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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Buys Expedia Inc., Walmart Stores Inc., The Cocacola Company, Sells Peabody Energy Corp., CocaCola Enterprises Inc., The Home Depot Inc.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just released its first quarter portfolio holdings. This portfolio is run by Michael Larson, who also manages Bill Gates’ personal portfolio. This is the details of buys and sells.

Bill Gates buys Expedia Inc., sells Peabody Energy Corp., Cocacola Enterprises Inc., Daimler Ag Ord, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., The Home Depot Inc., The Progressive Corp., Tractor Supply Company, Viacom Inc. during the 3-months ended 03/31/2010, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. Bill Gates owns 29 stocks with a total value of $12.7 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

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 49.7%
Industrials 16.3%
Consumer Services 16.3%
Oil & Gas 7.6%
Consumer Goods 7.5%
Technology 1.7%
Telecommunications 0.8%


These are the top 5 holdings of Bill Gates

  1. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) - 76,496,900 shares, 49.09% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.16%
  2. McDonald's Corp. (MCD) - 9,372,500 shares, 4.94% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 27.21%
  3. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) - 9,590,400 shares, 4.76% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 26.35%
  4. The CocaCola Company (KO) - 10,182,000 shares, 4.42% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 52.38%
  5. Waste Management Inc. (WM) - 15,716,367 shares, 4.27% of the total portfolio.


Added: Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Walmart Stores Inc. by 94.68%. His purchase prices were between $52.61 and $55.99, with an estimated average price of $54.07. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.97%. His holdings were 9,253,000 shares as of 03/31/2010.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the world's largest retailer. Walmart Stores Inc. has a market cap of $195.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.12 with a P/E ratio of 14.24 and P/S ratio of 0.48. The dividend yield of Walmart Stores Inc. stocks is 2.32%. Walmart Stores Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 11.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Walmart Stores Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Added: The Cocacola Company (KO)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in The Cocacola Company by 52.38%. His purchase prices were between $52.65 and $57.68, with an estimated average price of $54.78. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.52%. His holdings were 10,182,000 shares as of 03/31/2010.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the producer and marketer of soft drinks. The Cocacola Company has a market cap of $122.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.34 with a P/E ratio of 16.67 and P/S ratio of 3.97. The dividend yield of The Cocacola Company stocks is 3.3%. The Cocacola Company had an annual average earning growth of 8.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Cocacola Company the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Added: Bp P.l.c. (BP)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Bp P.l.c. by 53.96%. His purchase prices were between $52.43 and $62.32, with an estimated average price of $56.86. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.13%. His holdings were 7,133,000 shares as of 03/31/2010.

BP p.l.c. is the holding company of one of the world's largest petroleum and petrochemicals groups. Bp P.l.c. has a market cap of $146.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.87 with a P/E ratio of 8.17 and P/S ratio of 0.59. The dividend yield of Bp P.l.c. stocks is 8.96%. Bp P.l.c. had an annual average earning growth of 20.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Bp P.l.c. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Added: Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 46.67%. His purchase prices were between $64.35 and $70.3, with an estimated average price of $66.76. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.06%. His holdings were 6,285,000 shares as of 03/31/2010.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's principal business is energy, involving exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacturing of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crudeoil, natural gas and petroleum products. Exxon Mobil Corp. has a market cap of $300.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $63.6 with a P/E ratio of 14.39 and P/S ratio of 0.97. The dividend yield of Exxon Mobil Corp. stocks is 2.77%. Exxon Mobil Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 11.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Exxon Mobil Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Added: McDonald's Corp. (MCD)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Mcdonald's Corp. by 27.21%. His purchase prices were between $61.45 and $67.35, with an estimated average price of $64.21. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.06%. His holdings were 9,372,500 shares as of 03/31/2010.

McDonald's Corporation develops, operates, franchises and services a worldwide system of restaurants that prepare, assemble, package and sell a limited menu of value-priced foods. Mcdonald's Corp. has a market cap of $74.88 billion; its shares were traded at around $69.59 with a P/E ratio of 16.65 and P/S ratio of 3.29. The dividend yield of Mcdonald's Corp. stocks is 3.16%. Mcdonald's Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 14.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Mcdonald's Corp. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Added: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Caterpillar Inc. by 26.35%. His purchase prices were between $50.78 and $64.13, with an estimated average price of $57.98. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.99%. His holdings were 9,590,400 shares as of 03/31/2010.

Caterpillar Inc is the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. Caterpillar Inc. has a market cap of $40.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.88 with a P/E ratio of 28.58 and P/S ratio of 1.25. The dividend yield of Caterpillar Inc. stocks is 2.59%. Caterpillar Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 5% over the past 10 years.

Added: Fedex Corp. (FDX)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Fedex Corp. by 65.57%. His purchase prices were between $76.69 and $92.82, with an estimated average price of $84.41. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.74%. His holdings were 2,524,999 shares as of 03/31/2010.

FedEx Corporation is a global transportation and logistics enterprise that offers customers a one-stop source for global shipping, logistics and supply chain solutions. Fedex Corp. has a market cap of $26.91 billion; its shares were traded at around $85.91 with a P/E ratio of 27.89 and P/S ratio of 0.76. The dividend yield of Fedex Corp. stocks is 0.51%. Fedex Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 3.9% over the past 10 years.

Added: Grupo Televisa S.a. Global Depositary (TV)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Grupo Televisa S.a. Global Depositary by 39.46%. His purchase prices were between $18.3 and $21.15, with an estimated average price of $19.94. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.73%. His holdings were 15,606,150 shares as of 03/31/2010.

