Warren Buffett News

GEICO Helps Boost Berkshire Hathaway’s Q1 Profit

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Saturday said gains in its stock investments were behind its good first-quarter profit. Better results from its GEICO auto insurer and BNSF railroad units boosted operating results. The conglomerate’s $21.66-billion overall first quarter profit compared with …

Buffett Has Eyes on Competitor Progressive, Not Car Makers Entering Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Chair Warren Buffett said he isn’t worried about recent assertions by Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk that the electric car maker could offer a more compelling insurance product than traditional auto insurers. “The success of the auto companies …

Berkshire’s Buffett Wants to Do More Business in UK and Europe, Regardless of Brexit

Billionaire Warren Buffett wants to do more business in the United Kingdom and Europe regardless of how Brexit turns out. The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman and chief executive officer said he would “love to put more money in the UK” …

Not All Analysts Still See Berkshire Hathaway As a Buy

Two longtime analysts of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. appear deeply divided over prospects for the company led since 1965 by billionaire Warren Buffett, in reports issued on Monday ahead of this weekend’s shareholder extravaganza. Jay Gelb of Barclays Capital, who rates …

Berkshire P/C Insurance Reported Q4 Loss, Profit for Full Year 2018

In the conglomerate’s annual report published on Saturday, Berkshire Hathaway’s Chair Warren Buffett recommended that readers focus on operating earnings, reviewing a year in which insurance operations contributed $6.1 billion to a $24.8 billion total. While total operating income rose …

Berkshire Hathaway’s New ‘THREE’ Policy Seeks to Simplify Small Business Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway’s Insurance Group has launched a comprehensive insurance product for small businesses that combines multiple coverages, and the conglomerate’s legendary chairman has endorsed it. The product, dubbed THREE, is three-pages long, and combines coverage for workers compensation, multiple liability …

Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Underwriting Gains in 3Q

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s insurers dodged the worst of losses caused by Hurricane Florence as the businesses kept up their rebound from a rough 2017. The company’s operating profit doubled last quarter, capitalizing on trends ranging from more train traffic on …

Berkshire Invests $356M in One97, Parent of India’s Biggest Digital Payments Firm

Berkshire Hathaway Inc has acquired a 25 billion rupees ($356 million) stake in the parent of digital payments company Paytm, a source said, its first investment in an Indian startup as it moves into the financial payments sector. The conglomerate …

Buffett Says Healthcare Venture CEO Pick Coming Soon

Warren Buffett on Saturday said he hoped a chief executive would be found within a couple of months for the healthcare company being set up by Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Amazon.com Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to lower patient costs. …

Buffett Not Eager for Berkshire to Be Cyber Insurance Leader

Warren Buffett said he doesn’t want Berkshire Hathaway Inc. being a leader on cyber insurance because neither he nor others in the industry really know the risk. “I don’t think we or anybody else really knows what they’re doing when …