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Top 15 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stocks Investment Holdings of 2010

Updated on March 16, 2011
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Intro

Warren Buffett is well known in investing world and is known as the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Everyone will follow the Oracle of Omaha in a heartbeat. He is known for its value investing strategy. If you are new investors or traders, I would recommend you to read all about Warren Buffett. One of the good starting points is by reading Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letters. This letter is published around end of February every year. For 2011, the 2010 letter has recently been published in Berkshire Hathaway’s website. The letter can provide an insight about his thought about investing as well as US or World economy in general for upcoming years. Any investors and traders can learn Buffett’s investing philosophy.

One of the first things I check is the Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Investment. Investor can check the new investment as well as the cost basis of its investment. The following is the latest Top 15 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Investment. I have provided the complete table with the stock investment portfolio with all the details such as cost / share, current value, total cost, original purchase cost, and more. I think this information can provide as a guide for new investor to invest in these companies. Please note, Berkshire Hathaway may use options or derivative contracts to lower its stock cost. You can read all this information through Berkshire Hathaway website. 


Top 15 List

As of December 31, 2010, The Top 15 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Investment includes:

  1. Coca-Cola Co
  2. Wells Fargo Co
  3. American Express
  4. Procter & Gamble
  5. Kraft Foods Inc
  6. Munich RE
  7. Johnson & Johnson
  8. US Bancorp
  9. Wal-Mart Stores Inc
  10. ConocoPhillips
  11. Posco
  12. Sanofi Aventis
  13. Tesco Plc
  14. BYD Co LTD
  15. Others

All information is updated on 12/31/2010

Note: Foreign investment value is converted in dollar term. There might be a slight conversion differences.

Top 15 Berkshire Hathaway Holdings Info

(click column header to sort results)
No  
Company  
Ticker  
Average Cost / share  
Market Cost / Share  
Gain / Loss  
1
Coca Cola Co
KO
$6.50
$65.77
911.85%
2
Wells Fargo Co
WFC
$22.33
$30.99
38.78%
3
American Express
AXP
$8.49
$42.92
405.54%
4
Procter & Gamble
PG
$6.41
$64.33
903.59%
5
Kraft Foods Inc
KFT
$32.99
$31.51
-4.49%
6
Munich RE
BIT:MUV2
$150.37
$151.82
0.96%
7
Johnson & Johnson
JNJ
$61.06
$61.85
1.29%
8
US Bancorp
USB
$30.76
$26.97
-12.32%
9
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
WMT
$48.49
$53.93
11.22%
10
ConocoPhillips
COP
$69.67
$68.10
-2.25%
11
Posco
SEO:005490
$194.55
$432.17
122.14%
12
Sanofi Aventis
EPA:SAN
$79.69
$64.06
-19.61%
13
Tesco Plc
LON:TSCO
$5.84
$6.64
13.70%
14
BYD Co LTD
BYDDF ?
$1.03
$5.25
409.71%
15
Others
N/A
N/A
N/A
64.11%
As of 12/31/2011

Top 5 Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

1. Coca Cola

Coca Cola (Ticker: KO) is always a feature in Berkshire Hathaway Stock Investment. It is one of the longest holding by Warren Buffet. The Coca-Cola Co is the owner and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage brands. It is one of the most well known brands in the world. It also produces, processes, distributes and markets concentrates and syrups used to produce nonalcoholic beverages. Coca Cola or Coke possess or licenses and sells more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages but also a variety of still beverages, such as juices and juice drinks, waters, enhanced waters, instant coffees and teas, and energy and sports drinks in variety different markets including emerging market, USA, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and more.

2. Wells Fargo Co

Wells Fargo Co (Ticker: WFC) is also another long term holding in Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. Wells Fargo is one of the largest financial bank holding companies. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides banking, insurance, trust and investments, mortgage banking, investment banking, retail banking, brokerage and consumer finance through banking stores, the internet online and other distribution channels to individuals, businesses and institutions. It also offers a retail brokerage subsidiary and a real estate investment trust. 


3. American Express

American Express (Ticker: AXP) is a diversified financial services company, with worldwide operations and a strong brand name. It is a significant player in charge and credit card products, and travel-related services worldwide. The company is primarily organized in 2 groups, the Global Consumer Group and the Global Business-to-Business Group. American Express sells its products and services to various customer groups including consumers, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and banking and financial institutions through various channels such as direct mail, online applications, sales forces and direct response advertising.

