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BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$310,200.00

-1950 (-0.62%)

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Berkshire Hathaway

$205.17

-1.365 (-0.66%)

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Berkshire Hathaway comments on quarterly reporting on Form 13F

"Tomorrow afternoon, Berkshire Hathaway will file its quarterly 13F report with the SEC detailing its domestic equity security holdings. There will likely be press reports emphasizing changes - upward or downward - in the shares owned in various companies. With a few exceptions, Berkshire wishes to avoid owning 10% or more of an investee's shares. Since many investees are repurchasing these shares this intention sometimes requires Berkshire to make minor sales to avoid hitting the 10% threshold. During the second quarter this self-imposed limit caused Berkshire to sell some minor amounts of equity holdings in the banking and the airlines industries, while Berkshire was purchasing shares of other companies in the same industries. These buy and sell decisions did not reflect our investment management's views as to the relative attractiveness of the bought and sold securities but were rather a response to the 10% limitation. Similar situations may occur in future quarterly reports as Berkshire continues to have 9% plus holdings in a number of equity securities that are active repurchasers of their shares."

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$310,200.00

-1950 (-0.62%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$205.17

-1.365 (-0.66%)

BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway
$310,200.00

-1950 (-0.62%)

08/08/18
08/08/18
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Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. REACTIONS TO TESLA'S TALK OF GOING PRIVATE: Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois raised his price target for Tesla (TSLA) to $360 from $250 after CEO Elon Musk suggested taking the company private. Going private "feels like the right thing to do," Houchois said. "Distraction or not, the move feels right even if Musk is downplaying how supportive public markets have been," the analyst adds. However, with Tesla unable to take on more debt, Houchois wondered who may fund the potential deal and end up as a new large shareholder. While Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas sympathizes with Elon Musk's argument that Tesla could be better off as a private company, he questioned the feasibility of Musk actually being able to achieve that goal. Taking the company private would assume either that the company is on the verge of generating self-sustaining cash flows or that it can tap into a range of strategic sources of capital not previously at its disposal, said Jonas, who sees strategic value at Tesla but thinks the "LBO math required to support [a price of] $420 is extremely aggressive." MORGAN STANLEY SAYS SOUTHWEST A GOOD FIT FOR BERKSHIRE: Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan noted that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) has shifted tone in recent years and become a top three shareholder of the "Big Four" U.S. airlines, including Southwest (LUV). Media reports from Forbes, CNN and others have discussed a possible acquisition by Berkshire of the airline, added Pan. He analyzed a theoretical acquisition and came to the conclusion that Southwest could be a strategic fit for Berkshire and the advantages could also be compelling for the airline. Pan estimates Berkshire could pay a 20-40% premium, or $70-80 per share for Southwest, in such a hypothetical takeover situation. Pan has an Overweight rating and $67 price target on Southwest shares. BARCLAYS POSITIVE ON SNAP GUIDANCE CHANGE: Barclays analyst Ross Sandler views Snap's (SNAP) Q2 results as a "mixed bag," with daily active users 2M below his estimate and revenue $20M above his estimate. More importantly, the change in approach towards guidance is "very welcomed and should help to reduce some of the volatility going forward," Sandler said. He believes this is a "big positive for long-term holders looking to get involved." The analyst kept an Overweight rating on Snap with a $16 price target. WAINWRIGHT SAYS INSMED LIKELY TO BE ACQUIRED: H.C. Wainwright analyst Andrew Fein raised his price target for Insmed (INSM) to $43 from $35 following the 12-2 FDA panel vote in favor of ALIS in refractory nontuberculous mycobacterial patients. Insmed is now likely to be acquired as ALIS "fits well within the pipeline of a number of larger companies," Fein said.
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MSCO
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Target $67
MSCO
Overweight
Southwest would be good strategic fit for Berkshire, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan noted that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) has shifted tone in recent years and become a top three shareholder of the "Big Four" U.S. airlines, including Southwest (LUV). Media reports from Forbes, CNN and others have discussed a possible acquisition by Berkshire of the airline, added Pan, who said he has no knowledge of any M&A discussions and noted that the airlines have not commented. Given that background, he analyzed a theoretical acquisition and came to the conclusion that Southwest could be a strategic fit for Berkshire and the advantages could also be compelling for the airline. Pan estimates Berkshire could pay a 20-40% premium, or $70-80 per share for Southwest, in such a hypothetical takeover situation, in which he also thinks Berkshire would divest its current holdings in American Airlines (AAL), Delta (DAL) and United Continental (UAL). Pan has an Overweight rating and $67 price target on Southwest shares.
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MSCO
07/18/18
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MSCO
Equal Weight
Berkshire amendment signals interest in buying back shares, says Morgan Stanley
After Berkshire Hathaway's board authorized an amendment to the company's share repurchase program, Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan noted that Warren Buffett has indicated that the gap between Berkshire's intrinsic value and book value is widening and Pan thinks the amendment signals the company's interest in buying back its own shares. However, Berkshire will not initiate any buybacks until it releases Q2 earnings after market close on Friday, August 3, the analyst notes. Pan, who thinks "solid" Q2 results and buybacks should be positive catalysts, keeps an Equal Weight rating on Berkshire shares.
06/21/18
BERN
06/21/18
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BERN
Amazon/JPMorgan/Berkshire venture still negative for drug supply chain, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Lance Wilkes notes that Amazon (AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A; BRK.B) and JPMorgan (JPM) announced the appointment of Atul Gawande as the CEO of their new healthcare joint venture, effective July 9th. The analyst sees this appointment as indicating an emphasis on enablement of change in the system, along with thought and policy leadership, and believes the appointment of an operating oriented President or COO could refine the outlook for scope. Wilkes continues to see this venture as negative for drug supply chain and self-insured employer oriented MCOs.
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway
$205.17

-1.365 (-0.66%)

05/07/18
LEHM
05/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $367500
LEHM
Overweight
Berkshire price target raised to $367,500 from $357,000 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Jay Gelb raised his price target for Berkshire Hathaway Class A (BRK.A) to $367,500 from $357,000 and for Class B (BRK.B) to $245 from $238. Berkshire is well positioned to benefit from an expanding economy, higher short-term interest rates, and potential future accretive acquisitions, Gelb tells investors following the company's Q1 results. He keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
04/17/18
RHCO
04/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $44
RHCO
Hold
USG price target raised to $44 from $34 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Keith Hughes raised his price target on USG (USG) to $44, saying he expects Knauf to raise its offer price for the company above the latest $42 bid while also anticipating the deal to close. Hughes adds that the support for the deal from Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) "greatly increases the odds" that the deal is finalized. Hughes keeps his Hold rating on USG.

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