Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A), based in Omaha, Nebraska, purchased its biggest stake in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) before the auto manufacturer plunged 16%, as the billionaire chairman gives additional responsibility to deputy stock pickers.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners data gathered by Bloomberg confirmed that Berkshire collected almost 8.47 million shares of General Motors through February 3 at an average price of $24.35.
On Friday, the auto manufacturer closed at $20.54 in New York. Berkshire’s full stake was announced in a separate regulatory filing in May that did not reveal the buying price or date.
World’s third-richest person Buffett built a reputation for investing in stocks lower than intrinsic values and endured market swings until prices moved up.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) fell -0.66% to settle at $39.10, Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) moved down -1.08% to end at $39.56 while RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) jumped +0.12% to finish on Friday at $69.37.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A) last session volume of 372.00 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 528.00 million shares. The stock after opening at $124,200.00 hit high price of $124,230.00 and then closed at $123,897.57 by scoring -0.73%.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.35 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.34. The Company had total cash at hand $37.83 billion and a book value per share as $106,587.33 in the most recent quarter.
The stock price volatility was 0.78% for a week and 1.13% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1480.38 and its beta remained 0.49.
BRK.A generated revenue of 148.12 billion in the following twelve months and earned -$11.99 billion. The Company showed a positive +8.44% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 12.16%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 7.84%.
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