Berkshire Hathaway's 15 biggest stock holdings

BRK's Biggest Stock Holdings

As CEO and primary shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK), Warren Buffett, the world's most famous investor, has developed a well-known reputation of buying big stakes in companies he believes in. When Buffett buys shares of a company for BRK, the markets translate his moves as a vote of confidence for a firm's continued success.Although Berkshire Hathaway's holdings change, the company's most recent SEC filings* reveal where the Oracle of Omaha is most heavily invested. Here are the 15 publicl
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As CEO and primary shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway,Warren Buffett, the world's most famous investor, has developed a well-known reputation of buying big stakes in companies he believes in.

When Buffett buys shares of a company for Berkshire Hathaway, the markets translate his moves as a vote of confidence for a firm's continued success.

It is important to remember that Buffett does not personally make all of Berkshire's investment decisions. Two portfolio managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, each handle several billion dollars of investments on their own.

Holdings of less than $1 billion were probably bought by either Coombs or Weschler. Buffett has said he doesn't interfere with their decisions.

Although Berkshire Hathaway's holdings change, the company's most recent SEC filings* reveal where the company is most heavily invested. This list does not include wholly owned subsidiaries of Berkshire.

Here are the 15 publicly traded stocks, by value, that are the biggest holdings of Berkshire Hathaway.

You can also see data for all the stocks in Berkshire's filing, along with real-time market values of those stakes, with our interactive .

By Paul Toscano & Alex Crippen - Updated August 14, 2014

*All holdings are as of June 30, 2014, as reported in Berkshire Hathaway's 13F SEC filing on August 14, 2014, except as noted. Holding values are calculated as of the close on August 15, 2014.

15. Bank of New York Mellon (BK)

A Bank of New York Mellon Corp. branch in New York.
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Holding Value: $944 million
Shares: 24,652,836
Stake in Company: 2.2%

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of BK during the second quarter of 2014.

14. USG (USG)

US Gypsum (USG) dry wall board plant at Plaster City, near El Centro, Calif.
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Holding Value: $1.07 billion
Shares: 39,002,016
Stake in company: 27.5 percent

Berkshire Hathaway increased its holdings of USG by 12 percent during the second quarter of 2014 by converting debt.

13. General Motors (GM)

Holding Value: $1.12 billion
Shares: 32,960,056
Stake in company: 2.1 percent

Berkshire Hathaway increased its holdings of GM by 10 percent during the second quarter of 2014.


12. DirecTV (DTV)

Holding Value: $1.98 billion
Shares: 23,467,995
Stake in company: 4.7 percent

Berkshire Hathaway decreased its holdings of DTV by 32 percent during the second quarter of 2014.


11. Goldman Sachs (GS)

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Holding Value: $2.18 billion
Shares: 12,631,531
Stake in company: 2.9 percent

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of GS during the second quarter of 2014.



10. Moody’s (MCO)

Holding Value: $2.26 billion
Shares: 24,669,778
Stake in company: 11.7 percent

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of MCO during the second quarter of 2014.


9. DaVita (DVA)

Holding Value: $2.98 billion
Shares: 38,565,570
Stake in company: 17.9 percent

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of DVA during the second quarter of 2014. Stake as of November 10, 2014.


8. US Bancorp (USB)

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Holding Value: $3.33 billion
Shares: 80,094,497
Stake in company: 4.4 percent

Berkshire Hathaway increased its holdings of USB by less than 1 percent during the second quarter of 2014.


7. ExxonMobil (XOM)

Holding Value: $4.08 billion
Shares: 41,129,643
Stake in company: 1.0 percent

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of during the second quarter of 2014.



6. Procter & Gamble (PG)

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Holding Value: $4.33 billion
Shares: 52,793,078
Stake in company: 2.0 percent

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of PG during the second quarter of 2014.


5. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

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Holding Value: $4.37 billion
Shares: 58,797,259
Stake in company: 1.8 percent

Berkshire Hathaway increased its holdings of WMT by 1 percent during the second quarter of 2014.


4. International Business Machines (IBM)

Holding Value: $13.18 billion
Shares: 70,173,978
Stake in company: 7.0 percent

Berkshire Hathaway increased its holdings of IBM by 3 percent during the second quarter of 2014.


3. American Express (AXP)

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Holding Value: $13.23 billion
Shares: 151,610,700
Stake in company: 14.5 percent

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of during the second quarter of 2014.


2. Coca-Cola (KO)

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Holding Value: $16.07 billion
Shares: 400,000,000
Stake in company: 9.2 percent

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of during the second quarter of 2014.


1. Wells Fargo (WFC)

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Holding Value: $23.35 billion
Shares: 463,458,123
Stake in company: 9.0 percent

Berkshire Hathaway did not change its holdings of during the second quarter of 2014.