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Berkshire Hathaway’s Analyst Ratings Suggest Stable Performance

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Analysts’ ratings for Berkshire

Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.B) analyst ratings have remained stable over the past quarter on subdued earnings and analyst misses. So far in May 2017, three of the eight analysts covering the company have rated it a “buy” or a “strong buy.” Five analysts have rated it a “hold.”

Since March 2017, Berkshire’s ratings have remained stable, with its “hold” ratings rising from three to four. Analysts have given Berkshire Hathaway stock (class A shares) a one-year price target of $279,375, implying a positive growth of 12.4%.

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Berkshire Hathaway’s peers

Among Berkshire Hathaway’s major competitors, American International Group (AIG) saw 13 of its 19 analysts rate it a “buy” or “strong buy” in May 2017. Five analysts (~26.0%) rated it a “hold.” These ratings reflect expectations of a strong performance. By comparison, 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 20 analysts covering the stock have rated it a “buy” or “strong buy,” while three analysts have given it a “hold” rating. Two analysts have given it an “underperform” or “sell” rating.

Together, these companies make up 7.2% of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF).

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