GuruFocus Premium Membership

Serving Intelligent Investors since 2004. Only 96 cents a day.

Free Trial

Free 7-day Trial
All Articles and Columns »

Warren Buffett’s First Tweet – “Warren is in the House”

May 08, 2013 | About:

Sally Jones

49 followers
We all remember a first – the first kiss, the first car, the first job. Here's an Information Age first: This week the legendary Guru Warren Buffett, despite an aversion to technology, lost his Twitter-innocence at age 82 and tweeted his first digital proclamation of Being to a welcoming cyber-existence with: “Warren is in the House.” The Wall Street Journal responded with a Twitter welcome that read, “Pigs aren’t flying, lambs aren’t lying down with lions, and hell isn’t getting any cooler. But Warren Buffett is joining Twitter.”

Buffett has tweeted only twice so far and already has 405,635 followers. He is currently following no one, in true billionaire Guru fashion. His second tweet is especially meaningful to investors:

“Read my new essay on why women are key to America's prosperity (with a link).”

Also this week, longtime shareholder of Moody's Corp. (MCO), Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)(BRK.B) reduced its position by 6.15% on May 1 and by 5.16% on May 6. Berkshire Hathaway remains the largest shareholder of MCO, with a stake of about 26.6 million shares, or 11.9% of the company. In 2009, Berkshire held around 48 million MCO shares. Read the full MCO story here.

Up 65% for 12 months, Moody's Corporation (MCO) has a market cap of $13.83, and a P/E of 20.60 and a P/S of 5.10. Moody’s Corporation is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The corporation reported revenue of $2.7 billion in 2012, and employs approximately 6,800 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 28 countries.

Moody’s Corporation has had revenue growth of 20.8% over 12 months:

1367964270699.pngMCO data by GuruFocus.com

Finally, Berkshire’s MCO trade is a great demonstration of Buffett’s wisdom. He once said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Buffett told CNBC, “We’re selling Moody’s at six times what we paid.”

And that’s something to Tweet about.

Accept no substitutes for Buffett’s twitter account; this one is Da Man: Follow Guru Buffett on Twitter: @WarrenBuffett

For Warren Buffett’s top buys, top sales and top holdings, take a look:



Here is the complete portfolio of Warren Buffett.

More valuable information on Warren Buffett:

1. Warren Buffett's Undervalued Stocks

2. Warren Buffett's Top Growth Companies

3. Warren Buffett's High Yield stocks

4. Stocks that Warren Buffett keeps buying

If you are not a Premium Member, we invite you for a 7-day Free Trial.

GuruFocus "Real Time Picks" reports the stock purchases and sales that Gurus have made within the prior 2 weeks. The report time lag can be as short as 2 days after the date of the transaction. This feature is for Premium Members only.

Check out the GuruFocus special feature 52-week low screener. This special feature helps you find the stocks hitting new lows but are still held by top investor Gurus and Insiders. If billionaire Gurus own these stocks and are still increasing their positions, it means that they believe the stocks are undervalued. Researching these stocks may help you find deep valued stocks.

About the author:

Sally Jones
Sally Jones writes about Real Time Picks. She says, "I truly enjoy watching the Gurus in realtime and telling their story."

Rating: 4.4/5 (5 votes)

Comments

Please leave your comment:


Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK