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Berkshire to Buy Back Shares as Cash Exceeds $40 Billion

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which has shunned buybacks for four decades, will repurchase shares for as much as 110 percent of their book value, saying the stock is undervalued after falling 17 percent this year. Berkshire jumped in New York trading.

“The underlying businesses of Berkshire are worth considerably more than this amount,” the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said today in a statement. “If we are correct in our opinion, repurchases will enhance the per-share intrinsic value of Berkshire shares.”