20 Insights Into Warren Buffett Stocks + Full Portfolio Analysis

An Inspiring Analysis of Warren Buffett's Stocks. Biggest Investments, Dividend Yields & Margin of Safety +Best Value Stocks In His Portfolio Now.

It’s no secret that Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and the team over at Berkshire Hathaway are legendary in the investing world.

Berkshire Hathaway (Ticker: BRK.B) owns a significant number of businesses outright that operate under the umbrella of the corporation, indeed it has been company policy to try to own completely as many great businesses as possible and incorporate them as Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries.

This analysis is focused on the stocks that are in the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio that are still available for the likes of us to purchase on the open stock exchange.

An Inspiring Analysis of Warren Buffett's Stocks. Biggest Investments, Dividend Yields & Margin of Safety +Best Value Stocks In His Portfolio Now.

As Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and chief stock picker, Buffett stocks and Berkshire Hathaway holdings will be used interchangeably.

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Total Buffett / Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio Worth

As of October 2019, the entire worth of the publicly-traded company holdings in the Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio.

$211,768,532,154 or $211 Billion USD

The portfolio is made up of only 47 stocks, and Berkshire seeks to own as much of a company as possible, usually buying on significant weakness in the stock price.  This has a huge benefit called dollar-cost averaging. For example, when the market is in a panic about Trump trade wars or other macroeconomic issues, the majority of stocks fall, this represents an opportunity for Buffett to buy more of the stocks in businesses he loves at a discount.  This also lowers his overall cost base and because Berkshire buys large chunks of stock it also boosts the stock price. A win-win situation.

Total Companies in the Portfolio – 47

Portfolio Allocation

Warren Buffett Stocks - Portfolio Allocation
Warren Buffett Stocks – Portfolio Allocation. Heavily Weighted to Financial Services. Image Courtesy of Stock Rover

Unsurprisingly the vast majority of Buffett’s investments have been in an industry he knows very well,  Financial Services.  Berkshire Hathaway indeed started as an insurance company, Geico which Berkshire still wholly owns.  Because insurance companies are cash-flow rich, this spare cash was the leveraged springboard for Buffett and Berkshire to acquire huge stakes in so many other companies.

47% Allocation to Financial Services

In fact, 47.6% of the Berkshire portfolio is in financial services companies including:

  • Bank of America
  • Wells Fargo
  • American Express
  • U.S. Bankcorp
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Buffett has sought to diversify the portfolio with a huge investment in Apple worth $58 billion, equalling a 5.5% stake in the company.  Apple is the only significant technology stock in the portfolio and equals 27% of the overall portfolio, which represents a significant risk to overall profitability, should Apple fall from grace.

The second-largest segment is consumer defensive stocks such as:

  • Coca Cola
  • Costco.
  • Mondelez
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Kraft Heinz

25 Largest Buffett Investments

As mentioned the largest investment has been $58 billion in Apple, which for me represents to many risks, the tide is turning on Apple with slowing innovation and overpriced products.

