Berkshire Hathaway Stories May 3, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway’s AAPL stake has increased by around $10B since the beginning of the year, we’ve learned today.

The conglomerate reported that it owned ‘over $40B’ as of the end of 2018, and CEO Warren Buffett said today that it now owned ‘$50B plus’ …

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories February 14, 2019

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has slightly reduced its stake in AAPL, new regulatory findings reveal. Buffett also exited a $2.13 billion stake in Oracle, and picked up new positions in software company Red Hat and Suncor Energy.

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories August 15, 2018

An SEC filing reveals that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought an extra 12.4M AAPL shares during Q2, worth more than $2B at today’s valuation …

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories May 16, 2018

Update: Reuters has now issued a correction, stating that it made a data error, and that Berkshire Hathaway remains #3:

Corrects ninth paragraph in May 15 article because of data error, and to show that Berkshire Hathaway is Apple’s third-largest shareholder, trailing Vanguard Group and BlackRock, not its second-largest shareholder.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recently disclosed that it had increased its stake in AAPL to 240.3M shares, worth more than $42B at the time …

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories May 6, 2018

Earlier this week, we reported that Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate founded and run by Warren Buffett, had purchased an addition 75 million AAPL shares during the first quarter of this year. Now, Buffett says he wants to buy even more of the company…

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories May 4, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate founded and run by Warren Buffett, bought an additional 75 million AAPL shares in the first quarter of the year.

The latest purchase takes Berkshire’s total stake in Apple to 240.3M shares, worth more than $42B …

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories February 14, 2018

Over the past few years, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has turned from an Apple skeptic to rather bullish on the company. CNBC reports that Berkshire Hathaway has again increased its stake in AAPL shares, this time at the cost of IBM…

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories May 8, 2017

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has explained why Berkshire Hathaway doubled its AAPL holdings in January, stating that he used his understanding of the furniture market to appreciate the strength of the iPhone …

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories May 16, 2016

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Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has purchased more than a billion dollars worth of AAPL stock. An SEC filing (via CNBC) revealed that the fund had purchased 9,811,747 shares worth a total of $1.069B as at the end of the first quarter.

It’s believed that Berkshire Hathaway owned few AAPL shares prior to this move. Warren Buffett said way back in 2011 that the conglomerate ‘held very few in the past and we’re likely to hold very few in the future’ as the company’s long-term prospects were too difficult to predict …

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories February 19, 2015

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Apple has topped the list of Fortune‘s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 8th consecutive year, with Google taking the number two slot occupied last year by Amazon, while investment company Berkshire Hathaway moved up one slot into third place.

Apple received the top score in all nine categories of innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness (was never going to be too much doubt about that one), long-term investment value, quality of products and global competitiveness …  expand full story

Berkshire Hathaway Stories July 2, 2014

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Barron’s reports that institutional investors have returned Apple to its number one slot in its annual ranking of the world’s most respected companies, after it was beaten last year by Berkshire Hathaway.

Apple topped this year’s ranking by scoring 3.94, giving it a wide margin of victory. Berkshire scored 3.58, and the mean was 2.37. Apple received the highest number of Highly Respect votes …

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Berkshire Hathaway Stories June 2, 2014

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Apple’s gross revenues of $170B were enough for the world’s most valuable company by market cap to climb one place in the Fortune 500 ranking, from 6th to 5th place.

Apple was placed behind Walmart, Exxon, Chevron and conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway (which owns large chunks of such well-known brands as Heinz, Coca-Cola, Mars and American Express). Phillips 66, General Motors, Ford Motor, General Electric and Valero Energy make up the rest of the top 10.

While Apple ranks fifth in terms of revenues, its huge cash reserves mean that it has tended to alternate with Exxon as the world’s most valuable company when measured by market capitalization, and is arguably significantly undervalued by most measures …  expand full story

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