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Berkshire Hathaway Inc., also called Berkshire Hathaway, is engaged in the provision of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing, and services. It operates through following segments: GEICO, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, Service and Retailing, and Finance and Financial products. Read More The GEICO segments involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods. The General Re offers underwriting excess-of-loss, quota-share, and facultative reinsurance. The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share reinsurance for insurers and reinsurers. The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies. The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and domestic real estate brokerage and brokerage franchisor. The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel. The Service and Retailing segment involves providing fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and retailing. The Finance and Financial Products segment includes manufactured housing and consumer financing; transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing; and furniture leasing. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.
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Yahoo FinanceMay 21
Berkshire Buys Amazon.com, But Likes JPMorgan More
- By Rupert Hargreaves Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B)'s much-awaited 13F form was made public towards the end of last week, finally revealing how much stock Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s conglomerate had acquired in online retailer Amazon (AMZN) during the first quarter of 2019. Berkshire's Amazon buy According to the filing, Berkshire owned around 483,000 in the online giant at the end of March, a holding worth around $860 million according to the filing. A position worth nea...
Yahoo FinanceMay 20
Bestinfond's Top 5 Buys of the 1st Quarter
- By James Li Bestinfond (Trades, Portfolio), formerly run by Francisco Garcia Parames, disclosed last week its top five buys for the first quarter included two new positions in U.S. holdings and one increased bet in major U.K. retailer Next PLC (NXT.L). Managed by Beltran de la Lastra, the fund seeks long-term capital appreciation through a strict application of key value investing principles shared by legends like Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)(BRK-B) CEO Warren...