Warren Buffett Watch


  Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 9:02 AM ET

Warren Buffett Keeps Chugging With Daily Burlington Northern Buys

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett's daily Burlington buys continue.  Berkshire Hathaway has bought Burlington Northern Santa Fe shares on 11 of the 12 trading days through last Tuesday, January 22.  The latest purchase is the smallest in the recent series and was made at the lowest price. »Read more
  Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

Warren Buffett Takes a Piece of Swiss Re's Future Action

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Berkshire Hathaway is getting a big piece of Swiss Re's insurance action as the world's largest reinsurer hooks up with Warren Buffett in what one analyst calls "an odd coupling."  The deal appears to show Buffett is confident of better times to come for reinsurers. »Read more
  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 8:24 AM ET

What Would Warren Buffett Do? - Timeless Strategies

Posted By: Alex Crippen
The markets are once again in turmoil.  Fears of recession in the United States and the continued fallout from the credit crunch are taking a big toll on markets around the world and the Wall Street is ready to tumble at the open following a three-day weekend.So, to help keep things in a longer-term perspective, it feels appropriate to revisit a very popular post from last summer with some timeless advice: What Would Warren Do? »Read more
  Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | 1:57 PM ET

Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern Stake Tops 18% As Daily Buying Spree Rolls On

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe has topped 18 percent after his Berkshire Hathaway holding company bought an additional 1.25 million shares for $96 million over the past three days. That brings its total holdings to 63,775,118 shares, or 18.2% of the freight railroad's total outstanding shares. »Read more
  Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 5:31 PM ET

Warren Buffett Resumes Burlington Northern Stock Buys, Adding to Stake Every Day This Week

Posted By: Alex Crippen
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. »Read more
  Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 7:07 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway Shines Amid Wall Street Gloom

Posted By: Alex Crippen
While I promise not to get into the business of writing about the daily ups and downs of Berkshire Hathaway's stock, I do think it's worth briefly noting that shares of Warren Buffett's holding company had a great day, in stark contrast to Wall Street's great gloom. »Read more
  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 11:20 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway In Correction - Are Shares a Bargain at $126,400?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Just weeks after closing at an all-time high in mid-December, shares of Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway are falling deeper into 'correction' territory.  Berkshire ended today's trading at $126,400 each.  That's down more than 15 percent from the December 10 record closing high of $149,200. Is Berkshire now a bargain? »Read more
  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 11:16 PM ET

Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern Stake Nears 18% As Buying Accelerates

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe is approaching 18 percent after Berkshire Hathaway paid close to $74 million for nearly a million shares on Monday and Tuesday of this week. »Read more
  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway Ends Year With Biggest Stock Gain Since 1998

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Berkshire Hathaway's stock has ended 2007 with its biggest annual percentage gain since 1998.  Shares in Warren Buffett's holding company closed just a few minutes ago at $141,600.  That's an increase of 28.7 percent from 2006's close of $109,990.  Berkshire shares haven't done better in any calendar year since 1998, when they soared 52.2 percent.  Check out the 31-year scorecard. »Read more
  Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 3:04 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway's Cort Buys British Furniture Rental Company

Posted By: Alex Crippen
The furniture rental subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expanding into the United Kingdom.  Cort, "the leading furniture provider in the 'rent-to-rent' industry in the United States," says it is buying England's Roomservice Group, which describes itself as "the UK's leading furnishing solutions provider." The price is not included in the release. »Read more

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