Refiners Find New Investors in Buffett and Icahn

11 August 2012 – Gasoline refiners, shunned by investors because of falling demand and rising regulation, now count Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and billionaire Carl Icahn among shareholders as lower oil prices promise wider returns for fuel makers. Buffett’s Bet Buffett, Berkshire’s chairman and chief executive officer, said last month in an interview on […]

Warren Buffett Remains Optimistic On Housing And How To Benefit From It

10 August 2012- Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) saw its recent profits fall 9% on losses from its derivatives portfolio. However, these derivative losses are unrealized (i.e. he has not sold the position) and are long term positions in equity indexes in US, Europe and Japan with a maturity date of 2018 and later. Buffett, […]

A Look At Yearly Returns Of Berkshire Top Holdings

10 Aug – 2012- Performance Review Of Berkshire Hathaway Top Holdings. 1. Coca-Cola (KO) Holding Value: $15.95 billion Shares: 200,000,000 Stake: 8.4% The stock returned 26% over the past 1-year period. Operating and profit margins are 23% and 18%, respectively. There was no fizz in last quarter’s numbers — revenue growth was 2.7%, while earnings […]

Decoding Buffetts Ejection From Consumer good Stocks

8 August 2012- In 2009 Buffett had predicted that the economy was at its rock bottom and the only thing left was the market to go up. And its also true that since then the Dow has jumped 36 %. Recently, Buffett has complained of disappointing performance at some of the more consumer-oriented holdings of […]