BRK.B : Analysis & Opinions

  1. With The Market At New Highs- It’s Time To Look Towards GARP ...

    February 20, 2014
    With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come ...
  2. Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  3. Netflix Continues To Divide Investors

    July 24, 2013
    Despite the video streaming service gaining 183% year-to-date, Netflix (NFLX) always seems to have its detractors. The latest ...
  4. Hartford Financial Hits 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    On Jul 10, 2013, the shares of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. reached a new 52-week high of $31.82.
  5. Men's Wearhouse Fires Co-Founder: Should You Fire Its Stock?

    June 21, 2013
    Men's Wearhouse (NYSE:MW) unceremoniously fired George Zimmer as its Executive Chairman June 19. The co-founder is well known ...
  6. Banks Infringe Mortgage Pact - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    The verdict is out. Now, banks will need to gear themselves up and follow the National Mortgage Settlement deal servicing ...
  7. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 18, 2013
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  8. Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Three Years

    March 22, 2013
    The pace of home sales hit a three-year high in February, a sign the economy is definitely on the mend. Homebuilder stocks ...
  9. Stock Market News for February 13, 2013 - Market News

    February 13, 2013
    The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 finished in the green, closing at five-year highs prior to President Barack Obama's State of ...
  10. Cigna Ends on a High Note - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Cigna Corp.'s (CI) fourth-quarter operating earnings of $1.57 per share outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.49 per ...
  11. Fitch Rates Berkshire Notes - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Fitch ratings have conferred a rating of 'A+' on new issue of notes by Berkshire Hathaway Finance Corp. This is a unit of ...
  12. What Did TARP Teach Us? - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    A new television advertisement from American International Group, Inc. (AIG) shows the company thanking America for the bailout ...
  13. Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...

    January 2, 2013
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow is up 1.9%. ...
  14. New Home Sales Edge Up - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    New Home Sales rose by 4.4% in November from October, to a total of about 377,000. Relative to a year ago, sales are up a ...
  15. Bull Vs. Bear - A Deal For The Fiscal Cliff Can Happen

    December 13, 2012
    A deal should get done, if only a temporary fix, so a more permanent solution can be found in 2013.
  16. Financial Stocks, Including Berkshire Hathaway, Making Big Moves ...

    December 12, 2012
    The Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.2% and the Dow has risen 0.2% so far today. The financial sector ...
  17. Washington Post Gets Into The Healthcare Business

    October 2, 2012
    Washington Post announced October 1 that it was acquiring a majority stake in Celtic Healthcare Inc. Will WPO's diversification ...
  18. Tupperware Emerging As A Solid Value Play

    July 26, 2012
    Given its reasonable valuation and strong emerging market trends, Tupperware's stock is worthy of investment consideration.
  19. Housing Finally Bottoms

    July 25, 2012
    Zillow says national home prices increased in the second quarter year-over-year for the first time since 2007. Find out which ...
  20. Procter & Gamble Faces The Ackman Axe

    July 18, 2012
    Activist investor Bill Ackman bought into P&G last week and that spells trouble for CEO Robert McDonald. Find out what this ...
  21. Buffett’s Continued Bet On Real Estate

    June 22, 2012
    Warren Buffett's latest big value bet is on the housing and real estate sector. For retail investors, his bullish stance ...
  22. Once Again, Rails Suggest Summer Slowdown Isn't That Bad

    June 15, 2012
    Rail data continues to suggest that the industrial economy is pretty healthy
  23. Textron Jets for NetJets - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (TXT) company, announced that it signed a purchase agreement with NetJets Inc. for ...
  24. Can BAM Add Some Punch To Your Portfolio?

    May 16, 2012
    BAM is currently trading at 1.2 times book value and offers a little bit of everything, including solid long-term asset growth ...
  25. 3 Reasons To Own Ingersoll Rand

    April 27, 2012
    Ingersoll Rand is a serial underperformer. Here are three reasons you should own its stock, despite its checkered past.
  26. The Case for Being a Copycat Investor

    April 3, 2012
    Aping a top value manager’s portfolio can pay off, even for those who don’t jump on a stock pick immediately, ...
  27. Leucadia, An Appealing Mini-Berkshire Hathaway

    March 30, 2012
    Leucadia has a stellar growth track record and currently trades at a reasonable level. A current share price trading near ...
  28. 3 Reasons To Own Symetra

    March 1, 2012
    Symetra is going to take a slight step back in terms of profitability, in order to strengthen its business for the long-term.
  29. Money Is Tight At Rock Mountain Chocolate Factory

    January 24, 2012
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory likely won't see much share price appreciation.
  30. Cloud Peak Energy - The Power In Powder

