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BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$331,710.00

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Berkshire Hathaway still looks underpriced, Barron's says

Class A shares of Berkshire Hathaway have risen 15% since July 17, touching three consecutive record highs last week, Andrew Bary writes in a follow up article in this week's edition of Barron's. Nonetheless, the stock still looks "underpriced," the report contends. Reference Link

BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway
$331,710.00

-1090 (-0.33%)

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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.
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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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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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AutoNation doesn't profile as very good sale candidate, says Gordon Haskett
Gordon Haskett's Event-Driven researcher Don Bilson noted that Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) Warren Buffett previously stated with his purchase of Van Tuyl Group that "this is the beginning of a journey that will have no end." While Berkshire buying AutoNation (AN) would "certainly obviate the need for [Chairman and CEO Mike] Jackson to continue on with his search" for a successor, Bilson said AutoNation "doesn't profile as a very good sale candidate" and "this doesn't set up as a situation where Jackson might sell the company as part of his exit."

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Johnson & Johnson

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PANW

Palo Alto Networks

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SVA

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Northwest Natural Gas

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VFC

VF Corp.

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LVS

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Occidental Petroleum

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AVMXY

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Facebook

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Snap

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SHLD

Sears

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Wabtec

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TGE

Tallgrass Energy

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Disney

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Alphabet

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HMC

Honda

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MSFT

Microsoft

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OII

Oceaneering

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JOE

Saint Joe Co.

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Petrobras

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Adobe

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