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

Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) was the same position at 3.905 million shares.

Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU) was the same 30 million share stake, but this used to be a smaller stake at 22.35 million last June. The stake had been increased in late 2014, and it had grown each quarter from the 13 million shares in March of 2014.

Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK) the same stake at 6.353 million shares.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) was the same stake of 8.951 million shares at the end of 2015. Its stake had previously been raised from 6.228 million shares in prior reports, versus 4.747 million shares at the end of 2014.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) was the same position of 85.06 million shares in March, versus 2015, but that stake had been raised slightly in June versus the 83.77 million shares at the end of March. That has grown from 80.09 million shares at the end of 2014.

USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was the same stake at just over 39 million shares, but this had been raised prior to the end of 2014.

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) was the same tiny position at 59,400 shares. The UPS stake is way down from 2012.

VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) was a tad larger at 13.044 million shares, up from a stake that had been static at 12.985 million shares. This one had previously grown in 2014.

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

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was the same stake at 15 million shares at the end of March, but that had been raised a year earlier.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) was a raised stake of 10.239 million shares at the end of March, up from 9.885 million shares, but the Visa stake had risen throughout 2014.

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is again slightly lower at 3.237 million shares. It was previously listed as 3.331 million shares, down from 3.559 million shares at the end of September and down from 3.78 million shares previously. At one point the stake was over 4 million shares.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was a stake that was decreased by 949,430 to some 55,235,863 shares, worth $3.78 billion at the end of March. That stake was 56.185 million shares at the end of 2015, the same versus September. This stake had previously been lowered as well, from 60.385 million shares at the end of June and after having been raised prior to 2015.

For a closing note — UBS was telling clients to buy shares of Berkshire Hathaway over a month before these holdings were released. Its projected upside was about 16%, and that is above the normal market performance expected.

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