    January 18, 2012
    Cloud Peak has its issues, but a demanding valuation isn't one of them.
  31. 5 Stocks To Buy For Insurance

    December 29, 2011
    These leading insurers have held up quite well this year, and the outlook over the next few years supports looking at them ...
  32. The Year In Solar

    December 26, 2011
    For those investors in the solar sector, 2011 could be a year to forget. Slowing global growth, zero money for subsides and ...
  33. Gildan Loses Its Shirt

    December 2, 2011
    Gildan Activewear surprised investors with a weak outlook when it reported full year results on Thursday.
  34. 3 Not So Obvious Reasons To Own Berkshire Hathaway

    November 10, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway, despite its critics, has plenty of untapped potential.
  35. Investors Keep Adding To NewMarket’s Share Price

    November 4, 2011
    NewMarket's stock has experienced a strong run and the multiple is now toward among the highest it has traded for historically.
  36. Thor Shifting Into Gear

    October 5, 2011
    Thor is one of the most appealing pure play investments in the RV space.
  37. Fearful Investors Provide Buying Opportunities

    September 27, 2011
    Money is made when an asset is bought, but you don't realize that cash until you sell the asset at a higher price.
  38. The Deep Value Play In Reinsurance Stocks

    September 15, 2011
    Due to the decline in the reinsurance sector, many stocks within the sector are now trading at historic lows relative to ...
  39. Look To Tupperware For Downside Protection

    September 14, 2011
    Based on its stellar performance through the credit crisis and international focus, Tupperware may be able to withstand a ...
  40. The Transatlantic Holdings Merger Timeline

    September 8, 2011
    A timeline of three proposed buyouts of Transatlantic Holdings.
  41. Rocky Road Ahead For Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

    May 13, 2011
    The investment appeal of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is not overly appetizing.
  42. Harbinger Group: The Next Berkshire-Hathaway?

    April 20, 2011
    Learn more about Harbinger Group's future and whether or not it can become the next great holding company.
  43. Embracing Tech With Israel

    April 13, 2011
    Israel is an emerging tech giant that could give the U.S. a run for its money, in the near future.
  44. Gildan Remains Very Active

    February 10, 2011
    A short-term hit to Gildan's prospects might provide an opportunity for investors.
  45. A Buffett Disciple Puts His Stamp On Steak 'n Shake

    December 16, 2010
    Biglari Holdings is aiming to emulate the returns of Berkshire Hathaway.
  46. Gildan Activewear A Solid Fit For Investors

    December 7, 2010
    Gildan Activewear closed out its fiscal year in fine fashion.
  47. Tupperware A Hit In Emerging Markets

    December 6, 2010
    For investors interested in an emerging markets play that is based domestically, Tupperware should be high on their list.
  48. This Week's Activist Filings

    November 17, 2010
    As always, 13D Filings are a great regular read for investment ideas or perspective.
  49. Progressive Enjoying The Best Of Both Worlds

    October 18, 2010
    Current indications are that growth trends are picking up at Progressive Corp.
  50. Big Stocks With Big Dividends

    August 24, 2010
    Dividends have accounted for half of the S&P 500's historical returns, and may make up more than that over the next few years. ...
  51. If HP Suffers, These Tech Titans Could Benefit

    August 11, 2010
    Has the recent departure of HP's CEO opened a gap for the company's competitors?
  52. Capital Source Continues To Evolve

    July 27, 2010
    My fourth article about Baupost Group holdings. I'll talk about CapitalSource's evolution from commercial lender to bank ...
  53. Margin Of Safety Stocks

    July 9, 2010
    Investors will inevitably make mistakes, but whether these will sink their porfolios depends on their margin of safety.
  54. The Most Important Investing Lesson Of All

    June 30, 2010
    Every investment decision should be thought of in a businesslike manner. Doing so forces you not only to think about the ...
  55. Will CarMax Zoom As Part of S&P?

    June 29, 2010
    Any company added to the S&P is a sign of the company's strength in its industry and in the business community.
  56. One Undervalued Insurance Company

    June 24, 2010
    Since 2001, White Mountains has increased its book value per share from $151 to over $400 today.
  57. Value In Sight

    June 2, 2010
    With the market correction of roughly 10%, some good stocks are approaching undervalued territory.
  58. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  59. What Buffett's Been Doing

    May 21, 2010
    We look at legendary investor Warren Buffett's recent filings on his investment activity, and see what we can learn from ...
  60. 3 Investments For The Price Of One

    May 14, 2010
    An investment in this ADR is three for the price of one.
  61. Do As Buffett Does - Not As He Says

    April 9, 2010
    Warren Buffett sometimes breaks his own rules, but that's part of the reason for his success.
  62. Should You Buy What The Pros Buy?

