At first glance, Berkshire might not seem like a great buy.
For one thing, the stock significantly underperformed the S&P 500 in 2019 with a gain of 11% versus a total return of 31.5% for the benchmark index.
Is Berkshire Hathaway a good stock to 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.
Can I buy shares in Berkshire Hathaway?
Investors interested in buying into Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway have two options: Class A stock (BRK-A) and Class B stock (BRK-B). As of November 2018, Berkshire Hathaway Class A is trading for around $329,665 per share, compared with $220 for the Class B shares.
What stocks are Berkshire Hathaway buying?
Top Warren Buffett Stocks By Size
- Bank of America (BAC), 925.0 million.
- Coca-Cola (KO), 400 million.
- Kraft Heinz (KHC), 325.6 million.
- Wells Fargo (WFC), 323.2 million.
- Apple (AAPL), 245.2 million.
- American Express (AXP), 151.6 million.
- Sirius XM (SIRI), 136.3 million.
- U.S. Bancorp (USB), 132.5 million.
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.