BRK- Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK) is a conglomerate which, through its subsidiaries, engages in insurance, freight rail transportation, and utility businesses worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. BRK’s chairman and CEO is Warren Edward Buffett, one of the most successful investors in history.
BRK provides property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance and reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. In the energy sector, the company generates, transmits, stores and distributes electricity from natural gas, coal, wind, solar, hydroelectric, nuclear and geothermal sources.
In the FMCG segment, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products. In consumer discretionary, BRK retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchenware; and motorcycle apparel and equipment.
In transportation and construction, BRK provides specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and components for aerospace and power generation applications; flooring products; insulation, roofing, and engineered products; building and engineered components; paints and coatings; as well as offers manufactured and site-built home construction, and related lending and financial services.
The company also operates a media distribution which includes televisions and information; food services such as franchises and quick service restaurants; grocery and foodservice distribution services, and professional aviation training and shared aircraft ownership programs.