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What Stocks Did Warren Buffett Buy? Contest Announcement

May 01, 2012 | About:
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In less than two weeks Warren Buffett will report his portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B). As a tradition, we are hosting a quarterly contest, asking our users to name the stocks Warren Buffett bought during the first quarter of 2012.

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In the fourth quarter, Atanveer correctly guessed that the Berkshire Hathaway chairman would buy IBM (IBM), Wells Fargo (WFC) and DirecTV (DTV).

Registered users may participate in this contest by entering up to 3 stock symbols into the comment area of this post. Also state briefly the reasons for your guesses. If more than 3 symbols are entered, only the first 3 will be counted. The deadline for this contest will be when Warren Buffett releases information on Berkshire's holdings, in a few weeks.

Write your answer to the comment area. If you are not registered, you need to register to participate.

After the contest, we will announce two winners. The prize book will be sent to the winners directly from Amazon. We will host the contest again next quarter, so everyone will have another chance to win.

Make sure you do your homework! Good luck!

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Comments

marilynmanson
Marilynmanson - 2 years ago


Ibm, wfc and new position goog and even msft, for the'yre competitive adventage and growth for future free cash flow
tonyg34
Tonyg34 - 2 years ago
Todd and Ted will continue adding to positions in

INTC

DVA

GD

Moneymaker5o1
Moneymaker5o1 - 2 years ago


DTV

DVA

LINTA
Munger200
Munger200 - 2 years ago
Tesco

Wells Fargo

chihin
Chihin - 2 years ago
DVA, WFC, DTV
ecotycoon
Ecotycoon premium member - 2 years ago
INTC

GD

IBM

chentao1006
Chentao1006 premium member - 2 years ago
DVA, WFC, DTV
kfh227
Kfh227 premium member - 2 years ago
I'm going with something new. He's piggybacking Prem Watsa:

ABH

He already owns some and hasn't accumulated if a while. How long does this thing have to not go up in price and be undervalued at the same time?

JNJ

Guess:

Tesco
rrateike
Rrateike - 2 years ago


CAT

DTV (think that this is their new 'favorite')

WFC (will slowly continue to add until they reach the maximum ownership position allowed)
J Edward
J Edward - 2 years ago
DTV - consistently buying at current prices

IBM - his new squeeze

GD - hasn't risen much from where he was buying more before

balajisridharan
Balajisridharan - 2 years ago
No new adds for the quarter!!! Trims JNJ!
yams4112
Yams4112 - 2 years ago
agu - company with low 9s p/e with a revenue growth of 20% over the past 10 years (lynch style)

jpm - high 9s p/e, under book value, company has been around forever, book value growth of 9% over past 10 years

dish - low p/e, revenue growth of 14% over past ten years, free cash flow of 74% over past 12 months (they need to put someone from brk.a on their board to increase ROE)
marcolanaro
Marcolanaro - 2 years ago
WFC, BAC, JNJ
MritikCapital
MritikCapital - 2 years ago
WFC, DTV,Tesco.

WFC - Good Business at Reasonable Price

DTV - Latin America Growth and Stable US Operations CashFlows

Tesco PLC - Great Business with competitive advantages selling at attractive price.
ccl127
Ccl127 - 2 years ago
Nestle - NSRGY

Danone - DANOY

Swatch Group - SWGAY

Buffett has said he thinks some European stocks are very attractive and that he has bought 8 new Euro stocks.
TheVolkinator
TheVolkinator - 2 years ago
LVS -Las Vegas Sands
Mwn
Mwn - 2 years ago
Cmcsa - comcast

KR - Kroger

Svu -supervalue

Dividend paying stock established in their fields. I think he will lessen Berkshires DTV holdings.

errold
Errold premium member - 2 years ago
WFC

IBM

DTV
donale
Donale - 2 years ago
DTV, General Dynamics, IBM and Tesco
elip
Elip - 2 years ago
ROST

FIRE

MNST
Lhughes
Lhughes - 2 years ago
Tesco

luishernadez
Luishernadez premium member - 2 years ago
DTV - has not risen much and is a favorite of Ted Weschler

DVA - Great business, wide moat and a favorite of Ted Weschler

LMCA - Great investment company and Weschler likes it a lot
itznuthin1
Itznuthin1 - 2 years ago
WFC: Warren or whoever is managing his money is always buying Wells Fargo

V: Visa has done well this year, I'd imagine they would keep buying

DTV: Just a guess
amitduapec
Amitduapec - 2 years ago
WFC: WFC is still cheap at current price. He must be adding to that

IBM: First 15 days of January he must have added IBM when price was cheaper

Tesco: it is still cheap
mrabebe2
Mrabebe2 - 2 years ago
Warren Buffett will add to his positions in IBM, WFC & MA.
clemo69
Clemo69 premium member - 2 years ago
WFC

IBM

DTV

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