An Updated Look At Warren Buffett’s Portfolio

You can learn a lot about investing in the stock market by looking at the portfolios of the best investors. When it comes to investing, there is none better than Warren Buffett. Let’s take a look at the top 10 stocks that Warren Buffett is holding in his portfolio as we close out the final quarter of 2010.


Name                         Symbol               Shares                               Approximate Value

1. CocaCola Company (KO)             200,000,000 shares      $13 billion dollars

2. Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) 336,408,845 shares      $10.5 billion dollars

3. American Express Co. (AXP)  151,610,700 shares         $6.5 billion dollars

4. Proctor & Gamble  Inc. (PG)     76,766,036 shares          $5 billion dollars

5. Kraft Foods (KFT)                      105,214,584 shares          $3.3 billion dollars

6. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)        42,624,563 shares          $2.6 billion dollars

7. WalMart Stores Inc. (WMT)    39,037,142 shares        $2.1 billion dollars

8. Wesco Financial Corp (WSC)   5,703,087  shares        $2.1 billion dollars

9. ConocoPhillips (COP)               29,109,637 shares         $2 billion dollars

10.U.S. Bancorp (USB)                 69,039,426 shares          $1.9 billion dollars

The top 10 stocks are important because these are the only companies in which the holding’s value is greater than $1 billion dollars. The total stock value of the entire Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is just under $54 billion dollars. Keep in mind that this is according to the last recorded financial statements filed by Berkshire. No one knows what moves Buffett has been making this quarter.

I do follow after Buffett’s investing style and have owned 3 companies on the list for a long time. The goal of this site is to try and buy stocks like Warren Buffett.

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4 Responses to “An Updated Look At Warren Buffett’s Portfolio”

  1. Warren Buffett is one smart dude, but I’m shocked to see his 200,000,000 shares of Coca-Cola. Sure, they’ve had a great run over the years, but they’ve got to be falling star soon, right? They can’t stay on top forever.

    • avatar Mark says:

      Coke could stay on top for another 100 years. Soft drink customers are fiercely loyal to their brands.

    • avatar Joe says:

      His average price on KO is so low (near $2/share I think!) and he gets dividends on it…there’s no point in selling! One doesn’t benefit as a new buyer of KO. So basically, for relevance, you have to look at what Warren is buying *now* …positions he’s adding and cutting and also taking into account his average price in current positions. ….WFC, GS, GE, USB, AXP would be the most significant. If you want to copy him, buying these would make sense. And also buying CNI (railroads) to emulate his BNI acquisition.

  2. I think that when an individual is analysing his portfolio, it is a great idea to look at what the “professionals” such as Buffet are doing. This is especially good advice for those people who do not have much investment expertise.

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