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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Slashes Walmart, Buys 3 Stocks and Airlines in Q4

Buffett reported a number of changes to his portfolio

Though he campaigned for Hillary Clinton, financier Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) divulged that he bought a lot of stocks following the election of President Donald Trump, and on Tuesday he revealed what they were.

The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) started three new positions, in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) and Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI). He (or one of his managers, Ted Weschler and Todd Combs) also continued his liking for airlines, amassing more shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL), United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL) and American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL).

Berkshire’s other increases were to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK).

Stocks Buffett sold were: Liberty Media Group (FWONA), Lee Enterprises Inc. (LEE), Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), Liberty Media Group (FWONK), Now Inc. (DNOW), Deere & Co. (DE). He sold all but 0.01% of Verizon (VZ) and slashed Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) by 89.26%.

Berkshire’s New Buys

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)

Berkshire bought 43,203,775 shares of Southwest Airlines, which traded at an average price around $45 for the quarter. It had a 1.46% portfolio weight.

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Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $34.03 billion; its shares were traded around $55.31 with a P/E ratio of 15.61 and P/S ratio of 1.72. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Southwest Airlines stocks is 0.68%. The forward dividend yield of Southwest Airlines stocks is 0.72%. Southwest Airlines had an annual average earnings growth of 16.70% over the past 10 years.

Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON)

Berkshire bought 8,041,784 shares of Monsanto, which traded around $103 per share in the quarter. It has a 0.57% portfolio weight.

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Monsanto has a market cap of $47.2 billion; its shares were traded around $107.63 with a P/E ratio of 29.09 and P/S ratio of 3.42. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Monsanto stocks is 2.01%. The forward dividend yield of Monsanto stocks is 2.01%. Monsanto had an annual average earnings growth of 9.40% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Monsanto the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI)

Berkshire bought 166,638,941 shares of Sirius XM Holdings, which had an average price around $4 for the quarter. It had a 0.5% portfolio weight.

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Sirius XM Holdings has a market cap of $22.35 billion; its shares were traded around $4.74 with a P/E ratio of 33.86 and P/S ratio of 4.72. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Sirius XM Holdings stocks is 0.42%. The forward dividend yield of Sirius XM Holdings stocks is 0.84%. Sirius XM Holdings had an annual average earnings growth of 18.90% over the past five years.

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artofgolf
Artofgolf - 1 week ago    Report SPAM

Looks like Ted, Todd & Mr. Buffett have been busy.

I'm likin' it :)

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