Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Full Stock Holdings, Higher Again

November 14, 2013 by Jon C. Ogg

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) and Warren Buffett have released the conglomerate’s full stock holdings as of September 30, 2013. This 13F filing with the SEC shows that the company’s total equity holdings came to $92.035 billion versus $89.03 billion at the end of June. Portfolio managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler are becoming fixtures at the company as far as their ability to add to positions.

24/7 Wall St. has tallied these positions up on the fly and given color and reference on each holding. We have seen many changes to positions, higher and lower.

The biggest change was Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) being added. We had suggested that Team Buffett needed to park its money there if it wanted more oil and gas exposure. After all, this is the second most valuable company out there and much larger than Berkshire Hathaway itself. This stake was valued at close to $3.3 billion at the end of the quarter.

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is a changed position but only since the September 30 cut off period. Sadly, we may not have the full story here yet on the exercise of warrants from its old preferred offering before. We will have to wait until early 2014 before knowing this situation, so stay tuned here on GE.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE WFC) was grown yet again. Buffett’s stake is now closing in on $20 billion worth of stock at $19.956 billion. He keeps buying this bank stock up, adding more and more each and every quarter regardless  of the share price. We can only expect more of the same until we are proven wrong. Some of this is likely put option writing.

The full list of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) stock holdings as of September 30, 2013 is as follows:

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) was roughly 151.6 million shares, SAME AS last quarter.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK) was ROUGHLY THE SAME at 24.6 million shares, which appears to be only a few thousand shares higher but too small to count.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (NYSE: CBI) was the SAME POSITION at 9.55 million shares, but this had been raised last quarter and was just over 6.5 million shares as of March 31.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) was right at 400 million shares, SAME AS before.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) was down to 13.529 million shares, LOWER THAN the 24.1 million shares in June.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) was 4,333,363 shares, SAME AS last quarter.

DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) was up at 31.446 million shares, HIGHER THAN last quarter. Be advised that more recent filings have been shown at even more shares and Buffett has entered into a standstill agreement not to buy more than 25% of the company after already having increased its in prior quarters.

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) was the SAME AS last quarter at roughly 4 million shares.

Dish Networks Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) was the SAME SIZE at only 547,312 shares, but this was previously a recent addition.

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) was down to 36.514 million shares, DOWN MARGINALLY from about 37.275 million shares in June.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was a NEW POSITION of 40.089 million shares valued at $3.3 billion. We have suggested over and over that if Buffett wants a big energy stock that Exxon was the best place to go due to his size and their size. Maybe Buffett read our stuff!

General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE) is listed as the SAME POSITION as small stake of 588,900 shares, but this was just recently added to from the Warrants being exercised. Again, this has already likely changed, unless he sold them already.

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is the SAME AS before at 40 million shares, but this was raised last quarter from 25 million shares.

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) is SMALLER YET AGAIN at 345,819 ADRs versus 1.476 million last quarter and 1.51 million shares previously.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) was roughly the SAME SIZE at just over 68 million shares. What is interesting is that Buffett has hinted at a larger position, yet we are not seeing it yet again. Maybe old Warren was generalizing.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) was the SAME SIZE at only 327,100 shares, but this way down from before. It is as if the portfolio managers forgot to exit this one.

Kraft Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) was the SAME SIZE at only 192,666 shares, but this is way down from the past and again like a position that was forgotten about.

Lee Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: LEE) was the SAME POSITION of only 88,863 shares, but a deal in 2013 may have given more leverage on the debt size.

Liberty Media Corp. (NASDAQ: LMCA) was the SAME POSITION of 5.62 million shares.

M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB) was the SAME POSITION at 5.38 million shares.

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) was the SAME POSITION at 405,000 shares.

Media General Inc. (NYSE: MEG) was the SAME POSITION of 4.64 million.

Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is the SAME SIZE at 578,000 shares, but this remains far lower than the past and seems like the portfolio managers forgot to clean up the position.

Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) was the SAME POSITION at 24.92 million shares, but this is lower than before.

National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV) was the SAME POSITION at 8.88 million shares, but this was higher than the 7.484 million shares previously and 5.3 million before that.

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) was the SAME POSITION at 27.16 million shares after having been added in prior quarters after the Conoco spin-off.

Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE: PCP) was the SAME POSITION at roughly 2 million shares, but this was higher before and still relatively new.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) was the SAME POSITION at 52.8 million shares but that had been lowered in 2012 from a prior peak of 96.3 million shares.

Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE: SNY) was only SLIGHTLY SMALLER at 3.905 million shares versus 4.06 million shares.

Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) was the SAME SIZE at 5.622 million shares.

Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU) was an INCREASED POSITION at 18,009,957 shares versus a new position of 17,769,457 last quarter.

Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK) was the SAME POSITION at more than 4.2 million shares.

US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) was LARGER YET AGAIN at 79.11 million versus 78.277 million shares last quarter and 61.458 million shares prior to that.

USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was the SAME POSITION at 17.072 million shares.

United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) was the SAME TINY POSITION at 59,400 shares, but this is way down from 2012 and hardly worth the effort.

VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is a SLIGHTLY LARGER POSITION at 10.961 million shares versus 10.897 million shares last quarter and versus 8.174 million shares prior to that.

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) was the SAME POSITION at 1,563,434 shares, but that is lower than prior quarters.

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA) was the SAME POSITION of 7.6+ million shares, but that had been raised in prior quarters.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) was the SAME POSITION of 1.555 million shares but this is still lower than in 2012.

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is the SAME POSITION at just over 4.076 million shares.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was the SAME POSITION at 49.247 million shares after being raised before.

Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) was the SAME POSITION at over 1.72 million shares.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) was RAISED YET AGAIN to 463.13 million shares. This one keeps growing and growing under Buffett.