Here's Why HP Shares Are Trading Higher Premarket

  • Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK-Bacquired 121 million shares of HP Inc HPQ, the latest in significant investments according to the SEC filings.
  • Berkshire acquired an 11.4% stake in HP, worth about $4.2 billion based on HP's April 6 closing price of $34.91, Reuters reports.
  • Investors had lost interest in companies like HP over concerns of surging inflation, curbing consumer spending, coupled with the Fed rate hike.
  • Investors chased companies less dependent on the economic cycle to drive sales ditching the computer makers despite their cheapest valuations. 
  • Recently Berkshire agreed to buy insurance company Alleghany Corp Y for $11.6 billion.
  • Price Action: HPQ shares traded higher by 13.60% at $39.66 in the premarket on the last check Thursday.
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