Why Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) Are Going Crazy

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) is 2.37% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $159.50 and a high of $234.99 in the current 52-week trading range. The BRK-B stock was last observed hovering at around $229.65 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 2.22%.


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Currently trading at $231.87, the stock is 2.31% and 4.46% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.08 million and changing 0.97% at the moment leaves the stock 15.29% off its SMA200. BRK-B registered 1.52% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 29.66%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $228.25 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $209.96.

The stock witnessed a 0.95% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 9.36%, and is 3.40% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.11% over the week and 1.22% over the month.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) has around 391500 employees, a market worth around $563.44B and $247.98B in sales. Fwd P/E is 21.33. Distance from 52-week low is 45.37% and -1.33% from its 52-week high.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) Analyst Forecasts

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $2.29 with sales reaching $64.3B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -4.80% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -24.30% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -33.50% in year-over-year returns.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) Top Institutional Holders

3,285 institutions hold shares in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B), with 2.95k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.19% while institutional investors hold 69.13% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 2.43B, and float is at 1.19B with Short Float at 0.98%. Institutions hold 69.00% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 141.36 million shares valued at $30.1 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 10.31% of the BRK-B Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 113.02 million shares valued at $24.07 billion to account for 8.24% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 75.65 million shares representing 5.52% and valued at over $16.11 billion, while Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust holds 3.44% of the shares totaling 47.1 million with a market value of $10.03 billion.

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