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Massive Changes for Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett Stocks in 2017

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) was the same 4.934 million shares at the end of 2016. While unchanged from prior quarters, the Mastercard stake was 5,229,756 shares at the end of 2015.

Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is the same position again at 578,000 shares, remaining handily lower than in the past and dating back to the Kraft breakup.

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) was a new stake listed as some 8.04 million shares at the end of 2016.

Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) was the same position of 24.669 million shares yet again, but this stake is much lower than in years past.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) is still a tiny stake of just 315,400 shares, same as in March and in April. This had previously been listed as almost 52.8 million shares in the prior formal 13F report before the Duracell swap. P&G had once peaked at 96.3 million shares in the Buffett stocks.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) was the same stake at 8.438 million shares. As noted previously, this stake is much larger if you consider the $3 billion in perpetual preferred shares Buffett received.

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

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

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) was the same size of 8.951 million shares at the end of 2016, and the same as at the end of 2015. This stake was raised from 6.228 million shares in prior reports, versus 4.747 million shares at the end of 2014.

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) was the same position of just 59,400 shares, which is way down from 2012.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) was the same size of 85.06 million shares at the end of 2016, but this stake had been raised slightly before the prior quarters (it was 80.09 million shares at the end of 2014).

USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was the same stake at just over 39.002 million shares, but this had been raised prior to the end of 2014.

Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) was the same 12.952 million share stake, but that had been reduced previously from 13.044 after having previously grown in 2014.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was practically eliminated, down to just 928 shares worth a mere $50,000 at the end of 2016. This was likely overlooked as it was 15 million shares during most of 2016.

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

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) was the same size stake of 10.562 million shares versus at the end of the third quarter, but this stake is up from 10.239 million shares at the end June and up from 9.885 million shares in 2015.

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) was listed as 3.368 million shares and this stake has fluctuated through time.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was a massively lower stake, down to 1.393 million shares at the end of 2016. That stake had been cut down to about 12.9 million shares at the end of September and had been as high as 60.385 million shares during 2015.