    February 24, 2010
    The superstar investors are in the news with the filings of their fourth quarter positions. Should retail investors try to ...
  63. Allstate Needs To Invest In Insurance

    February 17, 2010
    Allstate needs to see premium growth resume soon as future investment appeal will hinge on trends in the underlying insurance ...
  64. What Does Private Equity Indicate?

    February 2, 2010
    What do private equity buyouts tell us about the market? More than you might think.
  65. Berkshire Hathaway For The Next Decade

    January 5, 2010
    At the current price, Berkshire shares look set for another market-beating decade.
  66. Big Buys Of 2009

    December 31, 2009
    The market's impressive rally since March can be attributed largely to the mega deals of the last year.
  67. A Review Of 2009 In Property and Casualty Insurance

    December 29, 2009
    This market paid off for those who had the fortitude to invest.
  68. A Look Back On Deals In 2009

    December 24, 2009
    2009 was an exciting year for mergers, buyouts, industry consolidation plays and hostile takeover attempts.
  69. Buffett's Long-Term Bet On Rails

    November 3, 2009
    Buffett's $44 billion bet on BNI assumes that the "country's future prosperity depends on an efficient and well-maintained ...
  70. Are You A Share Holder Or A Share Flipper?

    September 15, 2009
    Leaders who build great companies are able to focus on creating share value instead of maximizing share prices.
  71. The Over-diversified Diversification Portfolio

    September 3, 2009
    There is a cheaper way to create an over-diversified portfolio and you can do it by owning mutual funds.
  72. Funds With Low Fees And Commissions

    September 3, 2009
    Fees lead to diminishing returns, so it's best to invest in funds with little or no fees.
  73. Transports: Yet Another Sector To Avoid

    March 10, 2009
    Transportation stocks are at dismal levels, but is now the time to buy or will they fall further?
  74. Double-Digit Dividends: Can They Continue?

    March 6, 2009
    There are still a few companies that investors can count on for high dividend yields.
  75. Heico Likely To Fly High Again

    March 6, 2009
    This aircraft parts manufacturer will have a tough go in 2009, but its experienced management team will keep it on course.
  76. Business Education Courtesy Of Berkshire's Shareholder Letter

    March 4, 2009
    Warren Buffett's 2008 Berkshire Hathaway 2008 shareholder letter demonstrates how to manage businesses through thick and ...
  77. Keeping An Eye On Berkshire's Buys

    December 17, 2008
    Berkshire liked Burlington Northern at $80, now it's just over $70.
  78. Meet The Berkshire Of Southern California Legal Publishing

    December 3, 2008
    You've probably never heard of Daily Journal, but this niche firm has stability and an interesting connection to Warren Buffett.
  79. Corporate Governance Wars: Leucadia Vs. Berkshire

    November 4, 2008
    Investing legends Leucadia National and Berkshire Hathaway follow differing paths of corporate governance.
  80. Back To The Basics: Safety And Diversification

    September 19, 2008
    With investors freaking out, it is time to examine a small portfolio of stocks to gain diversification and safety.
  81. Emulate Buffett For Fun And Profit - Mostly Profit

    June 23, 2008
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  82. How To Spot A Home Run Stock

    June 23, 2008
    Every investor dreams of a hitting one out of the park. We pitch five potential homers your way.
  83. Gates Sipping Mexican Coca-Cola

    June 6, 2008
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation owns 3.78 million shares of Coca-Cola Fesma, one of Mexico's leading bottlers. Learn ...
  84. More Losses For MBIA

    May 13, 2008
    Bond insurer MBIA reported losses of $2.41 billion for the quarter and continues to be riddled with write downs.
  85. Should Investors Coattail Sovereign Smart Money?

    May 2, 2008
    Sovereign wealth funds have drawn criticism, but their investments can provide valuable insight to investors.
  86. Berkshire For The Bourgeois (LUK)

    May 11, 2007
    Investors seeking a low-cost alternative to Berkshire Hathaway should consider Leucadia National Corporation.
  87. Will Mercury Rise? (MCY)

    April 27, 2007
    A few glitches in Mercury General's expansion plans create opportunity for patient investors.
  88. The Burden Of Success (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    October 18, 2006
    Berkshire Hathaway’s past investing successes may make future successes more difficult to come by.
  89. Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, MO)

    August 1, 2006
    While diversifying your portfolio may be good for maintaining wealth, concentrating your portfolio is good for building it.
  90. The Latest Expansion At UPS

    May 17, 2006
    A look at UPS and its recent expansion announcement.
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