TickerCompanyQuantityPriceValue
AAPLApple249,589,329 $  234.12 $    58,435,101,652.00
BACBank of America947,760,000 $    30.06 $    28,484,927,089.00
KOCoca-Cola400,000,000 $    53.85 $    21,538,000,488.00
WFCWells Fargo409,803,773 $    49.60 $    20,328,315,972.00
AXPAmerican Express151,610,700 $  118.15 $    17,912,804,436.00
KHCKraft Heinz325,634,818 $    27.57 $      8,976,123,932.00
USBU.S. Bancorp132,459,618 $    54.58 $      7,230,308,127.00
JPMJPMorgan Chase59,514,932 $  120.24 $      7,155,777,885.00
MCOMoody’s24,669,778 $  218.20 $      5,382,945,484.00
GSGoldman Sachs Group18,353,635 $  205.03 $      3,763,045,762.00
BKBank of New York Mellon80,937,250 $    44.51 $      3,602,112,398.00
LUVSouthwest Airlines53,649,213 $    53.83 $      2,888,205,333.00
GMGeneral Motors72,269,696 $    36.28 $      2,621,583,333.00
CHTRCharter Communications5,426,609 $  441.82 $      2,397,584,428.00
DVADaVita38,565,570 $    57.86 $      2,231,403,904.00
UALUnited Airlines Holdings21,938,642 $    89.48 $      1,963,069,760.00
VVisa10,562,460 $  177.73 $      1,877,265,971.00
MAMastercard4,934,756 $  277.12 $      1,367,519,559.00
LSXMKLiberty SiriusXM Gr31,090,985 $    43.88 $      1,364,272,455.00
COSTCostco Wholesale4,333,363 $  300.98 $      1,304,233,955.00
PNCPNC Financial Services Gr8,671,054 $  142.39 $      1,234,671,374.00
AALAmerican Airlines Group43,700,000 $    27.93 $      1,220,759,477.00
SIRISirius XM Holdings137,915,729 $       6.47 $          893,004,332.00
TRVTravelers Companies5,958,391 $  141.59 $          843,618,830.00

Table 1: Largest Investments in the Buffett / Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio

25 Largest Stakes In Companies

In terms of the percentage of ownership of companies, even though Berkshire has 27% of its portfolio invested in Apple, Apple does not make the top 25 list for Berkshire.

TickerCompanyQuantityValueStake
KHCKraft Heinz Co325,634,818 $            8,967,982,88826.70%
DVADavita Inc38,565,570 $            2,214,435,02924.10%
AXPAmerican Express Company151,610,700 $          17,961,319,62918.30%
LSXMKLiberty Sirius XM Group Series C31,090,985 $            1,352,457,84815.20%
LSXMALiberty Sirius XM Group Series A14,860,360 $                639,144,08414.40%
MCOMoody’s Corporation24,669,778 $            5,369,870,57713.00%
DALDelta Air Lines, Inc.70,910,456 $            3,795,836,71011.00%
VRSNVerisign, Inc.12,952,745 $            2,406,231,43910.90%
AXTAAxalta Coating Systems Ltd24,264,000 $                698,560,56010.40%
BACBank of America Corp947,760,000 $          28,792,948,80010.20%
LUVSouthwest Airlines Co53,649,213 $            2,901,885,93110.00%
AALAmerican Airlines Group Inc43,700,000 $            1,241,080,0009.80%
LBTYALiberty Global PLC Class A19,791,000 $                507,243,3309.70%
KOCoca-Cola Co400,000,000 $          21,520,000,0009.40%
WFCWells Fargo & Co409,803,773 $          20,506,580,8019.30%
BKBank of New York Mellon Corp80,937,250 $            3,634,891,8988.60%
UALUnited Airlines Holdings Inc21,938,642 $            1,981,498,1458.50%
USBU.S. Bancorp132,459,618 $            7,274,682,2218.40%
STORStore Capital Corp18,621,674 $                699,057,6428.10%
AAPLApple Inc.249,589,329 $          58,735,856,7945.50%
LILALiberty Latin America Ltd Class A2,714,854 $                  49,790,4225.40%
GSGoldman Sachs Group Inc18,353,635 $            3,815,904,2535.10%
GMGeneral Motors Company72,269,696 $            2,630,616,9345.10%
STNEStoneCo Ltd14,166,748 $                492,719,4954.80%

Table 2: Largest Stakes in Publicly Traded Companies

Buffett controls a huge stake in Kraft Heinz the food production conglomerate, attune to 26.7%.

Buffett’s Portfolio Returns / Growth

It has been a very good 10 years for Buffett’s stock portfolio with a total return of 191% compounded.  But the return could have matched his usual 23.5% return per year if it was not for the Apple investment.

 

Warren Buffett Stocks Portfolio 10 Year Growth Chart
Warren Buffett Stocks Portfolio 10 Year Growth Chart

Towards the end of 2018, the Buffett stock portfolio took a nosedive, which directly corresponded to the huge pullback in the value of Apple shares. Apple has disappointed in terms of innovations and product sales growth. An entire portfolio can be seriously affected when it is overweight (27%) in a single potentially vulnerable stock.  The portfolio is still 5% off a new high for the last 12 months.

