Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of legendary holding company Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), is often called the greatest value investor of all time. Although Buffett identifies targets based on their “intrinsic value,” a number of Berkshire’s holdings look like cheap stocks by more prosaic value indicators, too.
Not every stock held by Berkshire Hathaway is necessarily a bargain at its current share price. After all, Buffett has held some of these names for decades. To that end, we scoured Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio of nearly 50 stocks to find the ones that look like they’re on sale these days.
In some cases, we relied on forward price-to-earnings multiples, which show what a stock costs in light of its expected earnings growth. (The S&P 500, by the way, trades at 18.6 times expected earnings, by Yardeni Research’s calculations.) In others, we also took into consideration book values. And naturally we paid attention to long-term growth forecasts and fundamentals.
After sorting through the Berkshire Hathaway equity portfolio with those criteria in mind, these 10 names stood out among the cheapest Warren Buffett stocks.