Buffett's Berkshire misses estimates
CNN — NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said Friday that its profit fell.
Berkshire Hathaway is a broad-based investment conglomerate whose holdings include insurance, utilities, railroad, finance, manufacturing and retail companies such as Geico insurance, Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, and Dairy Queen.
The company earned a profit of $4.7 billion during the first quarter, down from about $4.9 billion during the same period last year.
Operating earnings per share, came in at $2,149 for the quarter, missing expectations from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters by about $23.
But, Class A Berkshire shares were trading $192,255 Friday and shares are up about 8% this year, beating the broader market.
The underwriting insurance sector took the biggest hit during the first quarter, dragging down the conglomerate's results.
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