Berkshire Hathaway, the name says it all. This is the investment company lead by Warren Buffet.
A very humble website, from the most respected investor in the world.
The top 10 holdings in listed companies are:
Wells Fargo = 21.47% of the BH Portfolio = 463,131,623 shares
Coca Cola Co = 18.02% of the BH Portfolio = 400,000,000 shares
IBM = 14.62% of the BH Portfolio = 68,121,984 shares
American Express = 12.73% of the BH Portfolio = 151,610,700 shares
Procter & Gamble = 4.57% of the BH Portfolio = 52,793,078 shares
Wal-Mart Stores = 4.12% of the BH Portfolio = 49,247,235 shares
U.S. Bancorp = 3.18% of the BH Portfolio = 78,277,301 shares
DIRECTV Group Inc = 2.58% of the BH Portfolio = 37,275,400 shares
DaVita HealthCare Partners = 2.03% of the BH Portfolio = 29,947,812 shares
Phillips 66 = 1.80% of the BH Portfolio = 27,163,918 shares
Total Number of stocks held by Berkshire Hathaway is 42.
The value = $89,031,205,000 = $89 Billion
Financials make up = 40.86% of the Portfolio
The shares are 2 classes of stock, A and B
Berkshire A [http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=brk.a]
Berkshire B [http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=brk.b]
This explains the difference:
A share of Class B common stock has the rights of 1/1,500th of a share of Class A common stock
except that a Class B share has 1/10,000th of the voting rights of a Class A share.
Class A share price analysis of the shareprice.
27 Oct 1993 = $17,100
24 Oct 2006 = $100,000
9 Oct 2013 = $168,075
Today the share price is about $171,295
Imagine owning one share in Berkshire Hathaway in the 1980s….
Buffett insists on keeping at least $20 billion in cash on Berkshire’s balance sheet at any given time.
A brilliant investor, a long term value investor.