Berkshire Hathaway Reaches New 52-Week High (BRK.B)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $90.02, above its previous 52-week high of $89.95 with 768,709 shares traded as of 10:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been four million shares over the past 30 days.

Berkshire Hathaway has a market cap of $96.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. Through its subsidiaries, the firm primarily engages in the insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks business. Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1889 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 17.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Berkshire Hathaway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Berkshire Hathaway Ratings Report.

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