Warren Buffett Watch

It hasn’t been a banner year for the Oracle of Omaha. Warren Buffett has seen shares of his Berkshire Hathaway fall more than 11 percent this year. Even worse, Berkshire shares have underperformed the S&P 500 by more than 10 percent. What makes this highly unusual is that Berkshire famously tends to underperform when the …

Warren Buffett said Monday morning that he wouldn’t sell any stocks based on the terrorist attacks in Paris. And in recent years, global events have become more important for the quintessential all-American investor. The Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO has been pursuing more global deals and European investments in particular. In the 2014 letter written …

Berkshire has its eyes on Precision Castparts, a maker of aircraft equipment, The Journal reported, citing unnamed sources. Berkshire already owns 3 percent of the company, and is its largest shareholder. Based on Precision’s closing price on Friday, a merger could break $30 billion, the publication added. A deal could be announced as soon as …

Warren Buffett doesn’t have many bad days, but he really ought to consider going on vacation whenever IBM reports earnings. The company’s shares fell $8.96 at Tuesday’s open after a mixed earnings report, costing the Oracle of Omaha some $712.9 million. His conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway owned 79.57 million shares of IBM as of March 31, …

When Warren Buffett speaks the world listens. We now know the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO sees the value of stocks depending on interest rates, the Federal Reserve between a rock and a hard place, and a big difference between dividends and buybacks as a means to drive shareholder value. In three hours with the …

A Berkshire Hathaway in transition will greet the tens of thousands of shareholders flocking to Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Warren Buffett’s acquisition of the company. Starting in 1965, Buffett initially converted the former Massachusetts textile maker into a gigantic stock holding company with purchases financed by the premiums paid …

Here’s Warren Buffett’s main reason for sticking with IBM: “Because I like it.” Read More Buffett live blog “It’s kind of been doing exactly what I like ever since we started buying it,” Buffett told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday. “People have this misconception that—when we buy a stock—we want it to go up. That’st the …

Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway was dramatically increasing its holdings of Deere & Co. during the second half of last year, but the buying was kept secret until now. Berkshire is required to reveal a snapshot of its U.S. publicly traded stock holdings once a quarter. Tonight’s filing with the SEC shows what Berkshire owned on …

Some of Warren Buffett’s big stocks bets have tanked in 2014, and the market hasn’t let it pass unnoticed. In fact, anytime a stock Buffett owns declines, the “billions being lost” by Warren makes it into the headlines. With all the fuss over Warren Buffett’s stock-picking prowess, or lack thereof, you might think Berkshire Hathaway …

Warren Buffett rarely sells stock. On Thursday, he unloaded Berkshire Hathaway’s entire $4.7 billion stake in Procter & Gamble for P&G’s Duracell battery business. That’s surely a sign the Buffett isn’t all that confident about P&G’s long-term future. P&G, the global beauty and home products maker, added about $1.8 billion in cash to the deal. …

Berkshire Hathaway announced Thursday it has acquired the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble. P&G will receive shares of P&G’s common stock currently held by Berkshire, which has a current value of nearly $4.7 billion. Procter & Gamble is one of Berkshire Hathaway’s biggest stock holdings. P&G said it would contribute about $1.7 billion …

Warren Buffett is legendary as an investor, but he’s also an incredibly successful businessperson, too—a fact that sometimes gets lost in the millions of words that have been written about his advice on how to buy a stock. That advice can be summarized with a just a few words. Appearing on the CNBC-produced syndicated program …

Warren Buffett is happy to admit his mistakes when he makes them—just don’t remind him how much money he lost in the process. IBM and Coke represent two of Berkshire Hathaway’s three biggest investments, but their operational missteps have already cost him $2.52 billion this week (factoring in Wednesday’s early declines). On Monday, Buffett lost …

Spare a thought for Warren Buffett, whose portfolio is not doing him any favors this week. On Monday Buffett lost nearly $1 billion on his third-largest investment, IBM, after the company posted disappointing earnings. On Tuesday, Coca-Cola did the same thing, posting third-quarter revenue that fell short of expectations and warning of currency headwinds. Read More Buffett …

Warren Buffett does not like to lose money in general, so losing $1 billion before lunch on a Monday morning can not be going down well. The plunge in IBM shares Monday after its weak earnings results cost the Oracle of Omaha dearly. The stock fell $15.05 at the open, and Buffett held about 70.2 …