Perhaps Buffett should have taken his own advice from one of his famous quotes…

Never invest in a business you don’t understand. Warren Buffett

The Dividend Yield of Buffett Stocks

A key part of value investing is to ensure you are buying companies that are not only on sale at a discount “margin of safety” but that also pay dividends.  Buffett has been a past master of collecting dividend payments, in this next section we look at the staggering levels of dividends Berkshire Hathaway collects.

Dividend Yield of the Buffett Stock Portfolio 2.4%

2.4% might not seem like much, but wait until you see the size of the payments.

Buffett Stocks Biggest Dividend Payouts

In terms of the largest dividend cash payout from the stocks owned by Buffett, there are 5 stocks that payout over 1/2 billion dollars each and every year.

  1. Wells Fargo –  $835,999,681
  2. Apple –  $768,735,114
  3. Bank of America –  $682,387,227
  4. Coca Cola –  $640,000,010
  5. Kraft Heinz –  $521,015,717

Biggest Dividend Payouts to Buffett

CompanyValueDiv. YieldExp. Yearly Dividends
Wells Fargo $    20,328,315,972.004.10% $                    835,999,681
Apple $    58,435,101,652.001.30% $                    768,735,114
Bank of America $    28,484,927,089.002.40% $                    682,387,227
Coca-Cola $    21,538,000,488.003.00% $                    640,000,010
Kraft Heinz $      8,976,123,932.005.80% $                    521,015,717
American Express $    17,912,804,436.001.50% $                    260,770,408
U.S. Bancorp $      7,230,308,127.003.10% $                    222,532,151
JPMorgan Chase $      7,155,777,885.003.00% $                    214,253,750
General Motors $      2,621,583,333.004.20% $                    109,849,937
Bank of New York Mellon $      3,602,112,398.002.80% $                    100,362,191
Goldman Sachs Group $      3,763,045,762.002.40% $                      91,768,175
Moody’s $      5,382,945,484.000.90% $                      49,339,556
PNC Financial Services Gr $      1,234,671,374.003.20% $                      39,886,848
Southwest Airlines $      2,888,205,333.001.30% $                      38,627,435
STORE Capital $          701,199,112.003.70% $                      26,070,343
M&T Bank $          815,002,278.002.60% $                      21,528,160
Phillips 66 $          592,363,638.003.40% $                      19,989,773
Travelers Companies $          843,618,830.002.30% $                      19,543,522
Synchrony Finl $          703,661,491.002.60% $                      18,306,640
American Airlines Group $      1,220,759,477.001.40% $                      17,480,000
Restaurant Brands Intl $          585,444,027.002.90% $                      16,876,450
Suncor Energy $          324,138,531.004.20% $                      13,648,675
Costco Wholesale $      1,304,233,955.000.90% $                      11,266,743
Visa $      1,877,265,971.000.60% $                      10,562,460
Sirius XM Holdings $          893,004,332.000.80% $                        7,337,117

Table 3: Biggest Dividend Payouts from Buffett Stocks

Buffett’s Best Stocks For Dividend Yield

Are you a dividend hunter looking to invest in a company with a great dividend yield?  If so this is the right section to read.  The fact that Warren Buffett is a major stakeholder in a company practically gurantees that, at ALL COSTS, the dividend must be paid, and preferably increased.

In the last two years, Kraft Heinz has seen a serious deterioration in stock price, down from $96 to $27 a 70% drop.  This means that the dividend yield on KHC is a large 5.8% at the current stock price.

