In the spirit of World Cup competition, we're holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today. We're pitting 32 companies against each other and you, the reader, will determine the winner.
Google takes on Berkshire Hathaway for this first round-robin match up in our search for the better stock today.
Fool tech analyst Nathan Hamilton believes the number one reason Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) should win this match is global Internet access. Google followers know the company's long-standing intent to provide Internet access to the more than two thirds of the earth's population that remains without access.
The company is currently working on Project Loon, which involves launching balloons into the stratosphere to provide remote regions a point of Internet access. This project, and technologically driven iterations in future years, will create a much larger pie for all search competitors. And with a dominating 65% share of global search traffic, expanding Internet access over two fold stands to increase Google's top-line in years to come. Investors will want to keep an eye on Google as it expands Internet access globally and continues to take the lion's share of search traffic.
Financials analyst David Hanson believes the number one reason Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) should win this match is the company's unmatched reinvestment opportunities. Berkshire has its hands in multiples areas of the economy, from energy to railroads, and it can choose to reinvest its hefty profits in any of these businesses. That by itself would impressive, but the company still has the world's greatest long-term investor in Warren Buffett making these decisions. Buffett isn't young at 83 years old, but he appears to be getting savvier by the year and is currently sitting on as much capital as he's ever had available to him. The next 5 years at Berkshire Hathaway look incredibly bright.
Vote here to determine the winner of this match and sound off in the comments. Check back to Fool.com to see who advances in the tournament.