Grupo Televisa, S.A, is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and a major player in the international entertainment business. Grupo Televisa S.a. Global Depositary has a market cap of $10.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.05 with a P/E ratio of 18.86 and P/S ratio of 2.77. The dividend yield of Grupo Televisa S.a. Global Depositary stocks is 6.12%. Grupo Televisa S.a. Global Depositary had an annual average earning growth of 9.1% over the past 10 years.

Added: Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. (KOF)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. by 15.94%. His purchase prices were between $57.67 and $69.67, with an estimated average price of $63.17. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.38%. His holdings were 5,287,939 shares as of 03/31/2010.

Coca-Cola Femsa S.A., through its subsidiaries, produces, markets and distributes soft drinks throughout the metropolitan area of Mexico City, in Southeastern Mexico and in metropolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina. with a P/E ratio of 17.26. The dividend yield of Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. stocks is 1.67%. Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. had an annual average earning growth of 17.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Added: America Movil S.a.b. De C.v. (AMX)

Bill Gates added to his holdings in America Movil S.a.b. De C.v. by 33.33%. His purchase prices were between $42.94 and $50.81, with an estimated average price of $46.58. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.2%. His holdings were 1,999,984 shares as of 03/31/2010.

American Movil is the provider of wireless communications services in Mexico. America Movil S.a.b. De C.v. has a market cap of $88.61 billion; its shares were traded at around $49.23 with a P/E ratio of 15.38 and P/S ratio of 3.03. The dividend yield of America Movil S.a.b. De C.v. stocks is 0.92%. America Movil S.a.b. De C.v. had an annual average earning growth of 32.7% over the past 10 years.

New Purchase: Expedia Inc. (EXPE)

Bill Gates initiated holdings in Expedia Inc.. His purchase prices were between $21.26 and $26.46, with an estimated average price of $22.87. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.3%. His holdings were 1,500,000 shares as of 03/31/2010.

Expedia, Inc. is one of the world's travel services companies. Expedia Inc. has a market cap of $6.6 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.8 with a P/E ratio of 18.24 and P/S ratio of 2.23. The dividend yield of Expedia Inc. stocks is 0.31%. Expedia Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 4.2% over the past 5 years.

Sold Out: Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.. His sale prices were between $22.37 and $26.99, with an estimated average price of $24.57.

Dick's Sporting Goods is a full-line sporting goods retailer in the United States. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has a market cap of $3.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.14 with a P/E ratio of 23.65 and P/S ratio of 0.73. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 11.2% over the past 10 years.

Sold Out: Daimler Ag Ord (DAI)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Daimler Ag Ord. His sale prices were between $41.77 and $54.11, with an estimated average price of $47.15.

DAIMLER AG with its businesses Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Financial Services, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Daimler Buses, is a globally producer of premium passenger cars and the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the world. Daimler Ag Ord has a market cap of $51.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.32 with and P/S ratio of 0.48. The dividend yield of Daimler Ag Ord stocks is 1.58%.

Sold Out: The Progressive Corp. (PGR)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in The Progressive Corp.. His sale prices were between $16.21 and $19.27, with an estimated average price of $17.38.

Progressive Corp. is an auto insurance company and a writer of auto insurance through independent agents. The Progressive Corp. has a market cap of $13.62 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.3 with a P/E ratio of 12.93 and P/S ratio of 0.94. The dividend yield of The Progressive Corp. stocks is 0.79%.

Sold Out: Tractor Supply Company (TSCO)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Tractor Supply Company. His sale prices were between $50.11 and $60.31, with an estimated average price of $54.51.

Tractor Supply Company is a specialty retailer which supplies the daily farming and maintenance needs of its target customers: hobby, part-time and full-time farmers and ranchers, as well as rural customers, contractors and tradesmen. Tractor Supply Company has a market cap of $2.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $68.41 with a P/E ratio of 20.18 and P/S ratio of 0.77. The dividend yield of Tractor Supply Company stocks is 0.82%. Tractor Supply Company had an annual average earning growth of 20.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Tractor Supply Company the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Sold Out: Cocacola Enterprises Inc. (CCE)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Cocacola Enterprises Inc.. His sale prices were between $19.18 and $28.09, with an estimated average price of $22.93.

Coca-Cola Enterprises is the world's largest marketer, distributor, and producer of bottle and can liquid nonalcoholic refreshment. Cocacola Enterprises Inc. has a market cap of $13.12 billion; its shares were traded at around $26.57 with a P/E ratio of 15.91 and P/S ratio of 0.61. The dividend yield of Cocacola Enterprises Inc. stocks is 1.35%.

Sold Out: Viacom Inc. (VIA.B)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Viacom Inc.. His sale prices were between $27.92 and $33.64, with an estimated average price of $30.22.

Viacom is a global entertainment content company whose family of prominent and respected brands includes the multiplatform properties of MTV Networks, BET Networks, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment and DreamWorks. Viacom Inc. has a market cap of $17.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $33.67 with a P/E ratio of 12.1 and P/S ratio of 1.3.

Sold Out: Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in Peabody Energy Corp.. His sale prices were between $40.45 and $50.86, with an estimated average price of $46.59.

Peabody Energy is the largest private-sector coal company in the world. Peabody Energy Corp. has a market cap of $11.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.81 with a P/E ratio of 21.66 and P/S ratio of 1.87. The dividend yield of Peabody Energy Corp. stocks is 0.67%. Peabody Energy Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 29% over the past 10 years.

Sold Out: The Home Depot Inc. (HD)

Bill Gates sold out his holdings in The Home Depot Inc.. His sale prices were between $27.34 and $32.75, with an estimated average price of $30.08.

Home Depot is the one of world's largest home improvement retailer. The Home Depot Inc. has a market cap of $59.61 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.2 with a P/E ratio of 21.08 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of The Home Depot Inc. stocks is 2.68%. The Home Depot Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 10.2% over the past 10 years.


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