One of the greatest investors of all time, Warren Buffett has shares worth $ 282 billion in just four stocks. Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway reported quarterly earnings on Saturday, showing rising operating profits and continuing share buybacks. The report also reveals that billionaire and CEO Buffett has built up 69% of Berkshire’s investment portfolio with four names as of March 31. The highly concentrated portfolio includes the following companies:
- Apple: $ 110.9 billion
- Bank of America: $ 40.0 billion
- American Express: $ 21.4 billion
- Coca-Cola: $ 21.1 billion
These companies were Buffett’s four largest positions at the end of December, according to previous statements. The amount of the investment was announced as part of Berkshire’s quarterly report. The full picture of Berkshire’s holdings as of March 31 is scheduled to be released later this month as part of the 13-F large investment fund application period.
On a sector basis, Berkshire said it had invested $ 136.2 billion in consumer products, $ 78.8 billion in banks and finance, and another $ 67.1 billion in commercial and industrial companies. Berkshire reported $ 4.69 billion in return on investment in the first quarter, although Buffett has repeatedly said its shareholders should not pay attention to short-term and unrealized fluctuations in the company’s portfolio.
Of the four largest holdings, Bank of America and American Express rose sharply in 2021, outpacing the broader market amid a strong period for financial stocks. Apple and Coca-Cola have seen a decline since the beginning of the year. However, Apple remains the company from which Buffett made tens of billions of dollars.
Junior Trader Nikolay Nankov