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Warren Buffett's Latest Dividend Stock Buys and His Most Important Portfolio Changes

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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WFC, KO, IBM, AXP, PG, WMT, DTV, USB, PSX, DVA, MCO, WPO, GM, LMCA, NOV, MTB, BK, VIA.B, COST, USG, CBI, VRSN, PCP, DE, WBC, V, TMK, MA, MDLZ, SNY, STRZA, VRSK, KRFT, GSK, GCI, MEG, JNJ, GE, UPS, LEE

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