New Warren Buffett & Berkshire Hathaway Stocks A-H (AXP, BUD, BAC, BNI, KMX, KO, CMCSA, COP, CDCO, COST, GCI, GE, GSK, HD)

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These are some of the changes we have seen in the holdings of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A).  We have consolidated these into groups and this group is alphabetical from A to H for the quarter ended on September 30, 2008:

  • American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) 151,610,700 shares
  • Anheuser Busch Cos. Inc. (NYSE: BUD) taken to 13,845,000 shares, from under under 15 million last quarter and from over 35 million in March
  • Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) 5,000,000 shares; DOWN from 9.1 million shares in June      
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (NYSE: BNI) 63,785,418 shares (although higher now)
  • Carmax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) 18,444,100; DOWN from 21.3 million shares in June
  • Coca Cola (NYSE: KO)  200,000,000 shares (same)
  • Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) 12 million shares (same)
  • Comdisco Holdings (NASDAQ: CDCO) over 1.5 million shares
  • ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) 59,688,000 in one unit, but about 83.9 million total; position was known about generally last quarter, but the size had been kept confidential.
  • Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) 5.254 million shares (same)
  • Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI) 3.447 million shares (same)
  • General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE) 7.777 million shares (same Sept., but now more)
  • GlaxoSmithkline (NYSE: GSK) 1.51 million shares (same)
  • Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) 3.7 Million shares; Down from 4,181,000 in June

Eaton Corp. (NYSE: ETN) was also listed as a new position for Berkshire, with more than 2.9 million shares being listed as the new position.

BUFFETT’S HOLDINGS "I to S"
BUFFETT’s HOLDINGS "T to Z"

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Jon C. Ogg
November 14, 2008