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Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class A BRK.A

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Berkshire Once Again a Net Seller of Equities in Q3; Commits More to Repurchasing Own Shares

Greggory Warren, CFA Sector Strategist

Analyst Note

| Greggory Warren, CFA |

Wide-moat-rated Berkshire Hathaway had already reported a fairly mundane quarter from a trading perspective for its equity investment portfolio when the firm released third-quarter earnings, noting that the company had sold some $3.4 billion worth of stock while also acquiring a little over $1.4 billion of equities during the September quarter. Contrast that with the fact that the company bought back $7.6 billion worth of its own shares during the quarter.

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Business Description

Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company with a wide array of subsidiaries engaged in diverse activities. The firm's core business segment is insurance, run primarily through Geico, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group. Berkshire has used the excess cash thrown off from these and its other operations over the years to acquire Burlington Northern Santa Fe (railroad), Berkshire Hathaway Energy (utilities and energy distributors), and the firms that make up its manufacturing, service, and retailing operations (which include five of Berkshire's largest noninsurance pretax earnings generators: Precision Castparts, Lubrizol, Clayton Homes, Marmon, and IMC/ISCAR). The conglomerate is unique in that it is run on a completely decentralized basis.

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3555 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE, 68131
T +1 402 346-1400
Sector Financial Services
Industry Insurance - Diversified
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Classic Growth
Employees 360,000

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