Major Changes Seen in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings -- Including Apple

Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) was listed as 325,634,818 shares, identical to the stake at the end of 2015. This stake is from the 3 Capital deal and was worth some $25.58 billion at the end of March, but it has been suggested it may be coming down ahead after June.

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) the same 75.55 million shares in March, but Buffett’s stake is now over 10%, which makes it harder to add or sell shares without regulatory filings. The new value was $6.5 billion. This stake previously had been classified as an elimination in 2015 and then was shown after Buffett got the stake classified with the SEC as confidential.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was no longer listed as a stake held by Berkshire Hathaway, after having been diminished previously. It really tied back to a stake of DirecTV before the AT&T-DirecTV merger with a stake of 59.32 million shares initially. As of the end of 2015, AT&T’s stake was down by 12.74 million shares to 46.577 million shares.

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) was the same stake of 26,533,525 that it was at the end of 2015. This one bounced handily and was selected by one of Buffett’s portfolio managers rather than on his own. This was an admitted stance from Mr. Buffett.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA) was the same stake of 23.324 million shares, after having been listed as a new position of 20 million shares.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK) was 20.112 million, roughly the same as the prior quarter, but versus 24.6 million shares in the past.

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) was a slightly larger stake at 10.326 million shares, up from 10.281 million at the end of 2015. It previously had been 8.51 million shares, and having been viewed even lower prior to that. Charter was made a new stake in 2014.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) was the same stake at 4,333,363 shares.

DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) was a larger stake of 20.827 million shares. This is up from 38.565 million shares in 2015. This DaVita stake was raised on and off in prior quarters, but Buffett already had entered into a standstill agreement not to buy more than 25% of the company.

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) was a slightly larger stake of 23.28 million shares. This was listed as 22.884 million shares at the end of 2015, after some 5.83 million shares had been added at the end of last year. It had been lowered to 17.052 million shares previously, and 17.31 million shares that had been there in June and previously.

General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE) was the same stake of 10.585 million shares. This stake was raised in 2014 and had been telegraphed before because of the warrants.

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) was a the same stake of 50 million shares, but this previously had been raised from 41 million shares.

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