Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), oversaw a relatively quiet third quarter of buying and selling stocks. Berkshire made a new investment in the retail sector, pumped up its exposure to the oil patch and pared off a sliver of Apple (AAPL), among other moves.
We know what the greatest long-term investor of all time has been doing because the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requires all investment managers with more than $100 million in assets to file a Form 13F quarterly to disclose any changes in share ownership. These filings add an important level of transparency to the stock market and give Buffett-ologists a chance to get a bead on what he's thinking.
When Buffett starts a new stake in some company, or adds to an existing one, investors take that as a vote of confidence. On the other hand, if he pares his holdings in a stock, it can spark investors to rethink their own investments.
Here's the scorecard for what Berkshire Hathaway bought and sold during the three months ended Sept. 30, based on the most recent 13F that the company filed on Nov. 14. (And remember: Not all "Warren Buffett stocks" are actually his picks. Some smaller positions are believed to be handled by lieutenants Ted Weschler and Todd Combs.)SEE ALSO: Every Warren Buffett Stock Ranked: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio
The Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) portfolio, most of which was selected by Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, brings to mind ubiquitous blue-chip stocks such as American Express (AXP), Coca-Cola (KO) and, more recently, Apple (AAPL).
But a deep dive into Berkshire Hathaway's equity holdings reveals a more complicated picture.
Berkshire Hathaway held positions in 48 separate stocks as of Sept. 30, according to the most recent regulatory filing (Nov. 14) with the Securities and Exchange Commission - up from 47 during the second quarter of this year. But the portfolio of "Buffett stocks" isn't as diversified as the number might suggest. In some cases, BRK.B holds more than one share class in the same company. Also, some holdings are immaterial leftovers from earlier bets that the Oracle of Omaha has mostly exited, just not completely.
In fact, Berkshire Hathaway's equity portfolio is actually pretty concentrated. The top six holdings account for almost 70% of the portfolio's total value. The top 10 positions comprise a little more than 80%. Banks and airlines, to cite a couple of industries, carry quite a load in this portfolio. Then there's the fact that several Buffett stocks were picked by portfolio managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler.
Here, we examine each and every holding to give investors a better understanding of the entire Berkshire Hathaway portfolio.SEE ALSO: 50 Top Stocks That Billionaires Love
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However, there are ways to enjoy each other's company without breaking the bank. It just takes some creativity, which may prove more alluring to your partner than your willingness to waste money. Here are 15 cheap date ideas ideal for fall and winter months. Take a look.SEE ALSO: 12 Luxury Goods That Are Cheaper at Costco