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Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.B) Ownership Data

Short Interest History (%)

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Institutional Ownership History (%)

This the Institutional Ownership History of Berkshire Hathaway IncPeter Lynch prefers to buy companies with low institutional ownership.

Date Institutional Ownership (%)Institutional Ownership (Shares in Mil)
September 30, 200923.720.01
June 30, 200996.170.03
March 31, 200964.020.03
December 31, 200821.040.01
September 30, 20085.530.00
June 30, 20088.950.00
March 31, 200890.00
December 31, 200745.840.01
September 30, 200765.880.02
June 30, 200774.060.02
June 30, 200613.10.08
March 31, 20069.020.01
December 31, 20058.70.00
September 30, 20058.990.00
June 30, 20058.350.00
March 31, 20057.950.00
December 31, 20046.550.00
December 31, 200366.460.02

Insider ownership (%)

This is the historical insider ownership of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. It is usually better to buy companies with large insider ownership. The company insiders' interest are more aligned with external shareholders in this case.

Date Insider Ownership (%)Insider Ownership (Shares in Mil)
May 31, 20180.010.14
April 30, 20180.010.14
March 31, 20180.010.14
February 28, 20180.010.14
January 31, 20180.010.14
December 31, 20170.010.14
November 30, 20170.010.20
October 31, 20170.010.20
September 30, 20170.010.20
August 31, 20170.010.20
July 31, 20170.010.20
January 31, 20170.010.15
December 31, 20160.010.15
November 30, 20160.010.15
October 31, 20160.010.15
September 30, 20160.010.15
August 31, 20160.010.15
July 31, 20160.010.17
June 30, 20160.010.17
May 31, 20160.010.17
April 30, 20160.010.17
March 31, 20160.010.17
February 29, 20160.010.17
January 31, 20160.010.17
December 31, 20150.010.17
November 30, 20150.010.23
October 31, 20150.010.23
September 30, 20150.010.23
August 31, 20150.010.23
July 31, 20150.010.23
June 30, 20150.010.23
May 31, 20150.082.05
April 30, 20150.092.05
March 31, 20150.092.05
February 28, 20150.092.05
January 31, 20150.092.05
December 31, 20140.071.57
November 30, 20140.092.11
October 31, 20140.092.11
September 30, 20140.092.11
August 31, 20140.092.11
July 31, 20140.092.11
June 30, 20140.061.47
May 31, 20140.061.47
March 31, 20140.061.47
February 28, 20140.061.47
January 31, 20140.061.47
December 31, 20130.071.57
November 30, 20130.071.57
October 31, 20130.071.57
September 30, 20130.071.57
August 31, 20130.071.57
July 31, 20130.071.57
June 30, 20130.071.57
May 31, 20130.153.55
April 30, 20130.153.55
March 31, 20130.153.55
January 31, 20130.153.55
November 30, 20120.163.77
October 31, 20120.163.77
September 30, 20120.163.77
August 31, 20120.163.77
July 31, 20120.163.77
June 30, 20120.163.77
May 31, 20121.1126.16
April 30, 20121.1126.16
March 31, 20121.1126.16
February 29, 20121.1126.16
January 31, 20121.1126.16
December 31, 20111.1426.68
November 30, 20111.1426.68
October 31, 20111.1426.68
September 30, 20111.1426.68
August 31, 20111.1426.68
July 31, 20111.1426.68
June 30, 20111.1426.68
May 31, 20112.1450.08
April 30, 20112.1450.08
March 31, 20112.1450.08
February 28, 20112.2250.08
January 31, 20112.2450.41
December 31, 20102.2450.41
November 30, 20102.2450.41
October 31, 20102.2450.41
September 30, 20102.1550.41
August 31, 20102.1550.41
July 31, 20102.1550.41
June 30, 20102.1550.41
May 31, 20103.275.02
April 30, 20103.275.02
March 31, 20103.275.02
February 28, 20103.275.10
December 31, 20093.221.50
November 30, 20093.221.50
October 31, 20093.221.50
September 30, 20093.221.50
August 31, 20093.221.50
July 31, 20093.221.50
June 30, 20094.332.02
May 31, 20094.332.02
April 30, 20094.332.02
March 31, 20094.332.02
February 28, 20094.332.02
January 31, 20094.342.02
December 31, 20084.342.02
November 30, 20084.342.02
October 31, 20084.342.02
September 30, 20084.342.02
August 31, 20084.342.02
July 31, 20084.342.02
June 30, 20085.512.56
May 31, 20085.512.56
April 30, 200818.612.62
March 31, 200818.652.62
February 29, 200818.652.62
January 31, 200818.882.62
December 31, 200718.882.62
November 30, 200718.92.62
October 31, 200718.92.62
September 30, 200719.042.62
August 31, 200719.042.62
July 31, 200719.042.62
June 30, 200719.162.62
May 31, 200719.162.62
April 30, 200723.373.20
March 31, 200724.793.20
February 28, 200724.793.20
January 31, 200725.383.18
December 31, 200625.383.18
November 30, 200625.383.18
October 31, 200625.383.18
September 30, 200625.613.18
June 30, 200644.773.79
May 31, 20060.460.04
April 30, 20060.470.04
March 31, 20060.470.04
February 28, 20060.470.04
January 31, 20060.430.04
December 31, 20050.430.04
November 30, 20050.430.04
October 31, 20050.430.04
September 30, 20050.430.04
August 31, 20050.430.04
July 31, 20050.430.04
June 30, 20050.440.04
May 31, 20050.440.04
April 30, 20050.440.04
March 31, 20050.440.04
February 28, 20050.440.04
January 31, 20050.420.03
December 31, 20040.420.03
November 30, 20040.420.03
October 31, 20040.420.03
September 30, 20040.430.03
August 31, 20040.430.03
July 31, 20040.430.03
June 30, 20040.430.03
May 31, 20040.430.03
April 30, 20040.430.03
March 31, 20040.440.03
February 29, 20040.440.03

