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One Share of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway ‘A’ Stock is Worth $250,000!

As the stock market closed on Valentines Day there was “much love like Wimbledon” (tennis, love… get it?) for Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway stock. The company’s shares have reached an all time high. Hathaway’s class A stock closed at $250,412 per share, bringing the value of the company to $412 billion. Claude have mercy!

Financial analyst, Jim Shanahan of Edward Jones rates the stock a “Buy” largely due to the cash pouring in from Berkshire’s subsidiaries.

At the current rate, Berkshire’s cash pile could top $100 billion by the second half of this year, he said, giving Mr Buffett “a lot of dry powder” to make large and potentially value-enhancing acquisitions.

Hmmm, so you’re telling me Warren is keeping almost 25% of the company’s market value in cold hard cash? What’s he keeping so much dinero on the side for? Could it be to weather a coming recession? They do tend to occur every 10 years or so… Remember the Great Recession of 2008?

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Martel

What’s Billionaire Buffett Investing in these Days?

The second richest man in the world, Warren Buffett added a cool $12 billion to his stacks in 2016, bringing his net worth to $74 billion. That’s a 20% increase over last year. Bill Gates still owns the title of richest man in the universe with a net worth of $84 billion, but the “Oracle of Omaha” is on his heels.

Buffett’s investment company Berkshire Hathaway recently released its results for the year and here’s some of Warren’s top performing investments for the 4th quarter of 2016.

Airlines

  • United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) up 46%
  • American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) up 34%
  • Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) up 32%
  • Delta up 27%
  • Arca Airline Index (XX:XAL) up 27%

Financials

  • Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) up 23%
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. (GS) up 49%
  • M&T Bank Corp.(MTB) up 36%
  • U.S. Bancorp(USB) up 22%
  • American Express Co. (AXP) up 16%

Media and Food

  • Charter Communications(CHTR) up 44% on the year.
  • Kraft Heinz Co.(KHC) up 21%.

How’d The S&P 500 Do?

The S&P 500 (SPX) was up a scant 4.2% during the same period (last 3 months).

They don’t call him the world’s greatest investor for nothing. Mighty impressive sir!

 

Martel