OMAHA, Neb., April 30- Warren Buffett on Saturday defended several of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's larger or struggling investments, including Coca-Cola and the BNSF railroad. Speaking at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett also said overall first-quarter operating profit probably fell 12 percent to $3.73 billion from $4.24... » Read More
The major railroad stocks have been on a rally over the last month and CSX is due to report quarterly earnings after the closing bell. How should investors position their portfolios? Jason Seidl, director at Dahlman Rose shared his sector insights.
Nearly 150 years after American railroad companies imported thousands of Chinese laborers to build rail lines across the West, China is poised once again to play a role in American rail construction. But this time it would be an entirely different role: supplying the technology and engineers to build high-speed rail lines.
The Dow has inched closer to the 11,000 mark, yet some investors are still skeptical about this rally. Dan Veru, executive vice president and co-chief investment officer at Palisade Capital Management, and David Tice, bear market strategist at Federated Investors, discussed their market outlooks.
President Obama's first appearance after the State of the Union address is in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday where he is expected to announce $8 billion worth of grants for high speed rail projects in the United States. More than a dozen projects will receive funds, spanning 31 states, but the biggest winners look to be Florida, Illinois and California.
Transport stocks have been down in the last two days, but the Dow Jones Transport Index is up almost 19 percent over the last year. How much more room is there for these stocks to grow? Lee Klaskow, senior transportation and logistics analyst at Longbow Research, says it is time to start buying on the dips.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC in a live interview on Squawk Box this morning that he has "a lot of doubts" about Kraft's planned purchase of Cadbury and that he "feels poorer" in the wake of the deal. The deal does not need to be approved by shareholders, but "If I had a chance to vote on this, I'd vote no." But he rejected Joe Kernen's suggestion that he show his displeasure by selling Berkshire's stake of over 9 percent in Kraft. That, he says, would be too expensive because Kraft's stock is still "undervalued."
Markets rose on Tuesday after reports showed consumer confidence improved and home prices stabilized. Can stocks continue upward in 2010? Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management, shared his market outlook.
A special Burlington Northern Santa Fe shareholders meeting has been scheduled for February 11 to vote on the railroad's planned $26 billion acquisition by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has received FTC and Justice Department antitrust clearance for its planned $26 billion purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
Many investors are too conservatively positioned to the end of the year, said Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan. He told investors where they should be looking.
Warren Buffett says he's not expecting, and isn't entitled to, "spectacular" returns on Berkshire Hathaway's planned acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight railroad. This is a transcript of Buffett's comments on his proposed BNSF deal during a broadcast interview on The Charlie Rose Show.
As the economic slowdown peters out and recovery shoots arise, governments are still making good on their promises of infrastructure spending in their massive stimulus packages. And it may be just the time for investors to make money off these government-initiated projects.
Warren Buffett's company will sell its stakes in Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern railroads before it completes its $26.3 billion acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway plans to sell its stakes in Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern, now that it plans to buy their competitor, Burlington Northern.
How can you invest along the same principles as Warren Buffett? James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, shared his insights.
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway announced Tuesday it will acquire the remaining 77 percent stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe that it doesn't already own for $100 a share in cash and stock. Art Hatfield, a transportation analyst with Morgan Keegan shared his insights on the decision.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC his $26 billion acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe is a "bet on the country." Berkshire Hathaway surprised the financial world this morning with word it is buying the roughly 77% of Burlington Northern shares it doesn't already own for a combination of cash and Berkshire Hathaway shares.
On Tuesday, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced that it will allow its Class B shareholders to vote on a 50-for-1 stock split that has already been approved by the board.
Warren Buffett's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe has reached 22.4 percent, with a new options-related stock purchase of over two million shares.
If Warren Buffett liked Burlington Northern Santa Fe in the high $70s, he must love it in the low $60s. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports in an SEC filing tonight that it bought almost 4.4 million shares in the freight railroad over the last three trading days at prices between $61.65 and $63.43.