4. Procter & Gamble Co

The Procter & Gamble Co  (Ticker: PG) is amongst the world’s largest consumer product companies, boasting of an array of well known brands including Gillette, Bounty, Charmin, Crest, Olay, Pampers, Pantene, Pringles, and Tide amongst others. The firm, established in 1905, has a wide selection of beauty, healthcare, food and household products including cosmetics, shaving products, personal health care, pet care, snacks, laundry products, batteries, and diapers. It sells its products in more than 180 countries around the world.

5. Kraft Foods Inc

Kraft Foods is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of packaged food and grocery products worldwide. The Kraft’s products include snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals, and various packaged grocery products. The company’s brands include Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings; Oscar Mayer meats; Philadelphia, cream cheese; Maxwell House and Jacobs coffee; Nabisco cookies and crackers and its Oreo cookie brand; Milka chocolates; and LU biscuits. It also acquired Cadbury.


How to invest in Foreign stock exchange?

Berkshire Hathaway also invests in various different stock exchanges around the world. For regular investor, it is difficult to invest in these companies. Luckily some of these companies are also listed in US Stock Exchange in a form of American Depositary Receipt (ADR). I also provide ADRs related to the stock mentioned above. You can invest in these ADRs or ADS. These companies include Sanofi Aventis, Posco, Tesco Plc, and BYD Co LTD.

To buy these companies stocks, you will need a brokerage. Please check my brokerage account overview.


Invest in ADRs

No
Company Description
Stock / ADR
ADR Ticker
Cost/share in ADR
Market Cost/share in ADR
1
Sanofi Aventis
2
SNY
$39.85
$32.03
2
Posco
4
PKX
$48.64
$108.04
3
Tesco Plc
0.33
TSCDY
$17.52
$19.92
Updated on December 31st, 2010

Top 15 Berkshire Hathaway Holdings Data

(click column header to sort results)
No  
Company  
Ticker  
shares  
Total Cost  
Buy Cost / share  
Market Cost / share  
Total Market Cost  
Note  
1
Coca Cola Co
KO
200,000,000
$1,299,000,000
$6.50
$65.77
$13,154,000,000
 
2
Wells Fargo Co
WFC
358,936,125
$8,015,000,000
$22.33
$30.99
$11,123,430,514
 
3
American Express
AXP
151,610,700
$1,287,000,000
$8.49
$42.92
$6,507,131,244
 
4
Procter & Gamble
PG
72,391,036
$464,000,000
$6.41
$64.33
$4,656,915,346
 
5
Kraft Foods Inc
KFT
97,214,584
$3,207,000,000
$32.99
$31.51
$3,063,231,542
 
6
Munich RE
BIT:MUV2
19,259,600
$2,896,000,000
$150.37
$151.82
$2,924,000,000
possibly invest directly in German
7
Johnson & Johnson
JNJ
45,022,563
$2,749,000,000
$61.06
$61.85
$2,784,645,522
 
8
US Bancorp
USB
78,060,769
$2,401,000,000
$30.76
$26.97
$2,105,298,940
 
9
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
WMT
39,037,142
$1,893,000,000
$48.49
$53.93
$2,105,273,068
 
10
ConocoPhillips
COP
29,109,637
$2,028,000,000
$69.67
$68.10
$1,982,366,280
 
11
Posco
SEO:005490
3,947,555
$768,000,000
$194.55
$432.17
$1,706,000,000
possibly invest directly in Korea
12
Sanofi Aventis
EPA:SAN
25,848,838
$2,060,000,000
$79.69
$64.06
$1,656,000,000
possibly invest directly in France
13
Tesco Plc
LON:TSCO
242,163,773
$1,414,000,000
$5.84
$6.64
$1,608,000,000
possibly invest directly in UK
14
BYD Co LTD
BYDDF ?
225,000,000
$232,000,000
$1.03
$5.25
$1,182,000,000
possibly invest directly in China
15
Others
N/A
N/A
$3,020,000,000
N/A
N/A
$4,956,000,000
 
Market Cost is based on December 31, 2010 closing price

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      6 years ago from Camarillo, CA

      @theking202 and @chamilj,

      Thanks for stopping by. Glad that you like this article. Warren Buffet is indeed one of the greatest investor.

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      6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Nice Hub. There is no doubt Warren Buffett is the most successful investor. Worth following him.

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      This guy is a genius I follow his investment advice, my role model Warren Buffet.

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