Top Direct Holders

HolderPositionShares% of Shares
Outstanding
Report Date
Warren E. BuffettN/A129,657less than 0.1%2018-01-02
Thomas S. MurphyN/A1,489less than 0.1%2014-12-31
Ronald L. OlsonN/A1,068less than 0.1%2018-02-28
Ms. Meryl B. WitmerN/A1,000less than 0.1%2016-01-04
Mr. Charles T. MungerN/A750less than 0.1%2018-06-01
Mr. Ajit JainN/A461less than 0.1%2018-05-24
Charlotte GuymanN/A200less than 0.1%2017-12-31
Ms. Susan L. DeckerN/A125less than 0.1%2007-05-05

Top Fund Holders

HolderSharesReport Date% of Total
Assets Managed
% of Shares
Outstanding
Market Value($1000)
STATE STREET CORP   Premium Plus80,271,7972018-03-311.37%3.25%16,012,621
Bill Gates Premium58,569,9722018-03-3147.78%2.37%11,683,538
GEODE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC   Premium Plus21,274,1172018-03-311.39%0.86%4,234,271
NORTHERN TRUST CORP   Premium Plus19,963,2182018-03-311.07%0.81%3,982,262
Bank of New York Mellon Corp   Premium Plus16,246,2762018-03-310.90%0.66%3,240,806
FMR LLC   Premium Plus13,992,9202018-03-310.33%0.57%2,791,307
MORGAN STANLEY   Premium Plus13,081,7862018-03-310.74%0.53%2,609,555
Capital Research Global Investors   Premium Plus11,690,6742018-03-310.66%0.47%2,332,056
EAGLE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC   Premium Plus9,863,5792018-03-317.29%0.4%1,967,587
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC   Premium Plus9,774,8082018-03-310.50%0.4%1,949,879
BANK OF AMERICA CORP /DE/   Premium Plus9,158,2592018-03-310.32%0.37%1,826,889
Boston Partners   Premium Plus8,378,4562018-03-312.02%0.34%1,671,335
Ameriprise Financial Inc   Premium Plus7,845,2012018-03-310.72%0.32%1,565,007
SCHWAB CHARLES INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC   Premium Plus7,269,0732018-03-311.13%0.29%1,450,035
Legal & General Group Plc   Premium Plus6,155,4792018-03-310.94%0.25%1,227,858
ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN L.P.   Premium Plus6,026,7302018-03-310.87%0.24%1,202,212
TIAA CREF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC   Premium Plus5,907,4082018-03-310.80%0.24%1,178,410
FLOSSBACH VON STORCH AG   Premium Plus5,654,1062018-03-3111.67%0.23%1,127,881
NEW YORK STATE COMMON RETIREMENT FUND   Premium Plus5,571,9312018-03-311.39%0.23%1,111,489
Joseph R. Weiss, LLC   Premium Plus5,541,9002018-03-3142.16%0.22%51,083

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