Who doesn’t want to know what is inside the Berkshire Hathaway’s Portfolio and what all companies’ securities they are holding with Warren Buffett still running the company and providing numerous investment options? Warren Buffett is considered to be The Greatest Investor of All Times with his analysis of the security market. He has become the richest person just by taking key investment decisions. FinanceShed has brought some top picks from Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio.
Stocks Included in Berkshire Hathaway’s Portfolio
Apple has drastically become one of the top holdings of the portfolio and that too with a considerably wide margin. The Apple forms as huge as 23.77% of the whole portfolio and is the king of the Buffett portfolio. He is having huge respect and trust for Apple and the innovation it brings which clearly reflects in its holding of 250 million shares.
Bank of America
Buffett purchased these stocks at the time of Financial Crisis and recession and had a massive investment of $5 billion which gave him the preferred stocks that yield 6% and which is currently summed up to the total investment of $28.24 which forms about 12.39% of the total value of the Diversified Portfolio. Buffett had an eye for investment in BOA which now proves to be a highly successful investment.
After the whole clean-up process and despite having trimmed the exposure to stay under the 10% SEC threshold, Berkshire Hathaway’s stake in Wells Fargo is 9.93% having believed that the bank will overcome this situation and knowing the fact that they really aren’t losing the customers.
Berkshire Hathaway was listed as the largest holder of the Coca-cola in 2018 and has been consistently the highest stakeholder for many years with having a 9.4% stake of the total portfolio and having about 400 million shares. Buffett invested in the shares of this company since 1987. The reason why the stock has still in the portfolio id the huge dividend income and consistently increases in stock price.
American Express has two very important key factors that are pricing power and a more affluent cardholder base than rival credit card issuers. Buffett trusted this struggling company and helped them to generate capital way back in 1963. Currently, Berkshire Hathaway is holding American Express for 8.31% of its portfolio with 151 million shares.
Kraft Heinz, the food giant, was Berkshire’s number one holding of its total portfolio for about two years ago but this is one of such companies Buffett might regret including in its portfolio. Berkshire experienced a loss of about $3 billion over the period of its holding. Currently, the holding is about 5.33% of its portfolio with 325 million shares.
Buffett has something for bank stocks which is clearly evident from his portfolio. Buffett has added considerably to Berkshire’s U.S. Bancorp Investment, which is the oldest Buffett stocks in the portfolio, in recent years which results in a holding of about 3.1% of the total portfolio with 129 million shares.
JP Morgan Chase
As already discussed Buffett is a fan of bank stocks but at the same time, he is a fan of outstanding management abilities which are clearly possessed by CEO Jamie Dimon. This is one of the core reasons Buffett believed in stocks of JP Morgan Chase and invested 3.02% of his portfolio with about 59 million shares.
These were some of the key holdings of Berkshire Hathaway. Other holdings include Moody’s (2.24%), Bank of New York Mellon (2.05%), Delta Airlines (1.84%), Goldman Sachs (1.77%), Southwest Airlines (1.40%), General Motors (1.34%), Verisign (1.18%) and lot more.