Warren Buffett’s Top Stock Holdings Keep Changing

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Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) was the same stake of 8.04 million shares, but that had recently been considered a new stake in 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 stake has come way down over time, versus 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 has been 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 American depositary shares.

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

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) was no longer listed as a stake for Berkshire Hathaway.

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 in March versus the end of 2016. 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 previously, but this remained the same 928 shares, worth just $45,000, at the end of March. This stake was as much as 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 that it was 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 a lower stake at 2.908 million shares in March of 2017. This is down from 3.368 million shares at the end of 2016, but the size of this stake has fluctuated through time.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) stake, already known to be lower than in the past, was still the same 1.393 million shares at the end of March. 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.

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