Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.
According to Zacks, “Shares of Berkshire have outperformed the industry quarter to date. Its inorganic story remains impressive with strategic acquisitions. Continuous investment through strategic buyouts testifies confidence in business environment in the Trump era. The company’s strong cash position allows it to make earnings-accretive bolt-on acquisitions. Demand for utilities is expected to rise in the future and drive earnings growth. Continued insurance business growth also fuels increase in float. A sturdy capital level further adds impetus to the company. However, the company’s insurance business generates maximum return on equity and thus exposure to catastrophe loss remains a concern. Huge capital expenses on account of railroad operations remain headwinds. Capital expenditure is estimated at $2.6 billion for the remainder of 2017. The company also witnessed its estimates moving down in the last 30 days.”
A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Vetr raised Berkshire Hathaway from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $204.74 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. J P Morgan Chase & Co began coverage on Berkshire Hathaway in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $210.00 price objective for the company. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on Berkshire Hathaway from $191.00 to $205.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Berkshire Hathaway from $181.00 to $189.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $202.19.
Shares of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE BRK.B) traded up $0.98 on Monday, reaching $184.66. The company had a trading volume of 805,164 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,760,000. The stock has a market cap of $455,650.00, a PE ratio of 29.20, a P/E/G ratio of 4.03 and a beta of 0.87. Berkshire Hathaway has a 1 year low of $155.15 and a 1 year high of $190.68.
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