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Warren Buffett's Latest Dividend Stock Buys and His Most Important Portfolio Changes
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: May 21, 2013 09:50AM

Recently, Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, published his quarter results and released his recent buys and sells.

Below is a current portfolio update of Warren Buffett’s - Berkshire Hathaway - portfolio movements as of Q1/2013 (March 31, 2013). In total, he has 41 stocks with a total portfolio worth of USD85,001,344,000. Buffett bought two new companies and added nine additional stocks to his fund. The most important buys were Wells Fargo and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.

In return, Buffett reduced three stocks and closed two positions completely. The biggest changer on the short side was General Dynamics.

Warren Buffett’s Best Yielding Buys:

Wells Fargo (WFC) has a market capitalization of $213.38 billion. The company employs 274,300 people, generates revenue of $48.391 billion and has a net income of $19.368 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $35.295 billion. The EBITDA margin is percent (the operating margin is 33.07 percent and the net profit margin 22.50 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 12.97 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 117.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.16 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.53. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Warren Buffett increased the WFC stake by 4.16 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.38, the P/S ratio is 2.47 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.46. The dividend yield amounts to 2.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.39.

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) has a market capitalization of $256.50 billion. The company employs 2,200,000 people, generates revenue of $469.162 billion and has a net income of $17.756 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $36.302 billion. The EBITDA margin is 7.74 percent (the operating margin is 5.93 percent and the net profit margin 3.78 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.65 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 70.91 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.59 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Warren Buffett increased the WMT stake by 3.68 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.27, the P/S ratio is 0.54 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.36. The dividend yield amounts to 2.43 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.34.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) has a market capitalization of $64.98 billion. The company employs 64,486 people, generates revenue of $12.883 billion and has a net income of $5.490 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.734 billion. The EBITDA margin is percent (the operating margin is 38.51 percent and the net profit margin 27.36 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.64 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 132.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.41 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Warren Buffett increased the USB stake by 0.32 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.14, the P/S ratio is 3.24 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.92. The dividend yield amounts to 2.22 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.04.

Intl. Business Machines (IBM) has a market capitalization of $230.19 billion. The company employs 434,246 people, generates revenue of $104.507 billion and has a net income of $16.604 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $26.556 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.41 percent (the operating margin is 20.96 percent and the net profit margin 15.89 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.91 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 176.40 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 85.15 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $14.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.30 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Warren Buffett increased the IBM stake by 0.01 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.32, the P/S ratio is 2.20 and the P/B ratio is finally 12.30. The dividend yield amounts to 1.83 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.69.

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