1. As of noon trading, Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.B) is down $0.80 (-0.7%) to $116.84 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Berkshire Hathaway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.51-$117.74 after having opened the day at $117.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.64. 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. Berkshire Hathaway has a market cap of $135.8 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 30.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Berkshire Hathaway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Berkshire Hathaway Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).