$BRK.B (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.)

$BRK.B {{ '2015-12-24T15:55:31+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

As of Sept. 30, 2015, about 94% of $BRK.B's foreign government holdings were rated AA or higher by at least one of the major rating agencies. About 75% of foreign government holdings were issued or guaranteed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada or The Netherlands.

$RGA {{ '2018-01-11T15:21:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RGA and $RNR launched Langhorne Re, a global reinsurer targeting large in-force life and annuity blocks. Langhorne Re will combine a long-term capital base with underwriting and third-party capital management support from $RGA and $RNR to purchase large in-force life and annuity blocks, allowing clients to optimize their capital management.

$TROW {{ '2018-01-11T15:05:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TROW reported preliminary month-end assets under management of $991Bil as of Dec. 31, 2017. Client transfers from mutual funds to other portfolios were $1.7Bil and $4.2Bil for the month- and quarter-ended Dec. 31, 2017.

$ALL {{ '2018-01-04T18:01:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALL has promoted Steve Shebik to Vice Chairman, Glenn Shapiro to President of Allstate Personal Lines and Mario Rizzo to CFO. President Matt Winter has decided to retire in late February after eight years at $ALL. Shebik and Shapiro will report to CEO Tom Wilson while Rizzo will report to Shebik.

$INFO {{ '2018-01-03T13:30:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INFO appointed Lord Browne of Madingley and Nicoletta Giadrossi as new directors of the company. Also, Lance Uggla, the company’s president and COO, became chairman and CEO of $INFO on Jan. 1, 2018, following the retirement of chairman and CEO Jerre Stead on Dec. 31, 2017.

$RNR {{ '2017-12-22T14:40:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RNR conducted a preliminary assessment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Due to the reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective Jan. 1, 2018, $RNR anticipates it will write down a portion of its deferred tax asset and expects this write-down to reduce net income by approx. $40MM in the period in which the Tax Bill is enacted.

$ALL {{ '2017-12-21T16:52:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALL elected Margaret Keane, president and CEO of $SYF, to its BoD, effective Jan. 1. As of that date, the Allstate board will stand at 12 directors.

$RHT {{ '2017-12-20T14:24:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Open source software provider $RHT, which recently announced partnerships with $BABA and SoftBank, saw a surge in its 3Q18 profit, driven by higher subscriptions and higher revenue. Profit surged 49% to $101.3MM or $0.54 per share, up from $68MM or $0.37 a year earlier. Revenue rose 22% to $748MM. On an adjusted basis, $RHT earned $0.73 per share.

$HUM {{ '2017-12-19T15:27:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUM signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 40% minority interest in the Kindred at Home Division of $KND for an estimated cash consideration of approximately $800MM. Humana does not anticipate a material impact to earnings in 2017 from this pending transaction.

$KND {{ '2017-12-19T13:44:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KND's BoD approved a definitive agreement whereby it will be acquired by a consortium of three companies: TPG Capital, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and $HUM for about $4.1Bil in cash including the assumption or repayment of net debt. The transaction is expected to close during the summer of 2018.

$COST {{ '2017-12-15T18:11:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Membership renewal rates for $COST remained flat during 1Q18 when compared to 4Q17. Renewal rates were 90% in the U.S. and Canada and 87.2% worldwide. CFO Richard Galanti said, “We feel very good about our renewal rates and so far so good on what we've felt the impact of the credit cards switch and auto bill.”

$COST {{ '2017-12-15T18:11:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Costco’s membership fee revenue grew 10% YoY to $692MM during the first quarter of 2018. In FY17, $COST’s Gold Star and Executive membership fee increase brought in approx. $23MM in membership fee revenue and expects to have a positive impact on the membership fee revenue by approx. $175MM in FY18.

$COST {{ '2017-12-14T21:43:54+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$COST Costco Wholesale Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q1 2018 Highlights

$HUM {{ '2017-12-14T14:23:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Health Insurance company $HUM has authorized a $3Bil share repurchase program, replacing a $2.25Bil program authorized by the company earlier. The new program will expire on December 31, 2020.

$ANTM {{ '2017-12-11T14:59:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

At a time when the US health insurance sector stares at a rise in premium prices, amid the government’s move to repeal the Individual Mandate clause, an analysis shows that major players in the sector registered consistent revenue growth over the past ten years. $ANTM $UNH $AET $HUM $CI

$RNR {{ '2017-12-06T16:51:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RNR now estimates that losses from the October 2017 California Wildfires will have a net negative impact of $90MM on its 4Q17 results of operations. The October 2017 California Wildfires caused widespread damage to both personal and commercial property in and around the impacted regions.

$INFO {{ '2017-12-04T12:52:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INFO closed its offering of $500MM of senior notes due 2026 in a private placement transaction. $INFO plans to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility.

$WMT {{ '2017-11-30T15:34:45+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

This year, the Thanksgiving weekend witnessed a marked growth in sales compared to the previous years. Online sales reached record levels on Cyber Monday and surpassed expectations, driven primarily by the promotional pricing offered by retailers. $WMT $TGT $AMZN $KSS $M $COST $BBY $GME $HD $LOW

$COST {{ '2017-11-30T15:09:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST reported 13% hike in sales for the month of Nov., which includes the recently concluded Thanksgiving, Black Friday and holiday weekend sales. With online sales continue to dominate the brick-and-mortar sales in Thanksgiving weekend holiday sales, Costco’s comp sales grew 10.8% and E-commerce saw a sales increase of 39% during Nov.

$TGT {{ '2017-11-30T14:28:22+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

During the Thanksgiving weekend, a large number of consumers turned to their smartphones and computer screens for their shopping needs. Amazon, as expected, gobbled up a lion's share of the online transactions. Lets take a look at the other retailers that made a killing last weekend. $TGT $WMT $AMZN $KSS $M $COST $BBY $GME $HD $LOW

$INFO {{ '2017-11-30T13:08:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INFO has priced an offering of $500MM  aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026. The offering is expected to close on December 1, 2017. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility.

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COST (Costco Wholesale Corporation)
Thursday, December 14 2017 - 10:00pm
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Thursday, November 16 2017 - 2:00pm
HUM (Humana Inc.)
Wednesday, November 8 2017 - 2:00pm
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Tuesday, November 7 2017 - 10:00pm
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Friday, November 3 2017 - 2:00pm
ALL (The Allstate Corporation)
Thursday, November 2 2017 - 1:00pm
BABA (Alibaba Group Holding Limited)
Thursday, November 2 2017 - 11:30am
FIT (Fitbit Inc.)
Wednesday, November 1 2017 - 9:00pm
RNR (RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.)
Wednesday, November 1 2017 - 2:00pm
PG (The Procter & Gamble Company)
Friday, October 20 2017 - 12:30pm
COST (Costco Wholesale Corporation)
Thursday, October 5 2017 - 9:00pm
INFO (IHS Markit Ltd.)
Tuesday, September 26 2017 - 12:00pm
BABA (Alibaba Group Holding Limited)
Thursday, August 17 2017 - 11:30am
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