Friday, August 13, 2010

Warren Buffett on Chocolate and Candy

The following video of Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK-A) Warren Buffett, gives great insight into how he thinks before making an investment, how he created value added for the company, and increased sales substantially. No wonder why he is a billionaire and top trader and investor.

In the video, he discusses his purchase of See's Candies, which operates over 200 retail shops in the western United States. You will also see Buffett's sense of humor. If you have never had See's Candies, you need to try some at your first opportunity. You will love the peanut brittle, my favorite.

If you think there are investment opportunities with other candy companies, here are a couple worth looking at.

Hershey (HSY), founded in 1894, is the largest manufacturer of chocolate in North America and one of the largest chocolate and candy companies in the world. Hershey's Kisses were invented in 1901 and their chocolate chips were introduced in 1928. The stock has a P/E of 22, a forward PE of 17, with a flavorful yield of 2.8%. It sports a PEG ratio of 2.39.

Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. (TR) is known for its ever famous Tootsie Rolls. It also produces Apple Pops, Charms, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Babies, and Tootsie Roll Pops. The stock has a P/E and forward PE of 26 and sports a yield of 1.3%.

If you want to see a list of all the publicly traded candy and chocolate stocks, go to

Author does not own any of the above.


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