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BOMN

Boston Omaha

$28.33

3.71 (15.07%)

, BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$296,820.00

419.7 (0.14%)

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Boston Omaha rises after WSJ profile highlights link to Buffett

Shares of billboard advertisement seller and surety insurer Boston Omaha (BOMN) are rising following a Friday profile of the company in the Wall Street Journal. SHARES DOUBLE SINCE LISTING: Shares of Boston Omaha, which is run by co-CEOs Alex Buffet Rozek and Adam Peterson, have more than doubled since listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market in June. The company, which recently reported third quarter revenue of $2.4M, has a market capitalization of over $447M with today's advance. Rozek, who is Warren Buffett's grandnephew, said the company receives no assistance from Buffett or Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) and does not advertise the link as he wants Boston Omaha's results to stand on their own. "It's not like there's this private class that goes on for family members about business," Rozek said. "If I wanted to learn, the best thing I could do is pick up an annual report and read the Berkshire annual report like anybody else." Buffett, who doesn't own Boston Omaha stock, said, "I think the world of Alex, but we don't have anything to do with his decision-making or anything of the sort. He's got a good mind, a very good mind, and he certainly has good values." Boston Omaha, however. has shown some similarities to Berkshire, including an acquisition focus on companies with consistent earnings and strong competitive positions, running acquired companies independently and skipping earning calls for an annual meeting. The company, which does not currently invest in stocks, is 55% owned by Peterson's Magnolia Group and 12% owned by Rozek's Boulderado Group and other entities he manages. PRICE ACTION: Bank of Omaha is up 20.1%, or $5.69, to $34.02 in morning trading. Including Friday's advance, the stock is up over 33% over the last two sessions.

BOMN

Boston Omaha

$28.33

3.71 (15.07%)

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$296,820.00

419.7 (0.14%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$197.86

-0.06 (-0.03%)

BOMN Boston Omaha
$28.33

3.71 (15.07%)

BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway
$296,820.00

419.7 (0.14%)

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LOOP
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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.
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09/14/17
INITIATION
Target $210
JPMS
Overweight
Berkshire Hathaway initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sarah DeWitt started Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) with an Overweight rating and $210 price target. The company "is a collection of best-in-class businesses with unmatched balance sheet strength," DeWitt tells investors in a research note. She thinks Berkshire's largest businesses have structural advantages that will drive faster earnings and book value growth than overall equity markets over time.
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11/22/17
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Target $34
SBSH
Neutral
Axalta remains potential acquisition target, says Citi
Citi analyst P.J. Juvekar expects "significant downward pressure" today in shares of Axalta Coating (AXTA) after AkzoNobel (AKZOY) confirmed that it has walked away from merger talks. When the initial news hit, Axalta shares jumped 17%, or nearly $5 per share, and since then are up another 2%, Juvekar tells investors in a research note. His bear case scenario for the shares if the deal did not happen is $28, or 10.8 times his 2018 EBITDA estimate. The analyst, however, thinks Axalta remains a potential acquisition target given the ongoing consolidation of the paints industry. He still thinks the involvement of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) 10% owner, "is a wildcard." Nonetheless, Juvekar remains concerned about the company's near-term fundamentals and keeps a Neutral rating on Axalta with a $34 price target.
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