Top Warren Buffett Companies For 2014
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Imagine losing a billion dollars in one week and not even flinching. If you’re Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) , you won’t need much of an imagination.
Thanks largely to the post-earnings plummet of IBM (NYSE: IBM ) — which was the fourth worst performing component on the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC ) last week, down by more than 10% — Buffett did just that. According to data supplied by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ, his company’s top five equity holdings lost a total of $934 million from when the market opened on Monday until it closed for the weekend on Friday. That equates to a loss of $9.3 million an hour, $155,657 a minute, and $2,594 a second.
Solera Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. The company offers estimating and workflow software to manage the overall claims process, estimate the cost to repair a damaged vehicle, and calculate the pre-collision fair market value of a vehicle; and salvage, salvage disposition, and recycling software that manages inventories in order to facilitate the location, sale, and exchange of vehicle parts for use in the repair of a damaged vehicle. It also provides business intelligence and consulting services that enable insurance companies to monitor and assess their performance through customized data, reports, and analyses; and leases hardware products for use with its software, training, and call center technical support services. In addition, the company offers various services that allow its customers to access operational and technical support in times of high demand following natural disasters; and used vehicle validation, fraud detection software and services, and disposition of salvage vehicles. Further, it provides products and services for accessing information on the United Kingdom registered vehicles to private car buyers, car dealers, finance houses, and the insurance industry; data analytics to insurance companies and brokers in the Netherlands; and an electronic exchange for the purchase and sale of vehicle replacement parts in Brazil and Mexico. The company primarily serves insurance companies, collision repair facilities, independent assessors, and automotive recyclers in North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Netherlands. Solera Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Westlake, Texas.
Top Warren Buffett Companies For 2014: Canada Fluorspar Inc (CFI.V)
Canada Fluorspar Inc., a specialty mineral resource company, engages in the development and production of fluorspar deposits in Canada. It holds a 100% interest in the St. Lawrence Fluorspar project, which consists of six mineral licenses located in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Labrador. The company is headquartered in St. John