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Buffett Plans To Expand His Stake In Berkshire

Warren Buffett said, he is planning to expand his stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), according to the Daily Star.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Reports Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended Dec. 31, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reported earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2013. For the quarter, the company reported operating earnings of $3,776 million against $2,813 million for the same period of last year. Net earnings attributable to the company’s shareholders were $4,990 million against $4,551 million for the same period of last year. Net earnings per Class A equivalent share attributable to the company's shareholders was $3,035 against $2,757 million for the same period of last year. The company reported $394 million operating profit in the quarter compared to last year's $19 million loss. The company's operating earnings, which exclude investments and derivatives, grew to $3.78 billion, or $2,297 per Class A share. For the year, the company reported operating earnings of $15,139 million against $12,597 million for the same period of last year. Net earnings attributable to the company’s shareholders were $19,476 million against $14,824 million for the same period of last year. Net earnings per Class A equivalent share attributable to the company's shareholders was $11,850 against $8,977 for the same period of last year. Book value per Class A equivalent share at December 31, 2013 was $134,973 against $114,214 at December 31, 2012. The company reported total revenue of $182.15 billion compared to revenue of $162.46 billion in 2012. Strong gains in the value of its investments and derivative contracts added $4.3 billion to the results, up from $2.2 billion the previous year. Operating earnings per Class A share grew to or $9,211 per Class A share compared to $7,629 per Class A share in 2012.

Berkshire Hathaway Mulls Acquisitions

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) is seeking to acquire company that specializes in helping energy companies ship fluid products through pipelines faster.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months of 2013

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months of 2013. For the quarter, the company earned $5.05 billion, or $3,074 per Class A share. That's up from $3.92 billion, or $2,373 per Class A share, in the same period last year. Revenue grew 13% to $46.5 billion. The company reported $2,228 operating earnings per A share, which excludes investment gains. The factor in the results was a $1.2 billion investment gain Berkshire recorded as it prepared to redeem warrants in General Electric and Goldman Sachs. For the nine months, the company reported operating earnings of $11,363 million compared to $9,784 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to company shareholders were $14,486 million compared to $10,273 million a year ago. Operating earnings per Class A equivalent share was $6,914 compared to $5,924 a year ago. Net earnings per Class A equivalent share attributable to the company shareholders was $8,814 compared to $6,220 a year ago.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(NYSE:BRK.B) added to S&P 500 Diversified Financial Services (Industry) Index

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(NYSE:BRK.B) added to S&P 500 Diversified Financial Services (Industry) Index

 

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