4 Stocks Warren Buffett Is Buying (and 6 He's Selling)

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway initiated a big stake in Chubb and dumped HPQ, among other moves.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) revealed a large stake in Chubb (CB) when it disclosed its first-quarter holdings in mid-May. Berkshire also made small changes to its investments in Chevron (CVX) and Occidental Petroleum (OXY), exited its position in HP (HPQ) and – as previously reported – cut its stake in Apple (AAPL), among other moves.

But make no mistake: Chubb was the most interesting news to come out of Berkshire's buys and sells. The holding company, of which Buffett serves as chairman and CEO, requested confidential treatment from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the third and fourth quarters for one or more of its equity investments. 

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