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Warren Buffett's Top 5 Positions

Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.  He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world and I feel mimicking his investments could have a higher rate of return than the market in the long run.  As of June 30, 2011, funds at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway were valued at $52.36 billion, and at the end of the quarter Berkshire had 27 total positions.  Below are a list of the top 5 holdings:

Company

Ticker

Price

% of Buffett's Portfolio

The Coca-Cola Co

     KO

$67.85

25.70%

Wells Fargo & Co

    WFC

$26.67

18.90%

American Express Co

    AXP

$46.10

14.97%

The Procter & Gambel Co

     PG

$64.89

9.32%

Kraft Foods Inc

    KFT

$35.23

6.69%

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The Coca-Cola Co (KO) manufactures, distributes, and markets nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. It principally offers sparkling and still beverages.  The current price is $67.85 with a dividend yield of 2.8%, and makes up 25.7% of Buffett's portfolio.  Buffett holds 200 million shares and his position remains unchanged, which shows just how bullish he is with this company.

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) through its subsidiaries, provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement.  The current price is $26.67 with a dividend yield of 1.8%, and makes up 18.9% of Buffet's portfolio.  Buffett holds 352.33 million shares, and recently his position changed by +9.7 million shares, +2.8%.

American Express Co (AXP) together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services worldwide.  The current price is $46.1 with a dividend yield of 1.6%, and makes up 14.97% of Buffett's portfolio.  Buffett holds 151.61 million shares and his position remains unchanged.

The Procter & Gambel Co (PG) provides consumer packaged goods in the United States and internationally.  The current price is $64.89 with a dividend yield of 3.2%, and makes up 9.32% of Buffett's portfolio.  Buffett currently holds 76.77 million shares and his position remains unchanged.

Kraft Foods Inc (KFT) together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets packaged food products worldwide.  The current price is $32.23 with a dividend yield of 3.3%, and makes up 6.69% of Buffett's portfolio.  Buffett currently holds 99.47 million shares, and recently his position changed by -5.75 million shares, -5.5%.

One thing in common with all these stocks that I like is they all pay dividends, overall these seem to be safe bets, after all they do make up most of Buffett's portfolio!



Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.