Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) trades as part of the Financial Services sector and is in the Insurance industry. The company CEO is Warren E. Buffett. Berkshire Hathaway Inc is engaged in the financial services domain. Its core activity includes provision of insurance services.
Previous Intraday Trading Performance:
The Insurance company showed a previous change of -0.42% with an open at 197.16 and a close of 196.24. It reached an intraday high of 197.40 and a low of 194.70.
The stock has a market cap of $256.0b with shares outstanding, of which the float is 1.3bshares. Trading volume reached 2,504,489 shares compared to its average volume of 3,961,416shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.
Historical Trading Performance:
Over the last five trading days, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares returned 1.52% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.05%. Over three months, it changed 2.52%. In one year it has changed 18.92% and within that year its 52-week high was 217.62 and its 52-week low was 160.93. BRK.B stock is 21.94% above its 52 Week Low.
Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 192.71 and a 50 day moving average of 200.17. Currently BRK.B stock is trading 1.83% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.
The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 18.22 that ended on December 31, 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 10.77. Based on 1 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.01. The TTM EPS is 6.56, which comes to a TTM PE of 29.91. Historically, the PE high was 21.80 and the PE low was 10.77. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 70.67, which is a decrease of -63.99%.
The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
Mar 31, 2018: 2.14
Dec 31, 2017: 1.35
Sep 30, 2017: 1.40
Jun 30, 2017: 1.67
Indicators to Watch:
Based on the latest filings, there is 40.00% of institutional ownership.
Short-interest is 12,136,800, which is 0.93% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.61. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.
The current calculated beta is 0.89.
Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.41%, return on assets is 6.37%, profit margin is 24.12%, price-to-sales is 1.45 and price-to-book is 1.40.
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