Can You Name Warren Buffett's Top 5 Stock Holdings?
Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha” and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B), is one of the true legends of Wall Street and perhaps the face of the value investing philosophy itself. But can you name all of Warren Buffett’s five largest holdings?
5. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
Berkshire Hathaway currently owns over $5.2 billion of Wal-Mart stock. According to SEC filings, Buffett was adding to his position in Wal-Mart as recently as Q3 of 2014, during which Berkshire purchased shares for an average price of $75.76. Berkshire’s shares represent a 1.86 percent ownership of Wal-Mart.
4. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM)
Berkshire Hathaway owns nearly $11.1 billion of IBM stock. Filings show that Berkshire was buying more shares of IBM as recently as Q2 of 2014 for an average price of $188.37. Berkshire's position in IBM represents a 7.2 percent stake in the $153 billion company.
3. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP)
Berkshire Hathaway owns over $13 billion in American Express stock. Buffett hasn’t added to Berkshire’s position in American Express in recent years, but the stock remains one of Buffett’s largest holdings. Berkshire’s position in American Express represents 14.6 percent ownership of the company.
2. The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO)
Berkshire Hathaway owns over $17 billion of Coke stock. Buffett is still holding his stake in Coke after first buying shares in 1987, but has not added to the position in recent years. Berkshire’s Coke shares represent 9.2 percent ownership of Coca-Cola.
1. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC)
Buffett’s largest holding is Berkshire’s massive $23.9 billion position in Wells Fargo. According to filings, Buffett was adding to Berkshire’s stake in Wells Fargo as recently as Q2 of 2013, buying shares for an average price of $38.97. Berkshire’s Wells Fargo shares represent nearly 9 percent ownership of the company.
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