CompanyValueDiv. YieldExp. Yearly Dividends
Kraft Heinz $      8,976,123,932.005.80% $                    521,015,717
General Motors $      2,621,583,333.004.20% $                    109,849,937
Suncor Energy $          324,138,531.004.20% $                      13,648,675
Wells Fargo $    20,328,315,972.004.10% $                    835,999,681
STORE Capital $          701,199,112.003.70% $                      26,070,343
Phillips 66 $          592,363,638.003.40% $                      19,989,773
PNC Financial Services Gr $      1,234,671,374.003.20% $                      39,886,848
United Parcel Service $               7,031,772.003.20% $                            228,096
U.S. Bancorp $      7,230,308,127.003.10% $                    222,532,151
Coca-Cola $    21,538,000,488.003.00% $                    640,000,010
JPMorgan Chase $      7,155,777,885.003.00% $                    214,253,750
Restaurant Brands Intl $          585,444,027.002.90% $                      16,876,450
Bank of New York Mellon $      3,602,112,398.002.80% $                    100,362,191
Johnson & Johnson $            44,907,557.002.80% $                        1,242,980
M&T Bank $          815,002,278.002.60% $                      21,528,160
Synchrony Finl $          703,661,491.002.60% $                      18,306,640
Procter & Gamble $            36,966,458.002.60% $                            941,027
Bank of America $    28,484,927,089.002.40% $                    682,387,227
Goldman Sachs Group $      3,763,045,762.002.40% $                      91,768,175
Travelers Companies $          843,618,830.002.30% $                      19,543,522
Mondelez International $            31,561,690.002.10% $                            658,920
American Express $    17,912,804,436.001.50% $                    260,770,408
American Airlines Group $      1,220,759,477.001.40% $                      17,480,000
Apple $    58,435,101,652.001.30% $                    768,735,114
Southwest Airlines $      2,888,205,333.001.30% $                      38,627,435

Table 4:  Highest Dividend Yielding Buffett Stocks

Margin of Safety of Buffett’s Stocks

Warren Buffet himself has popularised the concept of margin of safety. I argue this is the single most important criteria used by the Oracle of Omaha.

I will let him explain Margin of Safety in his own unique style.

If you understood a business perfectly and the future of the business, you would need very little in the way of a margin of safety. So, the more vulnerable the business is, assuming you still want to invest in it, the larger the margin of safety you’d need. If you’re driving a truck across a bridge that says it holds 10,000 pounds and you’ve got a 9,800 pound vehicle, if the bridge is 6 inches above the crevice it covers, you may feel okay; but if it’s over the Grand Canyon, you may feel you want a little larger margin of safety. Warren Buffett

In other words, the Margin of Safety is the percentage difference between a company’s Fair Value per share and its actual stock price. If a company has profits and assets that outweigh a company’s stock market valuation, this represents a Margin of Safety for the investor. The higher the margin of safety the better.

So, if you want to buy the best value Warren Buffett stocks, this is the list.

The 15 Best Warren Buffett Value Stocks

CompanyPriceFair ValueMargin of Safety
M&T Bank $  151.43$217.8344%
Travelers Companies $  141.59$197.6240%
American Express $  118.15$164.7039%
Mastercard $  277.12$385.0239%
Procter & Gamble $  117.21$160.1537%
United Parcel Service $  118.38$160.0135%
Bank of New York Mellon $    44.51$59.9735%
Synchrony Finl $    33.83$45.7835%
Visa $  177.73$240.8035%
Suncor Energy $    30.13$40.0333%
PNC Financial Services Gr $  142.39$189.3433%
Johnson & Johnson $  137.29$181.1132%
Moody’s $  218.20$288.1932%
Phillips 66 $  106.68$139.8831%
Costco Wholesale $  300.98$392.8831%

Best Stocks in terms of Margin of Safety in the Buffett Portfolio – Data from Stock Rover – Award-Winning Value Screener

As you can see, M&T Bank, Travellers, American Express and Mastercard are by Buffett’s own measures extremely undervalued. These stocks may be worthy of consideration to add to your own income and growth portfolio.

