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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CNBC: Berkshire Hathaway's 15 Biggest Stock Holdings

As CEO and primary shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, the world's most famous investor, has developed a well-known reputation of buying big stakes in companies he believes in.

When Buffett buys shares of a company for Berkshire Hathaway, the markets translate his moves as a vote of confidence for a firm's continued success.

Although Berkshire Hathaway's holdings change, the company's most recent SEC filings* reveal where the 'Oracle of Omaha' is most heavily invested. This list does not include wholly owned subsidiaries of Berkshire.

Here are the 15 publicly traded stocks, by value, that are the biggest holdings of Berkshire Hathaway.


15. Washington Post (WPO)
Holding Value: $598.01 million
Shares: 1,727,765
Stake in company: 23.2 percent


14. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Holding Value: $709.27 million
Shares: 10,333,128
Stake in company: 0.4 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has decreased its holdings of JNJ by 18.68 million shares (-64%) since the previous reporting period.


13. DaVita (DVA)
Holding Value: $910 million
Shares: 9,300,000
Stake in company: 9.8 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has increased its holdings of DVA by 3.3 million shares (+55%) since the previous reporting period.

12. Phillips 66 (PSX)
Holding Value: $1.08 billion
Shares: 27,163,918
Stake in Company: 4.3%

This is a new holding for Berkshire Hathaway as of June 30, 2012.


 11. Moody’s (MCO)
Holding Value: $1.11 billion
Shares: 28,415,250
Stake in company: 12.8 percent
 AP | Holding value calculated as of August 14, 2012
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10. DirecTV (DTV)
Holding Value: $1.48 billion
Shares: 28,420,700
Stake in company: 4.5 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has increased its holdings of DTV by 5.42 million shares  (+24%) since the previous reporting period.

9. ConocoPhillips (COP)
Holding Value: $1.65 billion
Shares: 28,868,673
Stake in company: 2.4 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has decreased its holdings of COP by 232,300 shares (-1%) since the previous reporting period.


8. US Bancorp (USB)
Holding Value: $2.18 billion
Shares: 66,000,713
Stake in company: 3.5 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has decreased its holdings of USB by 3.04 million shares (-4%) since the previous reporting period.


7. Kraft Foods (KFT)
Holding Value: $2.40 billion
Shares: 58,826,390
Stake in company: 3.3 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has decreased its holdings of KFT by 19.19 million shares (-25%) since the previous reporting period.

6. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Holding Value: $3.46 billion
Shares: 46,708,142
Stake in company: 1.4 percent

  
5. Procter & Gamble (PG)
Holding Value: $3.98 billion
Shares: 59,602,203
Stake in company: 2.2 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has decreased its holdings of PG by 13.65 million shares (-19%) since the previous reporting period.


4. American Express (AXP)
Holding Value: $8.50 billion
Shares: 151,610,700
Stake in company: 13.3 percent 


3. Int'l Business Machines (IBM)
Holding Value: $13.22 billion
Shares: 6,645,396
Stake in company: 5.8 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has increased its holdings of IBM by 2.25 million shares (+3%) since the previous reporting period.


2. Wells Fargo (WFC)
Holding Value: $13.96 billion
Shares: 411,045,245
Stake in company: 7.8 percent

Berkshire Hathaway has increased its holdings of WFC by 16.7 million shares (+4%) since the previous reporting period.

 























1. Coca-Cola (KO)
Holding Value: $15.75 billion
Shares: 400,000,000 (split adjusted)
Stake in company: 8.9 percent



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