Bigger Berkshire, Trimmer Price

The purchase of Burlington Northern plus a stock split are big deals.

Editor's note: This article originally was published in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. Read our updated online coverage for the latest developments involving Berkshire stock.

Berkshire Hathaway is about to expand just as its share price is about to slim down (although slimmer does not necessarily mean cheaper). It is a convergence of events that investors may find hard to resist.

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Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance