This legacy technology giant makes up a stunning 40% of the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) designs, manufactures and markets consumer electronics and computers, and it has developed its own proprietary iOS and Mac OS X operating systems and related software platform/ecosystem.
Revenues are principally derived from the iPhone line of smartphones, the Macintosh family of notebook and desktop computers, iPad tablets, iPod portable digital music players, and the Apple Watch. The company also realizes revenue from software, peripherals, digital media and services. The technology giant consistently has churned out new products that the public loves, and an inexpensive iPhone was a recent offering. With a September debut for the iPhone 14, interest in the tech giant will ramp up once again.
Apple stock comes with a 0.57% dividend. Wedbush’s $220 price target is well above the $190.00 consensus target. The stock closed on Tuesday at $158.91.
Bank of America
The company posted very solid second-quarter results, and Buffett owns a stunning 1.1 billion of its shares. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) is a ubiquitous presence in the United States, providing various banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, corporations and governments in the United States and internationally. It operates 5,100 banking centers, 16,300 ATMs, call centers and online and mobile banking platforms.
Bank of America has expanded into several new U.S. markets, with scale across the country positioning it ideally to benefit from accelerating loan growth over the next two years. Moreover, unlike smaller peers, scale allows the bank to increase investment substantially over the next few years without notably jeopardizing returns, driving further market share gains.
Shareholders receive a 2.60% dividend. The Barclays target price is $51, while the consensus target is $42.41. Bank of America stock closed at $34.09 on Tuesday.
This integrated giant posted huge second-quarter results and remains a safer way for investors looking to get positioned in the energy sector. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) engages in integrated energy and chemicals operations worldwide.
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