Daily News: September 17, 2012

Buffett’s GE Bet Pays Off Topping Warrant Strike Price


Bloomberg reported that General Electric’s gain of more than 20% this year is validating Warren Buffett’s $3 billion wager that the industrial giant would rebound after the financial crisis.

Bloomberg said GE climbed as high as $22.37, exceeding the $22.25 strike price of five-year warrants for the first time since Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy them in October 2008. GE’s stock has more than tripled since falling to $6.66, the lowest closing price in more than 16 years, in March 2009.

To read the Bloomberg story, click here.