Berkshire Hathaway Inc. late Friday said its operating earnings rose to $4.6 billion, or $2,803 a share, from $3.9 billion, or $2,367 a share, a year ago. The conglomerate led by legendary investor Warren Buffett reported net earnings of $5 billion in the quarter, up from $4 billion in the year-ago period. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected the company to report adjusted operating earnings of $2,856.14 a share. Berkshire Hathaway stock fell 0.6% after ending the regular session up 1.8%.
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