abc asked in Business & FinanceCorporations · 1 decade ago

Can anyone give me an example of a holding company?

like use stores that are common (:

and what is a trust?

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  • Tom Z
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    One of the largest and most diversified holding companies is Berkshire Hathaway they own or have holdings in the following companies

    Insurance and Finance

    * Geico

    * Applied Underwriters

    * General Re

    * Kansas Bankers Surety Company

    * National Indemnity Company

    * Wesco Financial Corporation

    * United States Liability Insurance Group

    * Central States Indemnity Company

    * American Express (12.1% of common stock owned at the end of 2004)

    * M&T Bank (5.9% of common stock)

    Food

    * Anheuser-Busch (5.8% owned at the end of 3Q 2005)

    * Dairy Queen

    * The Coca-Cola Company (8.3% owned at the end of 2004)

    * The Pampered Chef

    * See's Candies

    Clothing

    * Fechheimer Brothers Company

    * Fruit of the Loom

    * Garan Children's Clothing

    * H.H. Brown Shoe Group

    * Justin Brands

    Furniture Related

    * CORT Business Services

    * Jordan's Furniture

    * Larson-Juhl

    * Nebraska Furniture Mart

    * RC Willey Home Furnishings

    * Star Furniture

    Materials and Construction

    * Acme Brick Company

    * Benjamin Moore & Co.

    * Clayton Homes

    * ISCAR Metalworking

    * Johns Manville

    * MiTek

    * Precision Steel Warehouse, Inc.

    * Shaw Industries

    Media

    * The Washington Post Company (18.1% owned at the end of 2004)

    * The Buffalo News

    * Business Wire

    Logistics

    * XTRA Corporation

    * McLane Company

    Luxury Items

    * Ben Bridge Jewelers

    * Borsheim's Fine Jewelry

    * Helzberg Diamonds

    Other

    * Scott Fetzer Companies

    * MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

    * NetJets

    * NetJets Europe

    * FlightSafety

    * CTB Inc.

    * Procter & Gamble (3.0% owned at the end of 2005)

    * PetroChina (1.3% owned at the end of 2004)

    * Blue Chip Stamps

    Pretty impressive holding company, wouldn't you agree?

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  • AE N
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Warren Buffet's Burkshire Hathaway is a Holding co

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  • 1 decade ago

    All banks are required to be held by a holding company.

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