Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Holdings Miss Five-Year Target

by Karl Utermohlen | January 2, 2014 11:31 am

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Holdings Miss Five-Year Target

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Holdings Limited (BRK. A[1], BRK.B[2]) missed its five-year target for the first time since 1965.

Warren Buffett Smile 630 300x210 Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway Holdings Miss Five Year Target[3]
Source: Flickr[4]

The $292 billion holding company beat the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index[5] 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[6]) estimates an 86% gain for Berkshire Hathaway Holdings’ shares over the last five years. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods estimate an 83% gain over that span.

Endnotes:
  1. BRK. A: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BRK.A
  2. BRK.B: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BRK.B
  3. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Warren_Buffett_Smile_630.jpg
  4. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28479936@N07/
  5. beat the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-02/berkshire-seen-failing-buffett-5-year-test-for-first-time.html
  6. BCS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BCS

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