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Acclaimed short seller Jim Chanos explains why he’s betting against a healthcare business loved by Warren Buffett

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  • Legendary short seller Jim Chanos — the president and founder of Kynikos Associates — says he’s made a bet against kidney dialysis company DaVita, which counts Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate as its biggest shareholder.
  • Chanos named a recent lawsuit against DaVita as a major risk, and challenged Berkshire for investing in the company based on its insurance holdings.
  • While Chanos said the company faces multiple regulatory threats and growth has been weak, he said Berkshire’s seal of approval has made its stock expensive.
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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com