11 Stocks Warren Buffett Is Selling (And 3 He's Buying)

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and his team were bears yet again in Q2 2021, hacking away at a large number of positions while only adding to a handful.

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The stock market made a number of new all-time highs during the second quarter of 2021. Warren Buffett mostly took it as an opportunity to sell ... again.

The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), like he has for several quarters now, primarily pruned the holding company's stock portfolio over the most recent three-month period. Notably, the company made several cuts to its positions in the healthcare sector.

Disclaimer

Current share prices are as of Aug. 16, 2021. Holdings data is as of June 30, 2021. Sources: Berkshire Hathaway's SEC Form 13F filed Aug. 16, 2021, for the reporting period ended June 30, 2021; and WhaleWisdom.

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Dan Burrows
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