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These Berkshire Businesses Mattered Most in 2Q17

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What Berkshire’s Analyst Ratings Tell Us about Performance

Berkshire’s analyst ratings

Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.B) analyst ratings haven’t seen any major changes for the past few months, likely due to the holding company’s stable performance. So far in July 2017, three of the seven analysts covering the company have rated it a “buy” or a “strong buy.” Four analysts have rated it a “hold.”

Since Feb 2017, Berkshire’s ratings have declined marginally, with its number of “buy” ratings declining from four to three. Analysts have given Berkshire stock a one-year price target of $279,375, implying a positive growth of 9.3%.

What Berkshire&#8217;s Analyst Ratings Tell Us about Performance

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Competitive landscape

Among Berkshire Hathaway’s major peers, American International Group (AIG) saw 12 of its 18 analysts rate it a “buy” or “strong buy” in July 2017. Five analysts rated it a “hold” and one analyst rated it as “Underperform.” These ratings reflect expectations of a strong performance.

On the other hand, nine of the 16 analysts covering General Electric (GE) stock have given it a “buy” or “strong buy.” Five analysts have rated it a “hold,” and two have rated it “underperform.”

For Chubb (CB), 15 of the 19 analysts covering the stock have rated it a “buy” or “strong buy,” while two analysts have given it a “hold” rating. Two analysts have also given it an “underperform” or “sell” rating.

Together, these companies make up 7.4% of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF).

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