Morningstar's Drew Woodbury says Berkshire's increasing cash position and Buffett's succession plan will be among the main focus points this weekend in Omaha.
Morningstar's Drew Woodbury and Gregg Warren give their take on how Berkshire's culture will change after Buffett departs and other key issues from the first half of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting.
Although this year's Berkshire Annual Meeting didn't break new ground, it underscored the attractiveness of Berkshire shares, say Morningstar's Drew Woodbury and Gregg Warren.
In Part 1 of a 5-part series, Morningstar's Gregg Warren and Drew Woodbury explore the pros and cons of using an earnings multiple to value Berkshire Hathaway.
In Part 2 of a 5-part series, Morningstar's Gregg Warren and Drew Woodbury look at how book value can provide a rough guide to Berkshire's intrinsic value.
In Part 3 of a 5-part series, Morningstar's Gregg Warren and Drew Woodbury say the so-called two-column approach to valuing Berkshire can be useful, but it also has significant shortcomings.
In Part 4 of a 5-part series, Morningstar's Gregg Warren and Drew Woodbury say valuing Berkshire's insurance and investment units using the float method is hypothetically an improvement, but in practice a number of important problems pop up.
With the U.S. market for life insurance mature, firms are increasingly looking to Asia for growth, says Morningstar's Drew Woodbury .
A profitable year and the potential for a stronger pricing environment has left the insurance industry in a position to absorb losses, says Morningstar's Drew Woodbury .
Morningstar's Paul Larson and Drew Woodbury give their take on the first-half of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.