Is Trending Stock Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) a Buy Now?


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Berkshire Hathaway B (BRK.B) is one of the stocks most watched by Zacks.com visitors lately. So, it might be a good idea to review some of the factors that might affect the near-term performance of the stock.

Shares of this company have returned +10% over the past month versus the Zacks S&P 500 composite’s +6.8% change. The Zacks Insurance – Property and Casualty industry, to which Berkshire Hathaway B belongs, has gained 9.1% over this period. Now the key question is: Where could the stock be headed in the near term?

While media releases or rumors about a substantial change in a company’s business prospects usually make its stock ‘trending’ and lead to an immediate price change, there are always some fundamental facts that eventually dominate the buy-and-hold decision-making.

Revisions to Earnings Estimates

Rather than focusing on anything else, we at Zacks prioritize evaluating the change in a company’s earnings projection. This is because we believe the fair value for its stock is determined by the present value of its future stream of earnings.

Our analysis is essentially based on how sell-side analysts covering the stock are revising their earnings estimates to take the latest business trends into account. When earnings estimates for a company go up, the fair value for its stock goes up as well. And when a stock’s fair value is higher than its current market price, investors tend to buy the stock, resulting in its price moving upward. Because of this, empirical studies indicate a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and short-term stock price movements.

Berkshire Hathaway B is expected to post earnings of $2.61 per share for the current quarter, representing a year-over-year change of -20.2%. Over the last 30 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has changed -9.7%.

The consensus earnings estimate of $14.85 for the current fiscal year indicates a year-over-year change of +22.5%. This estimate has changed +5.1% over the last 30 days.

For the next fiscal year, the consensus earnings estimate of $14.83 indicates a change of -0.2% from what Berkshire Hathaway B is expected to report a year ago. Over the past month, the estimate has changed +0.6%.

Having a strong externally audited track record, our proprietary stock rating tool, the Zacks Rank, offers a more conclusive picture of a stock’s price direction in the near term, since it effectively harnesses the power of earnings estimate revisions. Due to the size of the recent change in the consensus estimate, along with three other factors related to earnings estimates, Berkshire Hathaway B is rated Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

The chart below shows the evolution of the company’s forward 12-month consensus EPS estimate:

12 Month EPS

12-month consensus EPS estimate for BRK.B _12MonthEPSChartUrl

Revenue Growth Forecast

While earnings growth is arguably the most superior indicator of a company’s financial health, nothing happens as such if a business isn’t able to grow its revenues. After all, it’s nearly impossible for a company to increase its earnings for an extended period without increasing its revenues. So, it’s important to know a company’s potential revenue growth.

In the case of Berkshire Hathaway B, the consensus sales estimate of $74.56 billion for the current quarter points to a year-over-year change of +3.8%. The $296.47 billion and $305.89 billion estimates for the current and next fiscal years indicate changes of +7.4% and +3.2%, respectively.

Last Reported Results and Surprise History

Berkshire Hathaway B reported revenues of $76.93 billion in the last reported quarter, representing a year-over-year change of +9%. EPS of $3.53 for the same period compares with $2.87 a year ago.

Compared to the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $74.92 billion, the reported revenues represent a surprise of +2.69%. The EPS surprise was +13.87%.

The company beat consensus EPS estimates in each of the trailing four quarters. The company topped consensus revenue estimates two times over this period.

Valuation

No investment decision can be efficient without considering a stock’s valuation. Whether a stock’s current price rightly reflects the intrinsic value of the underlying business and the company’s growth prospects is an essential determinant of its future price performance.

Comparing the current value of a company’s valuation multiples, such as its price-to-earnings (P/E), price-to-sales (P/S), and price-to-cash flow (P/CF), to its own historical values helps ascertain whether its stock is fairly valued, overvalued, or undervalued, whereas comparing the company relative to its peers on these parameters gives a good sense of how reasonable its stock price is.

The Zacks Value Style Score (part of the Zacks Style Scores system), which pays close attention to both traditional and unconventional valuation metrics to grade stocks from A to F (an An is better than a B; a B is better than a C; and so on), is pretty helpful in identifying whether a stock is overvalued, rightly valued, or temporarily undervalued.

Berkshire Hathaway B is graded B on this front, indicating that it is trading at a discount to its peers. Click here to see the values of some of the valuation metrics that have driven this grade.

Conclusion

The facts discussed here and much other information on Zacks.com might help determine whether or not it’s worthwhile paying attention to the market buzz about Berkshire Hathaway B. However, its Zacks Rank #2 does suggest that it may outperform the broader market in the near term.

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