Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) is a company that splits opinions in the investing community. Most value investors are happy to own shares in the conglomerate, following Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s lead. On the other hand, growth investors and some value investors avoid Berkshire Hathaway due to its industrial roots and key man risk.
But while Berkshire stock splits opinions among investors, there is no denying that over the years, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) has achieved the best returns around for his investors. Since 1965 to December 2015, Berkshire’s shares have returned 20.8% per annum for a cumulative gain of 1,598,284%, compared to an overall gain for the S&P 500 with dividends included of 11,335%. Over the same period, Berkshire’s book value has increased by 19.2% per annum, or 798,981% on a cumulative basis. Continue Reading »