Warren Buffett’s 10 favorite stocks

Berkshire’s top ten stocks, according to dollar value at the end of June.

10. Moody’s Corporation (MCO)

YTD: 28.3%

Berkshire reduced its shares in the ratings agency during the second quarter, but still held 24.9 million shares, worth $1.52 billion at the end of June.

9. DaVita HealthCare Partners (DVA)

YTD: 1.5%

The stake in the healthcare company is most likely the work of Buffett’s managers, Ted Weschler and Todd Comb, but Berkshire held nearly 15 million shares, worth $1.81 billion at the end of June.

8. DIRECTV (DTV)

YTD: 18.9%

Berkshire held 37.3 million shares of the satellite provider at the end of the second quarter, worth $2.3 billion. In comparison, Berkshire’s new position in DISH Network was valued at $524 million.

7. U.S. Bancorp (USB)

YTD: 15.7%

The Minnesota-based bank was in high demand at Berkshire as the firm increased its stake by almost 17 million shares to 78.3 million shares during the second quarter, worth $2.83 billion.

6. Wal-Mart (WMT)

YTD: 8.6%

Berkshire held 49.2 million shares of the world’s largest retailer at the end of the second quarter, worth $3.67 billion.

5. Procter & Gamble (PG)

YTD: 17.7%

During the second quarter, Berkshire kept its stake in the Ohio-based company at 52.8 million shares, worth $4.06 billion.

4. American Express (AXP)

YTD: 30.9%

Berkshire held 151.6 million shares of the credit card giant at the end of the second quarter, worth $11.33 billion.

3. International Business Machines (IBM)

YTD: -3.1%

The information technology is the most influential blue chip in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and one of Buffett’s biggest holdings. Berkshire held 68.1 million shares of IBM at the end of the second quarter, worth $13.02 billion.

2. The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

YTD: 7.6%

Berkshire held 400 million shares of the world-known beverage company at the end of the second quarter, worth $16.04 billion.

1. Wells Fargo (WFC)

YTD: 25.2%

The nation’s largest bank by market capitalization is also Buffett’s top holding. Berkshire held 463.1 million shares of Wells Fargo at the end of the second quarter, worth $19.1 billion.

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