Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has cut its Wells Fargo. Its stake in Wells Fargo is now at a 17 year low. On Friday, Berkshire Hathaway said it owns 3.3% of the company, its slimmest ownership position since 2003. In 1994, Berkshire owned 13.3% of the bank. It held more than 500 million shares worth more than $27 billion in 2016. Buffett's company now holds fewer than 140 million shares, worth about $3.4 billion.
Regulatory filings show Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold about 101 million Wells Fargo shares in recent weeks. The billionaire investor's company cut its holdings by about 43% to 136 million shares, slashing its stake to 3.3%. The sales come after Berkshire sold 25% of its Wells Fargo position in the second quarter. Berkshire was previously Wells Fargo's largest shareholder. Business Insider reports that Wells Fargo was one of its five most valuable positions earlier this year.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway saw the value of its Apple stock tumble as much as $19 billion in two days. On Thursday, Apple's stock price dropped 8%. On Friday, Apple dropped as much as 7%. That cut the value of Berkshire's roughly 981 million shares in the tech titan to below $110 billion. Berkshire has still more than tripled the value of its Apple investment, as it spent about $35 billion to build the 5.7% stake.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a $6 billion bet on five of Japan's biggest trading companies. The news was released Sunday night in a press release. The billionaire investor's company revealed that it owns just over 5% of Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Itochu, Marubeni, and Sumitomo. Business Insider reports that all five firms rose between 4% and 10% on Monday.
Warren's Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway made a $570 million bet on Snowflake. According to Business Insider, the move shoes Buffett trusts his two portfolio managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler. "Buffett has given full agency to his lieutenants," Jake Taylor, CEO of Farnam Street Investments and cohost of the "Value: After Hours" podcast, told Business Insider. "A high-profile tech IPO is a resounding confirmation that his actions match his words," he added.
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Financial planner and Business Insider contributor Malik S. Lee says he's surprised when clients don't list their income as one of their most valuable assets. Can you support yourself and your family without an income? If not, it's a key asset--and you should protect it. Group long-term disability policies from employers typically cover 60% of your income. But according to Business Insider, that income is taxable and doesn't include bonuses or commissions.
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Business Insider reports that McDonald's franchisees are optimistic about the future of the business. The franchisees optimism is higher than it has been in years, according to Kalinowski Equity Research's quarterly survey. McDonald's sales have been driven by speciality meals and new items like Spicy McNuggets. The fast-food giant has also profited from sit-down restaurants' struggles.
On Tuesday, Amazon announced Tuesday that it's hiring 100,000 seasonal workers ahead of the holidays. The company said it's looking for workers across experience and skill levels to help pack and ship holiday orders. Business Insider reports that the new roles bring Amazon's total hiring to more than 400,000 since March. The company has faced a rise in online orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Economists at Bank of America lifted their forecast for third-quarter US GDP growth to 27% from 15% on Friday. Business Insider reports better-than-expected trends in retail sales, the housing market, and hiring. BoA lowered its fourth-quarter projection to 3% from 5%. Failed stimulus negotiations are growing increasingly likely. No new aid could be a speed bump for the American economy. BoA made the adjustment after Senate Democrats blocked Republicans' $500 billion measure on Thursday.
Warren Buffett's investment in his Apple has easily exceeds his personal fortune.
Buffett owns investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway.
The company spent about $35 billion to buy 245 million Apple..
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has Apple shares and cash worth 52% of its entire market capitalization. The billionaire investor's company owned $113 billion in Apple stock. He has $147 billion in..