again?

Since BRK.B began trading in 1996, it has only had one 50-1 split (21 January 2010). 

Berkshire Hathaway has not announced any plans for BRK.B to have a stock split again.

Is BRK.B a good stock to buy? 

Berkshire Hathaway’s revenue has grown consistently for 50 years. The company currently has close to US$150b of cash on its books.

BRK.B may be a good purchase for investors seeking to add a company with a strong track record and exposure to a diversified portfolio of businesses and holdings.

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BRK.B FAQs

Yes, the Stake platform allows you to buy BRK.B shares and over 12,000 stocks and ETFs across the ASX and Wall St.

One share of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Hld B is valued at $414.48.

The ticker symbol for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Hld B is BRK.B.

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The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Hld B 52-week high stock price is $430.00.

The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Hld B 52-week low stock price is $317.71.

As of 22/05/2024 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Hld B has a market cap of $892.20B.

This does not constitute financial advice. You should do your own research before making an investment decision. Past performance is not a reliable indication of future performance. No representation is made as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the market data provided.

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