Thursday, March 16, 2006

Name This Stock

From Market Watch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Want to buy a stock that trades at close to its five-year lows despite posting 13% annual earnings-per-share growth over that period? What if the stock also traded at a discount to the market on a price-to-earnings basis? Furthermore, what if Berkshire Hathaway (led by the legendary Warren Buffett) had initiated a sizable position during 2005? And lastly, what if the company stood to benefit greatly from a potential stabilization in energy prices?

Interested now? Look no further than the largest retailer in the world -- Wal-Mart.
We continue to be confounded by the lack of investor interest in one of the largest and most respected (and feared) companies in the world.