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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. (BRK.B)

This week’s Focus Stock of the Week is BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. (BRK.B: $141.99), which carries S&P Capital IQ’s highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. Berkshire's core operations are its insurance units, which generated earned premiums of $41.3 billion in 2014, up from $36.7 billion in 2013. Insurance premium growth of more than 12% in 2014 was more than double the rate of growth the overall industry averages, according to our estimates...
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Multi-line Insurance
S&P Capital IQ recommends marketweighting the S&P 500 Financials sector. Year to date through December 3, 2014, the S&P 500 Financials Index, which represented 16.4% of the S&P 500 Index, was up 12.0% in price, compared with a 12.2% gain for the S&P 500...
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