Short Selling: Warren Buffett Holdings (June 2007)

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BRK/A, BNI, KO, PG, WMT, USG, AXP, WFC, MCO, JNJ, COP, UNP, USB, MTB, ASD, NSC, WLP, UNH, IR, HRB

It is always interesting to see how Wall Street bets with or against Warren Buffett’s stock holdings.  These are among the most recent holdings of the great Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A-NYSE) and you’ll be able to see how there was more of an increase in short selling in the Buffett holdings.  Keep in mind that by now many of these will no longer be current holdings because these public company holdings change from quarter to quarter, and for that matter there will be newer holdings that are not included in here.

Company        (TICKER)        JUNE     MAY    CHANGE
Burlington Northern (BNI)     6.24M    6.19M    +0.7%
Procter & Gamble (PG)         19.35M   14.2M    +36%   
American Express (AXP)       23.5M     21.6M    +8.9%
Wells Fargo (WFC)                 51.8M    35.9M    +44%
Moody’s (MCO)                          18M      17.5M    +3.3%
ConocoPhillips (COP)           21.38M  17.37M  +23%
Union Pacific (UNP)                4.5M       4.4M      +1.9%
Anheuser-Busch (BUD)         9.81M     6.79M    +44%
US Bancorp (USB)                  35.4M     25.2M    +40%
Wellpoint (WLP)                       5.62M     5.3M       +5.7%       
UnitedHealth (UNH)                9.7M      8.94M      +8.5%   
Ingersoll-Rand (IR)                 5.11M    3.31M       +54%
H&R Block (HRB)                    20.3M    23.3M       -12.7%
Coca-Cola (KO)                      20.19M   27.8M       -27%
Wal-Mart (WMT)                        37.1M    38.1M       -2.5%
USG (USG)                              14.97M   16.05M      -6.7%
SunTrust Banks (STI)             7.42M      7.94M       -6.5%
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)    15.37M    16.1M       -4.8%
M&T Bank (MTB)                      1.69M      1.93M       -12.7%
American Standard (ASD)      5.15M     7.46M       -30%   
Norfolk Southern (NSC)          4.7M       5.47M       -14%

As a reminder, last night Jim Cramer reviewed some of the Buffett holdings as well with an opinion about piggybacking on each of these.  Here is the critique Cramer gave for stock tickers UNP, USB, MTB, ASD, NSC, WLP, UNH, IR, HRB  and here is the critique he gave for stock tickers BNI, KO, PG, WMT, USG, AXP, WFC, MCO, JNJ, COP.

 

Jon C. Ogg
June 22, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at jonogg@247wallst.com; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.