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How to Get a Dividend from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway


Let's say that you are a dividend investor who likes Warren Buffett. It won't do you any good to by Berkshire Hathaway A shares (BRK-A) or B shares (BRK-B), since the stock doesn't pay a dividend. So what's an income investor to do? You check out the list of all the stocks owned by Warren Buffett, then find the stocks with the highest yields and best financials. has a downloadable list of all the Berkshire Hathaway stocks, over 15 of which have yields above 2% and nine of which have yields more than 3%.

One of the high yielding stocks on the list is the international integrated energy company ConocoPhillips (COP), which yields 3.8% and has a forward PE of 8.1. This Houston, Texas company has been around since 1917, and has raised its dividend every year since the year 2001.

Another Buffett high yielder is Sanofi Aventis (SNY), paying a nice rate of 3.6%. This is the Paris, France based pharmaceutical company that markets Plavix, Ambien, Allegra, Nasacort, and numerous other medicines and vaccines. The stock has a forward price to earnings ratio of 7.

For more high yields and diversification, there is Kraft Foods (KFT), yielding 3.9%. This food, beverage, and snack company has a forward PE of 13.1.

To access a free list of the Warren Buffett stocks, which can be downloaded, changed, and sorted by yield and forward PE, go to

Author does not own any of the above.


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