On Friday, Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B), added 0.44% and closed at $144.52 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $143.78 and $144.94. The company’s Market capitalization is $357.85 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 1.28 Billion. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $123.55 and reached to max level of $151.05. A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “aa-” of Central States Indemnity Co. of Omaha (CSI) (Omaha, NE). In addition, A.M. Best has affirmed the FSR of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term ICR of “aa-” of CSI Life Insurance Company (CSI Life) (Omaha, NE). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The ratings reflect CSI’s excellent risk-adjusted capitalization, consistently profitable performance, strong balance sheet liquidity and very conservative underwriting leverage, in addition to the benefits made available through its ultimate parent, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Berkshire) [NYSE: BRK A and BRK B]. CSI is a specialty insurance company that provides Medicare Supplement insurance as its primary product line.
National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV), dropped -0.43% and closed at $36.84 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $36.47 and $37.34. The company’s Market capitalization is $13.85 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 377.63 million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $25.74 and reached to max level of $41.21. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment; power transmission systems; and rig instrumentation and control systems. The Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, in addition to technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies. This segment also provides solids control and waste administration equipment and services, drilling fluids, power generation equipment, drill and wired pipes, instruments, measuring and monitoring equipment, downhole and fishing tools, hole openers, and drill bits, in addition to drilling optimization and automation, tubular inspection, repair and coating, and rope access inspection services.
On the otherhand Mead Johnson Nutrition CO (NYSE:MJN), dropped -0.35% and closed at $80.17 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $79.97 and $81.19. The company’s Market capitalization is $14.75 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 184.70 million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $65.53 and reached to max level of $94.40. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) will release its third quarter and nine-month 2016 earnings on Thursday, October 27, 2016, before the market opens. The company will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Central Time that same day, during which company executives will review the financial results and respond to questions from analysts and shareholders.