Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance and holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Berkshire's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Omaha, Neb. (1889)|
|Market Cap||$196.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$143.7 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Warren Buffett (since 1970)
Vice Chairman Charles Munger (since 1978)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||7.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$37.3 billion / $60.4 billion|
HM Capital Partners LLC
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 3,335 members who have rated Berkshire believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this week, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFDeej, tapped the stock as a particularly timely bargain opportunity: "Even with the new uncertainty about Buffett's health, [Berkshire] is just too cheap to ignore at this level. Barring an economic implosion, its earnings should continue to improve and the new buy-back policy seems to have put a nice floor under the stock."
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