Berkshire Q2 Earnings Up 6.6%

  • 10 months ago
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported second-quarter operating earnings of $10 billion, a 6.6% increase compared to the same quarter the previous year. The company's net income also rebounded to $35.91 billion from a loss of $43.62 billion in the second quarter of the previous year. The company reported a substantial unrealized gain of nearly $26 billion from its investments, with its stake in Apple now valued at $177.6 billion. Warren Buffett made a strategic move by trimming Berkshire's stake in Chevron by $1.4 billion, bringing it down to $19.4 billion. This decision came as Chevron's performance lagged behind the broader market, with its shares down over 11% while the S&P 500 rallied almost 17% in 2023. Berkshire's Class A shares achieved a new record close of $541,000, indicating a 13.8% gain in value for the year. These impressive financial results reflect the conglomerate's diversified business holdings and strategic investment decisions.