Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Buffett Says Social-Networking Sites Overpriced Ahead of IPOs

Warren Buffett, the billionaire stock picker and takeover specialist, said investors should be wary of valuations for social networking websites as some of the industry’s biggest startups prepare for initial share sales.

“Most of them will be overpriced,” Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said today in New Delhi. ”It’s extremely difficult to value social-networking-site companies,” he said, without specifying companies. “Some will be huge winners, which will make up for the rest.”