Berkshire Hathaway Bought Back About $2 Billion of Stock This Year

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Berkshire Hathaway bought back about $2 billion of stock in the first quarter through early March, Barron’s estimates.

Our estimate is based on the share count of Berkshire Hathaway (ticker BRK/A, BRK/B) disclosed in its proxy statement as of March 2, ahead of the company’s annual meeting on April 30. The statement, including details such as the pay of key executives and a proposal for the company to have an independent chairman, was made public late on Friday.