It’s a Good Time to Buy Berkshire Hathaway Stock. Here’s Why.

Text size Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images Berkshire Hathaway has never been in better shape. Its stock looks appealing after pulling back more than 15% from its record high in March. The conglomerate’s operating profits were up 22% in the second quarter, excluding foreign-exchange gains, powered by a 56% gain in investment … Read more

Senate Passes Climate Bill. The Rush to Renewable Energy Is On.

The climate and tax package passed by the Senate on Sunday will unlock some $370 billion in funding for clean energy and accelerate a historic shift in how the world is powered. Along with a parallel initiative in Europe, the bill could trigger private investments that reach into the trillions. The transition to renewable energy … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Beats Estimates for Second-Quarter Profits

Text size Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett added slightly to stakes in Apple and Chevron. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Berkshire Hathaway ’s operating profits rose 39% in the second quarter, topping estimates, on strength in the company’s insurance and railroad businesses as well as sharply higher investment income. The company continued to moderate its pace of share … Read more

PayPal, Moderna Lead Buyback Frenzy Week, Giving Stocks a Lift

At least $21 billion in fresh share repurchase programs have been unveiled this week alone, with PayPal Inc. leading the charge and authorizing a new $15 billion buyback plan as it works with Elliott Investment Management to turn around its struggling shares. Moderna Inc., Airbnb Inc. and Marriott International Inc. have also added to or … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett: Barron’s Top CEOs 2022

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Steve Pope/Getty Images Text size Warren Buffett is snapping up stocks, buying an insurer at a bargain price, and exciting investors in Berkshire Hathaway . Buffett, who turns 92 in August, had been relatively inactive in the wake of the pandemic, but has sharply picked up the pace of … Read more

Warren Buffett Spends Big as Stock Market Sells Off

The stock market’s selloff has been bad news for most investors. The Omaha-based company bought 901,768 shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY 5.68% last week, according to a regulatory filing. The move makes Occidental, in which Berkshire began buying shares in late February, one of its 10 biggest holdings. In the past few months, Berkshire … Read more

Chevron, Micron and 18 More Stocks Goldman Recommends to Ride Out the Storm

Text size Qualcomm is one of the 20 stocks on Goldman Sachs’ ‘margin of safety’ list. Pau Barrena /AFP via Getty Images Exxon Mobil , Qualcomm , Micron and Chevron are just some of the 20 “margin of safety” stocks Goldman Sachs recommends as macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds have roiled U.S. stocks markets. The Russian … Read more

Warren Buffett Says Markets Have Become a ‘Gambling Parlor’

OMAHA, Neb.—As recently as February, Warren Buffett lamented he wasn’t finding much out there that was worth buying.  That is no longer the case. After a yearslong deal drought, Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B -2.55% is opening up the spending spigot again. It forged an $11.6 billion deal to buy insurer Alleghany Corp. Y … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway: Live Coverage of the Annual Shareholders Meeting

OMAHA, Neb.—The Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting is back in person for 2022, after a two-year pandemic hiatus moved the so-called “Woodstock for Capitalists” online. Warren Buffett addressed the company’s massive stock purchases in the first quarter, the performance of its collection of businesses, and added his signature folksy anecdotes and life advice. Tens of … Read more

These 6 ‘Dividend Aristocrats’ Have a Strong Pipeline for Cash. That’s a Plus.

Exxon Mobil is among the companies whose yield on free cash flow indicates strong support for the payout’s resilience. Here, an Exxon refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Text size Quarterly dividend payments can be a lifeline for investors who depend on income, retirees in particular. Those cash payments, however, don’t just appear out … Read more