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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Buys FMX, KO, ECL, FDX, MCD, WM, XOM, WMT, TV; Sells GS, DVN, COG, RRC

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reported its Q4 portfolio. As of 12/31/2010, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust owns 28 stocks with a total value of $15.1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation portfolio is managed by Michael Larson. The portfolio bought more large cap companies it already owned. The only new position is Fomento Economico Mexicano S.a.b. De C.v. (FMX). It got out a few energy stocks.

This is the portfolio chart of Bill Gates. You can click on the legend of the chart to show/hide buys, sells, or holdings. Each ball on the chart represents a position in the portfolio. You can move your mouse on the balls to see the details of each position and click to see the details of all guru trades with this position.



For the details of Bill Gates's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Bill+Gates

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Financials 47.6%
Industrials 17.7%
Consumer Services 16.5%
Consumer Goods 8.4%
Oil & Gas 5.8%
Technology 1.6%
Basic Materials 1.4%
Telecommunications 0.8%
Health Care 0.2%


These are the top 5 holdings of Bill Gates

  1. BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY (BRK.B) - 89,359,555 shares, 47.28% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.72%
  2. CATERPILLAR INC. (CAT) - 9,590,400 shares, 5.93% of the total portfolio.
  3. COCACOLA COMPANY (KO) - 11,682,000 shares, 5.07% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 14.73%
  4. MCDONALDS Corp. (MCD) - 9,872,500 shares, 5.01% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.33%
  5. WASTE MANAGEMENT INC. (WM) - 18,633,672 shares, 4.54% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.67%


Added: Cocacola Company (KO)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Cocacola Company by 14.73%. His purchase prices were between $58.88 and $65.7, with an estimated average price of $62.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.65%. His holdings were 11,682,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Ecolab Inc. by 54.22%. His purchase prices were between $47.04 and $52.3, with an estimated average price of $49.72. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.5%. His holdings were 4,266,425 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Fedex Corp. (FDX)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Fedex Corp. by 19.8%. His purchase prices were between $85.43 and $95.21, with an estimated average price of $89.99. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.31%. His holdings were 3,024,999 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Mcdonalds Corp. (MCD)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Mcdonalds Corp. by 5.33%. His purchase prices were between $74.95 and $80.34, with an estimated average price of $77.81. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.25%. His holdings were 9,872,500 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Waste Management Inc. (WM)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Waste Management Inc. by 5.67%. His purchase prices were between $34.25 and $36.99, with an estimated average price of $35.83. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings were 18,633,672 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 7%. His purchase prices were between $62.19 and $73.42, with an estimated average price of $69.07. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings were 7,643,858 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Walmart Stores Inc. by 5.4%. His purchase prices were between $53.25 and $55.36, with an estimated average price of $54.18. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.18%. His holdings were 9,753,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Added: Grupo Televisa S.a. (TV)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Grupo Televisa S.a. by 4.95%. His purchase prices were between $18.91 and $26.51, with an estimated average price of $23.39. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.13%. His holdings were 16,379,050 shares as of 12/31/2010.

New Purchase: Fomento Economico Mexicano S.a.b. De C.v. (FMX)

Bill Gates initiated holdings in Fomento Economico Mexicano S.a.b. De C.v.. His purchase prices were between $50.19 and $57.38, with an estimated average price of $54.92. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.08%. His holdings were 218,000 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Reduced: M&t Bank Corp. (MTB)

Bill Gates reduced to his holdings in M&t Bank Corp. by 33.33%. His sale prices were between $72.96 and $87.38, with an estimated average price of $79.78. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.14%. Bill Gates still held 499,998 shares as of 12/31/2010.

Sold Out: The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. His sale prices were between $146.57 and $171.07, with an estimated average price of $161.71.

Sold Out: Devon Energy Corp. (DVN)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Devon Energy Corp.. His sale prices were between $64.35 and $78.2, with an estimated average price of $70.51.

Sold Out: Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (COG)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.. His sale prices were between $28.27 and $37.69, with an estimated average price of $33.64.

Sold Out: Range Resources Corp (RRC)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Range Resources Corp. His sale prices were between $35.73 and $45.64, with an estimated average price of $40.72.

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