by Karl Utermohlen | January 2, 2014 11:31 am
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Holdings Limited (BRK. A, BRK.B) missed its five-year target for the first time since 1965.
The $292 billion holding company beat the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in 2013 alone but it fell short over a five-year period. The S&P 500 returned 128% including dividends since late 2008. Berkshire Hathaway Holdings’ Class A shares rose 80% to $126,766 starting at the same time until Sept. 30.
Market analysts predict that the last three months of 2013 weren’t profitable enough for Warren Buffet’s company to outperform the S&P 500. Barclays Plc (BCS) estimates an 86% gain for Berkshire Hathaway Holdings’ shares over the last five years. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods estimate an 83% gain over that span.
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