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Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company. Co.'s subsidiaries are engaged in a number of business activities which include: property and casualty insurance and reinsurance; railroad, which operates railroad systems in North America through BNSF Railway Company; investing, manufactured housing business and related consumer financing, transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing, and furniture leasing; manufacturing and service businesses; wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items; regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities; and domestic real estate brokerage and brokerage franchisor. According to our BRK.B stock split history records, BRK.B has had 1 split.
BRK.B stock split history picture
BRK.B (BRK.B) has 1 split in our BRK.B stock split history database. The split for BRK.B took place on January 21, 2010. This was a 50 for 1 split, meaning for each share of BRK.B owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 50 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 50000 share position following the split.

When a company such as BRK.B splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. Looking at the BRK.B stock split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 50000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into BRK.B shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of BRK.B, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete BRK.B stock split history. BRK.B split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 04/27/2007
End date: 04/26/2017
Start price/share: $72.59
End price/share: $167.63
Dividends collected/share: $0.00
Total return: 130.93%
Average Annual Total Return: 8.72%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $23,083.06
Years: 10.01
Date Ratio
01/21/201050 for 1
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