8/20/2013

Warren Buffett’s Latest Stock Picks And His Biggest Portfolio Holdings

Warren Buffett’s latest dividend stock picks and his big portfolio picture originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com

Everybody loves Warren Buffett and when he releases his portfolio statements, all investors jump on this paper and try to figure out what he is doing.

In this article I will summarize the latest stock buys and sells of Warren Buffett's Bershire Hathaway and his latest portfolio overview.

Within the recent quarter, Warren made only 13 trades of which nine come from the long side. He bought two new companies and increased seven additional stock holdings in his portfolio. The new stocks were Dish Network and Suncor Energy.

The only stake he sold completely was the newspaper publisher Gannett.  Kraft Foods, Moody’s and Mondelez were reduced within the recent quarter.


Nothing changed much in Warren's Portfolio


In total, Warren did not change much. The stock with the highest influence to his portfolio pocket change was the bank U.S. Bancorp. The Oracle of Omaha increased the position by 27.37 percent which resulted in an portfolio impact of 0.69 percent.

You can find a full list of his latest transactions below. Ten of his 13 latest stock moves pay dividends and the yields are between 0.33 and 3.84.


Warren Buffett concentrates money on big dividend companies


Back to Warren’s biggest portfolio positions. Warren concentrates most of his wealth on four assets: Wells Fargo, Coca Cola, IBM and American Express. These fantastic four represent around 67 percent of his full portfolio value. On the attached list, you can see more details about his 20 biggest stock positions. Financial Services, Consumer defensive stocks and technology are the biggest sector in which Warren Buffett loves to invest.

Here are the best yielding stock moves from Warren:
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Kraft Foods (NASDAQ:KRFT) has a market capitalization of $31.03 billion. The company employs 23,000 people, generates revenue of $18.339 billion and has a net income of $1.642 billion. Kraft Foods’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.401 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.55 percent (the operating margin is 14.56 percent and the net profit margin 8.95 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.74 percent of Kraft Foods’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 279.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.24 percent was realized by Kraft Foods. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.10. Last fiscal year, Kraft Foods paid $0.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Warren Buffett reduced the KRFT stake by 87.97 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.82, the P/S ratio is 1.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.65. The dividend yield amounts to 3.84 percent and the beta ratio is not calculable.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Kraft Foods (KRFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Kraft Foods (KRFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Kraft Foods (KRFT)

Gannett (NYSE:GCI) has a market capitalization of $5.51 billion. The company employs 30,700 people, generates revenue of $5.353 billion and has a net income of $475.01 million. Gannett’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.105 billion. The EBITDA margin is 20.66 percent (the operating margin is 14.75 percent and the net profit margin 8.87 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.45 percent of Gannett’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.14 percent was realized by Gannett. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.94. Last fiscal year, Gannett paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Warren Buffett sold out the GCI stake completly.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.43, the P/S ratio is 1.03 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.35. The dividend yield amounts to 3.33 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.45.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Gannett (GCI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Gannett (GCI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Gannett (GCI)

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has a market capitalization of $226.08 billion. The company employs 274,300 people, generates revenue of $48.391 billion and has a net income of $19.368 billion. Wells Fargo’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $35.295 billion. The EBITDA margin is 72.94 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 Wells Fargo’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 by Wells Fargo. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.69. Last fiscal year, Wells Fargo paid $0.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Warren Buffett increased the WFC stake by 1.08 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.51, the P/S ratio is 2.62 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.55. The dividend yield amounts to 2.82 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.39.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wells Fargo (WFC)

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has a market capitalization of $67.43 billion. The company employs 64,486 people, generates revenue of $12.883 billion and has a net income of $5.490 billion. U.S. Bancorp’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.734 billion. The EBITDA margin is 75.56 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 U.S. Bancorp’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 by U.S. Bancorp. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.94. Last fiscal year, U.S. Bancorp paid $0.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Warren Buffett increased the USB stake by 27.37 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.46, the P/S ratio is 3.36 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.00. The dividend yield amounts to 2.51 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.00.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of U.S. Bancorp (USB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of U.S. Bancorp (USB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of U.S. Bancorp (USB)


Take a closer look at the full list of Warren Buffett's / Berkshire Hathaway's latest stock trades. The average P/E ratio amounts to 22.10 and forward P/E ratio is 13.50. The dividend yield has a value of 1.67 percent. Price to book ratio is 5.01 and price to sales ratio 3.28. The operating margin amounts to 28.18 percent and the beta ratio is 1.40. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 4.48.

These are Warren Buffett's latest portfolio moves:

Ticker
Company
Date 
Action
Impact
Comment
Formularbeginn
Formularende
USB
U.S. Bancorp
41455
Add
0.69%
Add 27.37%
SU
Suncor Energy Inc
41455
Buy
0.59%
New holding
GM
General Motors Co
41455
Add
0.56%
Add 60%
WFC
Wells Fargo & Co
41455
Add
0.23%
Add 1.08%
CBI
Chicago Bridge & Iro...
41455
Add
0.20%
Add 46.74%
BK
Bank of New York Mel...
41455
Add
0.18%
Add 30.12%
VRSN
VeriSign, Inc.
41455
Add
0.14%
Add 33.32%
NOV
National Oilwell Var...
41455
Add
0.11%
Add 18.65%
DISH
DISH Network Corp
41455
Buy
0.03%
New holding
MDLZ
Mondelez Internation...
41455
Reduce
-0.23%
Reduce -91.8%
MCO
Moody's Corporation
41455
Reduce
-0.22%
Reduce -12.29%
KRFT
Kraft Foods Group In...
41455
Reduce
-0.09%
Reduce -87.97%
GCI
Gannett Co Inc
41455
Sold Out
-0.05%
Sold Out

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

Warrren Buffett's Latest Stock Buys And Sells (Click to enlarge)

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These are Warren Buffett's biggest portfolio holdings:



Ticker
Company
Value ($1000)
% Weighting as of
June 30-2013
WFC
Wells Fargo & Co
19,113,400.00 
21.50%
KO
Coca-Cola Co
16,044,000.00 
18.00%
IBM
International Business Machines
13,018,800.00 
14.60%
AXP
American Express Co
11,334,400.00 
12.70%
PG
Procter & Gamble Co
4,064,540.00 
4.60%
WMT
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
3,668,430.00 
4.10%
USB
U.S. Bancorp
2,829,720.00 
3.20%
DTV
Directv
2,297,660.00 
2.60%
DVA
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc
1,808,850.00 
2.00%
PSX
Phillips 66
1,600,230.00 
1.80%
MCO
Moody's Corporation
1,518,510.00 
1.70%
COP
ConocoPhillips
1,459,500.00 
1.60%
GM
General Motors Co
1,332,400.00 
1.50%
WPO
Washington Post Company
835,840.00 
0.94%
LMCA
Liberty Media Corporation
712,688.00 
0.80%
BK
Bank of New York Mellon Corp
691,264.00 
0.78%
NOV
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
611,832.00 
0.69%
MTB
M&T Bank Corp
601,444.00 
0.68%
CBI
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
569,798.00 
0.64%
SU
Suncor Energy Inc
524,021.00 
0.59%



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