As in every year, Warren Buffett shared Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK-A, BRK-B) largest stock positions (common stocks) in his 2017 annual letter to the shareholders.
Berkshire Hathaway’s largest positions included Wells Fargo, Apple and Bank of America shares. The letter said the company had stock holdings totaling $170.5 billion in value at the end of 2017.
Below the list of Warren Buffett’s 15 common stock investments that at year end had the largest market value. He exclude the Kraft Heinz holding – 325,442,152 shares – because Berkshire is part of a control group and therefore must account for this investment on the “equity” method. On its balance sheet, Berkshire carries its Kraft Heinz holding at a GAAP figure of $17.6 billion. The shares had a yearend market value of $25.3 billion, and a cost basis of $9.8 billion.
|151.610.700||American Express Company||17,6||$1.287||$15.056|
|700.000.000||Bank of America Corporation||6,8||5.007||20.664|
|53.307.534||The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation||5,3||2.230||2.871|
|225.000.000||BYD Company Ltd||8,2||232||1.961|
|6.789.054||Charter Communications, Inc||2,8||1.210||2.281|
|400.000.000||The Coca-Cola Company||9,4||1.299||18.352|
|53.110.395||Delta Airlines Inc||7,4||2.219||2.974|
|44.527.147||General Motors Company||3,2||1.343||1.825|
|11.390.582||The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc||3,0||654||2.902|
|47.659.456||Southwest Airlines Co||8,1||1.997||3.119|
|482.544.468||Wells Fargo & Company||9,9||11.837||29.276|
|Total Common Stocks Carried at Market||$74.676||$170.540|
Source: Berkshire Hathaway annual letter 2017
See also the most recent holdings of the Warren Buffett portfolio based on the SEC fillings