Is Berkshire Hathaway a Buy?
While it may be presumptuous to bet against Warren Buffett, a canny investor looking for stocks to buy should focus on faster-growing companies, or even a broad-market ETF. Bottom line: Berkshire Hathaway stock is not a buy. To find the best stocks to buy or watch, check out IBD Stock Lists and other IBD content.
Why Berkshire Hathaway stock is so expensive?
The most expensive publicly traded stock of all time is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), which is trading at $305,085 per share, as of February 2019). The reason why certain stocks are priced so high is usually due to the company having never completed a stock split.
What is the difference between Berkshire Hathaway A and B stock?
The primary difference between Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock and Class B stock is one of price. Because of the price difference, Class B shares offer increased flexibility for investors and also provide a potential tax benefit. A 50-to-one stock split in 2010 sent the ratio to one-1,500th.
What was the original price of Berkshire Hathaway stock?
While Berkshire existed long before Buffett’s takeover in 1964 (he began buying stock in 1962), the company considers 1964 as its starting year to measure corporate performance. The initial IPO from the Class A shares was before Buffett’s arrival, but the cost per share is estimated at $19.
Does Berkshire Hathaway stock pay dividends?
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) famously doesn’t pay dividends – it has better things to do with its shareholders’ cash – but Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett sure loves collecting them. The great majority of the stocks in Berkshire’s portfolio are dividend stocks.
Can I buy fractional shares of Berkshire Hathaway?
I prefer to invest in individual stocks, and Berkshire Hathaway is one of my favorites. Warren Buffett has created substantial wealth for investors. The price of a Class B share is currently $226, so if your broker offers fractional shares, you could buy 0.44 shares at the current trading price with $100.