Key Changes in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings

August 19 02:59 2015

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. have released the official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway as of June 30, 2015. It has been the case for years now that 24/7 Wall St. has released the full list of holdings, and we have included color on changes in the positions or in the value of those holdings through time.AP BUFETT LUNCH A F FILE USA NE

As we have seen in many announcements, over half of Buffett’s total equity holdings are heavily concentrated in just four top holdings, as follows: Wells Fargo & Co., International Business Machines Corp., Coca-Cola Co. and American Express Co. Approximately 58% of the aggregate fair value of equity investments was still concentrated in just four public companies, roughly the same as in March and down from 59% at the end of 2014.

Another issue which was seen in this 13F filing was that the public equities value of the portfolio was $107.18 billion, while the last earnings report showed a value of $110.776 billion. The 13F filing showed that “confidential information has been omitted from the public Form 13F report and filed separately with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,” which means that what you see here may be different in reality.

What the total public stock holdings from the full 13F-HR filing do not show is the amount of holdings held in preferred shares, nor in the big companies which have gone private. Berkshire Hathaway invested $3 billion in 2009 into preferred shares of Dow Chemical Co., and it invested $5 billion for Preferred shares and warrants in Bank of America Corp. in 2011. Buffett has a big stake worth over $11 billion in Heinz as well.

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