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Berkshire Hath Hld B (NYSE: BRK.B)

$166.35 USD -$2.31 (-1.37%)
Last Price $166.35
Net Change $-2.31 (-1.37%)
Bid $166.33
Ask Price $166.36
Open Price $166.89
Previous Close Price $168.66
High Price $166.96
Low Price $165.8
Number of Trades 5,119
Volume 988,150
Fifty Two Week High $177.86 (2017-03-02)
Fifty Two Week Low $136.65 (2016-06-27)
Average Daily Volume 3,512,903
Share Outstanding 2,466,610 Shares
Total Dividend Payout 0/yr
Dividend Yield 0%
1st Quarter Earnings $2951 (2016-11-04)
2nd Quarter Earnings $2803 (2016-08-05)
3nd Quarter Earnings $2274 (2016-05-06)
4th Quarter Earnings $2843 (2016-02-26)
PE Ratio $23.79
EPS Growth $14.59
Recent Earnings $2951
Annual EPS $7.14
Last Quarter EPS $
Market Capitalization $410.32B
Insider Shareholders % 0.1101%
Annual Revenue $0B
No. Shares Outstanding 2,466,610
Inst. Shareholder % 35.43%
Annual Net Income $24.07B
TTM Net Profit Margin $10.77
1-Year Return 19.37%
3-Year Return 37.11%
5-Year Return 104.83%
5-Year Revenue Growth 55.62%
5-Year Earnings Growth 72.22%
5-Year Dividend Growth 0%
Annual Dividend $0
Annual Dividend Yield 0%
Change in EPS YTD 14.59%
Dividends per Share $
Stock Split Ratio 50-1
Beta 0.83
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of diverse business activities. The most important of these is the property and casualty insurance business conducted nationwide on a direct basis and worldwide on a reinsurance basis through a number of subsidiaries collectively referred to as the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group.

Today's Berkshire Hathaway Stock Update

There aren't enough hours in the day to get a detailed look at your favorite investments, like Berkshire Hathaway stock. So here's a quick look at BRK.B's most important numbers right now (for March 25, 2017). First, the most recent closing price of BRK.B was $168.66. The Berkshire Hathaway stock price closed down 0.72% or $1.23 from the day before. Simply checking out yesterday's BRK.B numbers isn't as helpful as looking at the big picture, so let's do that now... Now BRK.B is trading above where it was last year at this time, with the share price having risen by 20.38%.

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The Berkshire Hathaway stock price 52-week high is $177.86. That was hit on 3/02/2017. The BRK.B stock 52-week low is $136.65, reached on 6/27/2016. Also, this - BRK.B trading volume yesterday was 3,142,900. That's lower than Berkshire Hathaway stock's average daily trading volume of 4,131,885. Let's look at Berkshire Hathaway's market cap, which is shares outstanding multiplied by Berkshire Hathaway's share price. Berkshire Hathaway has a market cap of 416,018,442,000. That means Berkshire Hathaway has a mega market cap, because it's over 200 billion. As of April 2016, Apple has the biggest market cap of all publicly traded companies.

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The current P/E (price/earnings) ratio of Berkshire Hathaway stock is 23.71. That's smaller than the March 2016 S&P 500 P/E ratio of about 23. To really gauge if this stock's P/E is high or low, you should compare BRK.B to other companies in the same industry. The current EPS (earnings per share) of BRK.B is 9.77. Beta - how closely the stock trades with the overall market, with a beta of 1 meaning it trades in step with the broader index -- for Berkshire Hathaway is 0.83. Berkshire Hathaway stock does not pay a dividend right now. Generally a dividend yield of 2% or more is decent for those investors who want income from dividend stocks. Every day we publish Berkshire Hathaway stock news and coverage on a handful of other key stocks we're watching now so you can maximize profits. To get new info and stock news on BRK.B and other companies you are interested in, sign up for Money Morning - it's free.

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