11 Stocks Warren Buffett Is Buying or Selling

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Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B (opens in new tab), $205.83), wasn’t kidding when he said he couldn’t get enough bites of Apple’s (AAPL (opens in new tab)) stock.

The Oracle of Omaha added to Berkshire Hathaway’s already hefty stake in the iPhone maker during the three months ended June 30. Apple has since gone on to become the first U.S. company to top $1 trillion in market value.

Buffett has made his ardor for Apple well-known, but the world’s greatest value investor made a number of other noteworthy moves in the second quarter, according to a new 13F regulatory filing. (Large investors such as Berkshire are required to disclose their holdings to the Securities and Exchange Commission every three months.)

The big picture remains the same. Buffett is, as always, bullish.

In total, Berkshire spent $6.1 billion on stocks in the second quarter. And since it can be instructive to see what Buffett has been up to, we took a closer look at what Berkshire has been buying and selling. Keep in mind that bigger investments are thought to be made by Warren Buffett himself, while smaller positions are believed to be handled by lieutenants Ted Weschler and Todd Combs.

With that caveat in mind, here are the most notable recent changes to Berkshire Hathaway’s stock holdings.

Data is as of Aug. 14, 2018. Sources: Berkshire Hathaway’s SEC Form 13F filed Aug. 14, 2018, for the reporting period ended June 30, 2018; Fintel Financial Intelligence; S&P Global Market Intelligence; CNBC's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio Tracker.

Dan Burrows
Senior Investing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Dan Burrows is Kiplinger's senior investing writer, having joined the august publication full time in 2016.


A long-time financial journalist, Dan is a veteran of SmartMoney, MarketWatch, CBS MoneyWatch, InvestorPlace and DailyFinance. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Senior Executive and Boston magazine, and his stories have appeared in the New York Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications. As a senior writer at AOL's DailyFinance, Dan reported market news from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and hosted a weekly video segment on equities.


Once upon a time – before his days as a financial reporter and assistant financial editor at legendary fashion trade paper Women's Wear Daily – Dan worked for Spy magazine, scribbled away at Time Inc. and contributed to Maxim magazine back when lad mags were a thing. He's also written for Esquire magazine's Dubious Achievements Awards.


In his current role at Kiplinger, Dan writes about equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, funds, macroeconomics and more.


Dan holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Columbia University.


Disclosure: Dan does not trade stocks or other securities. Rather, he dollar-cost averages into cheap funds and index funds and holds them forever in tax-advantaged accounts.