Buffett & Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings


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From 247WallSt.com site,

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B, BRK-A) and Warren Buffett have just released the latest holdings of U.S.-listed equities as of March 31, 2011 for the Q2-2011 holdings.  These public stock holdings have been broken down into two groups of ‘A to L’ and ‘M to Z’ so it is more concise and clear to see the path of changes.  Here are Warren Buffett’s holdings and accompanying notes on each for the group ‘A to L’ in shares.  When the recent earnings came out, we did see that the equity holdings’ value at March 31 grew to over $61.8 billion from $59.8 billion as of December 31, 2010.

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) over 151.6 million shares, SAME AS last quarter.
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK) was the same 1,793,915 shares as last quarter.
Coca Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) was still listed as right at 200 million shares, SAME AS BEFORE.
Comdisco Holdings (NASDAQ: CDCO) was roughly 1.5 million shares, SAME AS BEFORE.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is roughly 29.1 million shares, slightly lower.
Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) 4,333,363 Shares, SAME AS last quarter after having lowered it before.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is static at 421,800 shares; SAME AS before but lowered from 1.276 million shares originally.
Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI) 1.74 million, SAME AS BEFORE but decreased from earlier.
General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE) 7.777 million shares; SAME AS before but this does not include the huge preferred shares from late in 2008 that are likely to be called from Buffett later this year.
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) 1.51 million shares, SAME AS last quarter.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is not listed, but Berkshire Hathaway still has all of those warrants from its 10% preferred share investment from the recession.
Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR) was kept at 636,600; SAME as last quarter but way down from prior reports.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) was static at just over 42.6 million shares; SAME as last quarter but well under the peak of 62 million before.
Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) was static at 105.21 million, SAME AS BEFORE but lower than before selling during the Cadbury purchase.
Lubrizol Corporation (NYSE: LZ) was not listed as a formal holding, but Berkshire Hathaway is trying to acquire this company despite the David Sokol issues.

What is interesting is that Berkshire Hathaway does not full reflect its full holdings.  Buffett is again keeping his cards close to the vest for what he thinks will be copy-cat share buying (most likely on Combs’ new positions).  This filing shows that “only” about $53.6 billion in equities are reflected here, but the most recent earnings report showed an equity value” of about $61.8 billion. It looks as though Warren Buffett was given permission to delay some of the new holdings.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B, BRK-A) is out with its new portfolio holdings as of March 31, 2011.  These have been broken down into two separate groups of ‘A to L’ and ‘M to Z’ so it is more concise and clear to see the path of changes.  Here are Warren Buffett’s holdings and accompanying notes for the group ‘M to Z.’  As a reminder, at the quarterly earnings we did see that the equity balance at March 31 grew to over $61.8 billion from $59.8 billion as of December 31, 2010.Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) is a brand new position, but a small one at 216,000 shares worth about $54.3 million as of March 31.
M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB) is 5.363 million, SAME AS BEFORE after having been previously cut.
Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) is the same 28.4 million as last quarter, but this is down from prior reports as Moody’s is slowly getting cut.
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) had been lowered in a prior period but that has been flat now for two quarters; position is now 76.7 million shares versus 96.3 million shares in prior quarters.
Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE: SNY) is SAME AS BEFORE at just over 4,06 million shares.
Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK) is SAME AS BEFORE at roughly 2.82 million shares.
US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the SAME AS BEFORE at roughly 69 million shares.
USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) SAME AS BEFORE at 17.072 million shares.
United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) SAME AS BEFORE at 1.429 million shares.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) SAME AS BEFORE at just over 39 million shares after having been raised before in 2010.
Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) SAME AS BEFORE at over 1.72 million shares.  Buffett kept his word so far about holding the Washington Post shares despite stepping down from its board.
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) grew yet again, but we already knew this after the earnings report.  This was listed as more than 358.9 million shares at March 31, 2011.  Wells Fargo was listed as over 342 Million shares one quarter earlier and over 336.4 million two quarters ago.
Wesco Financial Corp. (NYSE: WSC) is the same at about 5.7 million shares but it doesn’t really matter as Buffett and Berkshire are trying to acquire the rest of the company.

Again, today’s holding disclosure feels like a lot is missing as Berkshire Hathaway was given permission to not disclose certain positions (most likely Combs’s new picks).  The public equities list are $53.6 billion (plus change) versus the $61.8 billion noted above.  The Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) position is the only new position that we are allowed to see and it is too small to be a significant position.

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