This is the list of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)(BRK-B) public equity holdings as of December 31, 2009…. so these are his positions going into 2010. We have broken these into 3 groups for ease and these are the holdings listed in the group of ‘R to Z.’
- Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is a raised holding of 8.29 million shares after he started the position the prior quarter in his move to invest with (or behind) Bill Gates.
- Sanofi Aventis (NYSE: SNY) more than 3.9 million shares, same as before.
- Sun Trust Bank (NYSE: STI) is a decreased position of almost 2.4 million shares, down from 3.079 million shares a quarter ago and down from 3.2+ million two quarters ago.
- Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is NOT a common stock… but Buffett still holds the preferred shares and warrants.
- Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK) roughly 2.82 million, same as before.
- Travelers Cos (NYSE: TRV) is the same as 27,336 shares, a tiny holding.
- US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) roughly 69 million; Same as quarter before.
- USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) 17.072 million shares, same as before.
- United Health Group (NYSE: UNH) is a decreased holding of 1.175 million shares, down from 3.4 million shares a quarter ago and marks the third consecutive decline in holdings here.
- United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) 1.429 million shares, same as before.
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is an increased position at just over 39 million shares versus 37.8 million a quarter ago and well above the 19.9+ million shares two quarters ago.
- Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) over 1.72 million shares, same as before.
- Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) was an increased position of close to 319.5 million shares versus 313.3 million shares a quarter ago and above the 302 million two quarters ago and even above the 290+ million shares three quarters ago.
- Wellpoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP) is a decreased position of 1.343 million shares, down from 3.394 million shares a quarter ago and down 3 quarters in a row.
- Wesco Financial Corp. (NYSE: WSC) 5.703 million shares, same as before.
Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) was eliminated as a holding as Buffett already had his all-in bet on America with BNSF.
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JON C. OGG