Berkshire Hathaway may be in Buffett's buyback range

|About: Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.A)|By:, SA News Editor

Underperforming the S&P 500 this year by 220 basis points is Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) which is down 7.2% since January 1. At $165,150, the A-class shares are trading for just 1.3x September 30 book value of $126.8K.

Seeing as it's likely book value is higher today than it was more than 4 months ago, Berkshire could well be below the 1.2x book at which Warren Buffett has said it makes sense to buy back stock.