Complete List of Warren Buffett Stocks

TickerCompanyQuantityCost Per ShareValue
AAPLApple Inc.249,589,329 $               235.33 $          58,735,856,794
BACBank of America Corp947,760,000 $                  30.38 $          28,792,948,800
KOCoca-Cola Co400,000,000 $                  53.80 $          21,520,000,000
WFCWells Fargo & Co409,803,773 $                  50.04 $          20,506,580,801
AXPAmerican Express Company151,610,700 $               118.47 $          17,961,319,629
KHCKraft Heinz Co325,634,818 $                  27.54 $            8,967,982,888
USBU.S. Bancorp132,459,618 $                  54.92 $            7,274,682,221
JPMJPMorgan Chase & Co.59,514,932 $               120.77 $            7,187,618,338
MCOMoody’s Corporation24,669,778 $               217.67 $            5,369,870,577
GSGoldman Sachs Group Inc18,353,635 $               207.91 $            3,815,904,253
DALDelta Air Lines, Inc.70,910,456 $                  53.53 $            3,795,836,710
BKBank of New York Mellon Corp80,937,250 $                  44.91 $            3,634,891,898
LUVSouthwest Airlines Co53,649,213 $                  54.09 $            2,901,885,931
GMGeneral Motors Company72,269,696 $                  36.40 $            2,630,616,934
VRSNVerisign, Inc.12,952,745 $               185.77 $            2,406,231,439
CHTRCharter Communications Inc5,426,609 $               438.13 $            2,377,560,201
DVADavita Inc38,565,570 $                  57.42 $            2,214,435,029
UALUnited Airlines Holdings Inc21,938,642 $                  90.32 $            1,981,498,145
VVisa Inc10,562,460 $               178.32 $            1,883,497,867
MAMastercard Inc4,934,756 $               279.03 $            1,376,944,967
LSXMKLiberty Sirius XM Group Series C31,090,985 $                  43.50 $            1,352,457,848
COSTCostco Wholesale Corporation4,333,363 $               300.18 $            1,300,788,905
PNCPNC Financial Services Group Inc8,671,054 $               143.56 $            1,244,816,512
AALAmerican Airlines Group Inc43,700,000 $                  28.40 $            1,241,080,000
AMZNAmazon.com, Inc.537,300 $            1,796.42 $                965,216,466
SIRISirius XM Holdings Inc137,915,729 $                    6.45 $                889,556,452
TRVTravelers Companies Inc5,958,391 $               142.10 $                846,687,361
MTBM&T Bank Corporation5,382,040 $               153.64 $                826,896,626
SYFSynchrony Financial20,803,000 $                  33.84 $                703,973,520
STORStore Capital Corp18,621,674 $                  37.54 $                699,057,642
AXTAAxalta Coating Systems Ltd24,264,000 $                  28.79 $                698,560,560
LSXMALiberty Sirius XM Group Series A14,860,360 $                  43.01 $                639,144,084
PSXPhillips 665,552,715 $               106.90 $                593,585,234
QSRRestaurant Brands International Inc8,438,225 $                  69.26 $                584,431,464
LBTYALiberty Global PLC Class A19,791,000 $                  25.63 $                507,243,330
STNEStoneCo Ltd14,166,748 $                  34.78 $                492,719,495
SUSuncor Energy Inc.10,758,000 $                  30.10 $                323,815,800
TEVATeva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd43,249,295 $                    7.22 $                312,259,910
LBTYKLiberty Global PLC Class C7,346,968 $                  24.59 $                180,661,943
LILALiberty Latin America Ltd Class A2,714,854 $                  18.34 $                  49,790,422
JNJJohnson & Johnson327,100 $               136.68 $                  44,708,028
PGProcter & Gamble Co315,400 $               117.16 $                  36,952,264
MDLZMONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC Common Stock578,000 $                  54.72 $                  31,628,160
LILAKLiberty Latin America Ltd Class C1,284,020 $                  18.17 $                  23,330,643
UPSUnited Parcel Service, Inc.59,400 $               117.92 $                     7,004,448

The Key Warren Buffett Stocks In The Portfolio

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21 Best Warren Buffett Stocks With A High Margin of Safety
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