Shares of Berkshire Hathaway gained 6.0 percent this week, their best showing since early March when Warren Buffett's company bounced off its lows for a 14.2 percent surge.
But the benchmark S&P 500 stock index also had its best week since March, and remains ahead of Berkshire in year-to-date performance (excluding dividends). The "market" is up 4.1 percent in 2009, compared to Berkshire's 6.3 percent drop.
Berkshire's advance this week comes just after Barron's bullish call on the stock last weekend. But at $90,500 today (Friday), BRK is still well below the 12-month price target of $110,000 that writer Andrew Barry called not "outlandish." They're also trading below their recent high of about $95,000 in early May.