Book value

MetLife and Oasis Petroleum sell below book value

What do MetLife, Kelly Services and Oasis Petroleum have in common? Each is selling below book value. Book value is a company’s net worth (assets minus liabilities), usually expressed as a number per share outstanding. Buying stocks below book value is a classic bargain hunter strategy. Here are five titles below that I like. MetLife […]

Book value

Is Berkshire Hathaway Losing Its Book Value Bonus?

Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Getty Images To me, there is one glaring omission in Berkshire Hathaway’s quarterly report. Nowhere does Warren Buffett talk about his $220 billion stock portfolio. The 10-Q is a dense work of 55 pages, proliferating in tables and statistics. More than you […]