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Warren Buffett's Latest Buys And Sells | Berkshire Hathaway Q4/2012 Fund Portfolio

 February 21, 2013 03:22 PM
 


Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway Q4/2012 Fund Investing Strategies By Dividend Yield – Stock Capital, Investment. Warren Buffett is not only a wealthy investor; he is a person who inspired others.

In my blog, I publish on a regular basis a snapshot of Warren's latest activities on the market. I personally watch closely what he is doing. 

Sometimes we have the same ideas and sometimes I got some new ones from his latest stock buys and sells.

Linked is a current portfolio update of Warren Buffett's - Berkshire Hathaway - portfolio movements as of Q4/2012 (December 31, 2012). In total, he has 41 stocks with a total portfolio worth of USD 75.3 billion. Buffett bought two new companies and added ten additional stocks to his fund. The most important buy was Wells Fargo and DaVita HealthCare Partners. Both stocks affected his portfolio by more than 0.5 percent.

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In return, Buffet reduced three stocks. The biggest changer on the short side was Mondelez.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) has a market capitalization of $230.02 billion. The company employs 2,200,000 people, generates revenue of $446.950 billion and has a net income of $16.454 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34.688 billion. The EBITDA margin is 7.76 percent (the operating margin is 5.94 percent and the net profit margin 3.68 percent).

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Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.62 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.15, the P/S ratio is 0.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.30. The dividend yield amounts to 2.31 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.35.

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) has a market capitalization of $21.80 billion. The company employs 30,000 people, generates revenue of $89.038 billion and has a net income of $1.242 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.444 billion. The EBITDA margin is 2.74 percent (the operating margin is 1.98 percent and the net profit margin 1.39 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.84 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 57.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.08. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.68 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.92, the P/S ratio is 0.24 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.21. The dividend yield amounts to 2.30 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.49.

Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP) has a market capitalization of $27.13 billion. The company employs 21,480 people, generates revenue of $7.214 billion and has a net income of $1.217 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.985 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.52 percent (the operating margin is 25.12 percent and the net profit margin 16.88 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 1.97 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 2.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.85 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.02, the P/S ratio is 3.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.22. The dividend yield amounts to 0.06 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.21.

Here is Warren Buffett's full portfolio:

Sym - Stock

Portfolio Weight

Recent activity

Reported Price*

WFC - Wells Fargo

19.96

Add 4.10%

$34.18

KO - Coca Cola Co.

19.25

0

$36.25

IBM - International Bus. Machines

17.32

Add 0.89%

$191.55

AXP - American Express

11.57

0

$57.48

PG - Procter & Gamble

4.76

0

$67.89

WMT - Wal-Mart Stores

4.3

Add 1.70%

$68.23

USB - U.S. Bancorp

2.6

0

$31.94

DTV - DIRECTV Group Inc.

2.27

Add 15.16%

$50.16

DVA - DaVita HealthCare Partners

2

Add 33.44%

$110.53

PSX - Phillips 66

1.92

0

$53.10

MCO - Moody's Corp.

1.9

0

$50.32

COP - ConocoPhillips

1.86

0

$57.99

GM - General Motors

0.96

Add 66.67%

$28.83

LMCA - Liberty Media Capital

0.87

Add 2.22%

$116.01

WPO - Washington Post

0.84

0

$365.21

MTB - M&T Bank Corp.

0.7

0

$98.47

BK - Bank of New York

0.67

0

$25.70

USG - USG Corp.

0.64

0

$28.07

COST - Costco Co.

0.57

0

$98.73

VIA.B - Viacom Inc.

0.53

0

$52.74

PCP - Precision Castparts

0.5

Add 58.33%

$189.42

NOV - National Oilwell Varco Inc.

0.48

Add 26.46%

$68.35

DE - Deere & Co.

0.46

0

$86.42

MDLZ - Mondelez International

0.43

Reduce 57.85%

$25.45

GD - General Dynamics

0.36

0

$69.27

WBC - WABCO Holdings Inc.

0.35

Add 154.64%

$65.19

V - Visa Inc.

0.31

0

$151.58

TMK - Torchmark Corp.

0.29

0

$51.67

MA - Mastercard Inc.

0.26

0

$491.28

SNY - Sanofi Aventis

0.26

0

$47.38

ADM - Archer-Daniels-Midland

0.22

Buy

$27.39

VRSN - Verisign Inc.

0.19

Buy

$38.82

VRSK - Verisk Analytics Inc.

0.11

0

$50.97

KRFT - Kraft Foods Group

0.1

0

$45.47

GSK - GlaxoSmithKline PLC

0.09

0

$43.47

GCI - Gannett Co.

0.04

0

$18.01

MEG - Media General

0.03

0

$4.30

JNJ - Johnson & Johnson

0.03

Reduce 33.52%

$70.10

GE - General Electric

0.02

0

$20.99

UPS - United Parcel Service

0.01

0

$73.74

LEE - Lee Enterprises

0

Reduce 92.14%

$1.14

Warren Buffett's Portfolio Allocation:

Here are Warren Buffett's latest Buys and Sells:

Buys

Company

Position Change

Portfolio Change

in %

WBC - WABCO Holdings Inc.

Add 154.64%

0.21

GM - General Motors

Add 66.67%

0.38

PCP - Precision Castparts

Add 58.33%

0.18

DVA - DaVita HealthCare Partners

Add 33.44%

0.5

NOV - National Oilwell Varco Inc.

Add 26.46%

0.1

DTV - DIRECTV Group Inc.

Add 15.16%

0.3

WFC - Wells Fargo

Add 4.10%

0.79

LMCA - Liberty Media Capital

Add 2.22%

0.02

WMT - Wal-Mart Stores

Add 1.70%

0.07

IBM - International Bus. Machines

Add 0.89%

0.15

ADM - Archer-Daniels-Midland

Buy

0.22

VRSN - Verisign Inc.

Buy

0.19

Sells

Company

Position Change

Portfolio Change

in %

JNJ - Johnson & Johnson

Reduce 33.52%

0.02

MDLZ - Mondelez International

Reduce 57.85%

0.59

LEE - Lee Enterprises

Reduce 92.14%

0

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