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Top 5 1st Quarter Trades of Warren Buffett

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May 16, 2022
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Warren Buffett recently filed their 13F report for the first quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-03-31.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the most respected and successful investor in history, having been called "The Oracle of Omaha" for his impressive investing prowess. Buffett studied under the legendary Benjamin Graham at Columbia University; Graham had a major impact on Buffett's life and investment strategies. Buffett is Chairman of the miraculous Berkshire Hathaway, which he built from a textile company into a major insurance conglomerate.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 49 stocks valued at a total of $363,554,000,000. The top holdings were AAPL(42.79%), BAC(11.45%), and AXP(7.80%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s top five trades of the quarter.

Occidental Petroleum Corp


During the quarter,

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) bought 901,774 shares of NYSE:OXY for a total holding of 143,162,392. The trade had a 0.01% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $57.32.

On 05/16/2022, Occidental Petroleum Corp traded for a price of $67.72 per share and a market cap of $63,466,571,000. The stock has returned 170.94% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Occidental Petroleum Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 9.82, a price-book ratio of 4.19, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 6.30 and a price-sales ratio of 2.22.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.50, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 1.

HP Inc


During the quarter,

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) bought 16,476,783 shares of NYSE:HPQ for a total holding of 120,952,818. The trade had a 0.16% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $34.91.

On 05/16/2022, HP Inc traded for a price of $37.51 per share and a market cap of $39,511,751,000. The stock has returned 16.29% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, HP Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 6.71, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.36, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 5.18 and a price-sales ratio of 0.68.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.17, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 5.

Chevron Corp


During the quarter,

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) bought 120,933,081 shares of NYSE:CVX for a total holding of 159,178,117. The trade had a 5.42% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $143.03.

On 05/16/2022, Chevron Corp traded for a price of $173.01 per share and a market cap of $339,932,377,000. The stock has returned 62.46% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Chevron Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 16.24, a price-book ratio of 2.33, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 3.46, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 7.66 and a price-sales ratio of 1.88.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.17, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 5.

Verizon Communications Inc


Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) reduced their investment in NYSE:VZ by 157,444,464 shares. The trade had a 2.47% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $52.99.

On 05/16/2022, Verizon Communications Inc traded for a price of $49.04 per share and a market cap of $205,950,526,000. The stock has returned -13.74% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Verizon Communications Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 9.54, a price-book ratio of 2.47, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 3.29, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 8.03 and a price-sales ratio of 1.52.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.84, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 9.

Activision Blizzard Inc


During the quarter,

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) bought 49,657,101 shares of NAS:ATVI for a total holding of 64,315,222. The trade had a 1.1% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $77.76.

On 05/16/2022, Activision Blizzard Inc traded for a price of $78 per share and a market cap of $60,986,756,000. The stock has returned -16.28% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Activision Blizzard Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 24.69, a price-book ratio of 3.44, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 4.18, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 15.91 and a price-sales ratio of 7.37.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 1.02, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.


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