Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway) Stock Portfolio – Update 2009 Q2

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A / BRK.B) stock updates for the second quarter of 2009 (End of 6/30/2009): New Additions: BDX [Becton Dickinson & Co.] – 1,200,000 shares were purchased.  New Jersey based Becton, Dickinson & Co (BD) was incorporated in 1906, and is a medical technology manufacturer of medical supplies, devices, lab equipment, and diagnostic products.  The company operates under three...

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What Is All The Stress With The Bank Stress Test?

There has been a lot of buzz lately regarding the US government’s stress test on the banks. This article with the tongue twister title will sum up what is it, what it really means for investors, and how concerned we should be about it. What Is It? The test is an analysis of the assets on the books of 19 of the largest U.S. banks implemented by the US Treasury, by applying scenarios that simulate the impact of a deeper recession....

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Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) Stock Portfolio – Update 2008 Q4

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway stock updates for the fourth quarter of 2008: New Additions: NLC [Nalco Holding Corporation] – 8,739,100 shares were purchased.  Based in Naperville, Illinois, Nalco is a integrated water treatment company that produces products and services to prevent corrosion, contamination, and the build up of harmful deposits.  The company operates in the industrial and institutional services,...

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Bank Valuation VII

I apologize for the slightly longer than usual time between posts these last two weeks.  Its been a busy 2 weeks.  Up to this point in this series, I have discussed only quantitative/numeric metrics.  However, in this article I will discuss some qualitative metrics related to bank itself. The final article in the series will be posted the following week.  So far we covered the following metrics: – Net Interest Margin (NIM)...

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Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) Stock Portfolio – Update 2008 Q3

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway stock updates for the third quarter of 2008: New Additions: ETN [Eaton Corp] – 2,908,700 shares were purchased. The Cleveland company is an industrial parts and systems manufacturer. It is involved designing, manufacturing, servicing, and marketing of industrial electrical systems and parts.  The company operates in four different business segments, including electrical, fluid power,...

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