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BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$269,830.00

1290 (0.48%)

, BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$179.30

0.96 (0.54%)

10:44
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10:44

S&P removes Berkshire Hathaway from CreditWatch, calls outlook 'stable'

S&P Global Ratings said it affirmed its 'AA' long-term counterparty credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and affirmed its ratings on intermediate holding companies and finance companies GEICO Corp., General Re Corp., and General Re Financial Products Corp. Concurrently, S&P removed all these ratings from CreditWatch with negative implications, where they'd initially been placed on July 7. The outlook is stable. The CreditWatch removal follows BRK's announcement that its agreement to acquire Energy Future Holdings and its interest in Oncor has been terminated by EFH. S&P said: "We had placed the ratings on CreditWatch negative following the Oncor acquisition announcement to reflect the uncertainty around the funding of the acquisition and how it could affect leverage metrics at the parent-company level. With the transaction now terminated, we expect the company's current leverage to remain within our original expectations. Our adjusted leverage for BRK, including subsidiary debt, was 1.9x as of second-quarter 2017, consistent with year-end 2016 levels and commensurate with our 'modest' financial profile assessment."

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$269,830.00

1290 (0.48%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$179.30

0.96 (0.54%)

BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway
$269,830.00

1290 (0.48%)

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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Monness Crespi analyst James Cakmak initiated Snap (SNAP) with a Buy and a $25 price target. 2. Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 3. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 4. MeetMe (MEET) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord. 5. ARC Document (ARC) resumed with a Buy at B. Riley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/16/17
MSCO
05/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $212
MSCO
Overweight
IBM at attractive entry point ahead of mainframe cycle, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty attributes recent weakness in shares of IBM (IBM) to the combination of the news that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) cut its stake by a third and the company's weak Q1 gross margin trends. However, growth accelerates and margins expand historically for IBM around a mainframe cycle, making the pullback an attractive entry point, according to Huberty. The analyst, who sees a number of the gross margin pressures that have recently plagued IBM abating in the second half of 2017, has a $212 price target on Big Blue's shares.
06/27/17
06/27/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Impinj (PI) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight by Pacific Crest analyst Brad Erickson based on valuation. 2. Mizuho analyst Haendel St. Juste downgraded Store Capital (STOR) to Neutral from Buy citing fair valuation following recent strength driven by Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) investment. 3. Camtek (CAMT) was downgraded to Hold from Buy by Needham analyst Y. Edwin Mok, as he expects to see some deceleration as the PCB business normalizes and he believes large orders for back-end semi inspections are already reflected in the stock after its recent run-up. 4. Nomura Instinet analyst Dan Dolev downgraded Cintas (CTAS) to Neutral from Buy after lowering his FY18 uniform rental organic growth forecasts to 5% from 7%. 5. Atlantic Equities analyst Barry MacCarthy downgraded Hess Corp. (HES) and Schlumberger (SLB), both to Neutral from Overweight, given his view of the limited prospects for an oil price rebound. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/12/17
LOOP
07/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $42
LOOP
Buy
Core-Mark unlikely to 'get Amazoned,' says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf said he sees Core-Mark (CORE) as the least likely company among those he covers to get "Amazoned," or put at risk by Amazon (AMZN) buying a competitor. Its closest competitor McLane, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), is highly unlikely to sell to Amazon given that its largest customer is Amazon's rival Wal-Mart (WMT), Wolf tells investors. He keeps a Buy rating on Core-Mark and raised his target on the shares to $42 from $40 citing his increased 2018 EPS forecast.
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway
$179.30

0.96 (0.54%)

01/03/17
ARGS
01/03/17
INITIATION
ARGS
Hold
Berkshire Hathaway initiated with a Hold at Argus
Argus analysts Stephen Biggar and Mike Jaffe started coverage of Berkshire Hathaway with a Hold rating. The analysts expect the company's earnings growth to come in below that of the market in 2017, and they are concerned about the company's succession plan for Chairman and CEO Warren Buffet and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. The analysts say that the men "will be difficult to replace." They believe that the stock appears to be fairly valued at current levels.
02/22/17
02/22/17
NO CHANGE

Morgan Stanley would not dismiss possibility of Berkshire buying an airline
With Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) recently disclosing an increase to its overall airline exposure, making the firm a number one or two holder for each of the "Big 4," Morgan Stanley polled investors and found that about 60% do not expect this to be a step towards a full-scale acquisition. However, analyst Rajeev Lalwani said the prospect of Berkshire buying an airline is a possibility that is "not worth dismissing," citing the historical precedent of Buffett's involvement in the rail industry and eventual deal to buy Burlington Northern SantaFe in 2009. The top four U.S. airlines include American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest (LUV) and United Continental (UAL).

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WLFC

Willis Lease

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Antero Resources

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AT&T

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Celgene

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VALU

Value Line

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Value Line

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Zealand Pharma

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Genmab

$190.75

2.75 (1.46%)

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Johnson & Johnson

$147.36

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Johnson & Johnson

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