Should Warren Buffett Buy GE? Stranger Things Have Happened

General Electric's (GE) stock has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this week. CEO John Flannery's much ballyhooed reorganization plan hit Wall Street with a thud and GE shares plummeted into the $18.90s, a level they were trading at in the 1990s.

As I keep putting it in my columns on GE, "the market hates conglomerates," but then I always have to add "except for one." Yes, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) is still in a league of its own, and as GE fades into irrelevance -- its $160 billion market cap currently ranks it 24th in the S&P 500 by my calculations -- Berkshire (BRK.A and BRK.B) still ranks sixth in the market's overall league table....705 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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