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Warren Buffett's railroad ride with Burlington Northern Santa Fe looks increasingly profitable lately. The stock jumped almost 5 percent today (Wednesday) to close at an all-time high of $99.30. That's a gain of almost 30 percent since Berkshire Hathaway finished up its most recent string of Burlington buys in late January.
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Shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe have soared by more than 15 percent since Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway completed a string of almost daily stock purchases in mid-January.
There has never been a better time to own the financials, Cramer says.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
John Barnes, transportation analyst at BB&T Capital Markets, sees a weak, tepid, "pretty tough" first quarter. So should investors stay out of transports for now? "Absolutely not," he told CNBC. "We'd be diving in. You want to buy...when things are at their bleakest."
Warren Buffett's been hopping aboard the railroads again, picking up an additional stake in Burlington Northern. Should you go along for the ride?
Stocks closed higher for the second straight day on positive signs for the economy and strong earnings report.
Whether it was the result of bulls stampeding or bears running, Wednesday's 631-point pendulum swing in the Dow certainly lays the groundwork for more high velocity action Thursday when the markets have more earnings and economic news to consider.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is once again adding to its stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe after taking a break for the last few months. A filing with the SEC minutes ago reveals purchases of Burlington stock today, yesterday and Tuesday. Earlier today, Berkshire disclosed a small purchase on Monday. So, every day of the week so far, Buffett has bought some Burlington. They are the first disclosed purchases since a string of buys that began last spring and ended in October.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway cut back on its holdings in two railroads during the second quarter of this year. Even as Berkshire was increasing its stake in Burlington Northern, it was cutting back on two other railroads: Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific.
Shares of Union Pacific (UNP) fell Wednesday after the company slashed Q4 forecasts. Does the warning suggest where our economy is headed?
No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp Wednesday lowered its fourth-quarter outlook by roughly 20 cents per share due to rapidly rising fuel costs, sending its shares down as much as 6 percent.
Berkshire Hathaway's nearly 14 million shares of Carmax are worth substantially more at today's closing bell than they were 24 hours before. The big rally follows the revelation in an SEC filing by Warren Buffett's holding company that it held 13,981,800 shares of the nation's biggest used-car retailer as of September 30, the end of Berkshire's third quarter.
Billionaire Warren Buffett's holding company bought nearly 14 million shares in Carmax , the largest specialty used-car retailer in the United States.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Here are my thoughts so far today: 1) As expected, sloppy trading--weak open, modest rally, sell into rally. The crowd yelling "oversold" cannot drown out the great majority, who feel it is not really worth it to be a hero until things settle down.
As with Union Pacific, Caterpillar came out with very cautious commentary. Caterpillar's third quarter earnings were slightly below expecations, and they lowered 2007 outlook (down 3% pre-open), but the name of the game is to lower expectations overall.