Berkshire Hathaway Class A Shares Pass the $500,000 Mark

The most expensive stock in the world has reached new heights, with Berkshire Hathaway's Class A shares closing above half a million dollars for the first time.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B, $326.60) is having a great year in a down market, and on March 16, it quietly hit a milestone. The company's far-lesser-traded Class A shares closed above $500,000 for the first time in their history.

That’s right. A piece of Buffett’s holding company costs more than a cool half-million per share.

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