Alex Crippen, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

FANG stocks have gotten crushed this year, but you won’t believe how bad one trader expects it to get for one of the stocks.

In the days before oil fell below $30, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought 2.5 million shares of an oil giant.

The force is strong with Disney and the new “Star Wars” franchise, and this is only set to flourish, according to one media analyst.

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 …

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. …

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’s Berkshire Hathaway is paying almost $1 million to the U.S. government for allegedly violating the filing requirements of an antitrust law for a second time. The Federal Trade Commission said the $896,000 civil penalty settles allegations in a Justice Department lawsuit that Berkshire violated the notice and waiting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust law by …

For the first time ever, a Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway will cost you more than $200,000. That’s just one share for the price of a nice 6-bedroom, 4-bath house in Omaha. The stock hit the milestone about 45 minutes after the start of trading today. While many companies use stock splits to keep their per-share price under …

Warren Buffett, his longtime business partner Charlie Munger, and Bill Gates are no fans of high-frequency trading. In a live appearance featuring the three men on CNBC Monday morning, Munger said, “It’s the functional equivalent of letting rats into a grainary” and “does the rest of the civilization no good at all.” Read More Buffett, Munger …

Warren Buffett told shareholders that Berkshire abstained in a vote over Coca-Cola’s controversial executive pay plan because he didn’t “want to go to war” with the company but did want to express his unhappiness with a plan he called “excessive.” Speaking before roughly 38,000 shareholders at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Buffett said abstaining was the …

Operating earnings for Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway fell 6.6 percent to $3.533 billion in the first quarter. That’s down from $3.782 billion a year ago. Per-share operating earnings of $2,149 fell short of the consensus estimate of $2,172 by the relatively few analysts who follow the company. Read More Analyst’s unanswered Buffett questions A drop for …

Warren Buffett, despite what it says in our attempt at irony in the headline, is no expert on social media. In fact, he famously doesn’t have a computer in his office and does not carry a smartphone. (He does use a computer at home to play online bridge with his friend Bill Gates and others.) He does …

For the second consecutive year, Warren Buffett’s sister, Doris, is offering a free online course on getting good value for the money you give away to charities. Her Learning By Giving Foundation and Northwestern University are teaming up to present “Giving With Purpose: How to get the most out of your charitable giving” on EdX’s MOOC (Massive …

Warren Buffett said he would be “surprised a lot” if stock prices around the world fell 50 percent from their current levels. He predicted there will be another financial crisis “someday” in the years ahead that will shock financial markets, but he doesn’t think it will happen anytime soon. “Humans will behave in crazy ways, …

For the first time, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will directly own a television station. Under terms of an agreement in principle announced Wednesday, Berkshire will get ABC-affiliate WPLG in Miami from Graham Holdings. Graham holds the assets that remained after the Washington Post Co. sold its namesake newspaper to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos for $250 million last August. In the new deal, Graham would …