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Major changes seen in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway stock holdings

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) have released their official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway as of September 30, 2015. 24/7 Wall St. has followed this trend for many years now by tracking changes in the full list of equity holdings. We have also added details on these changes and added color on each of the pertinent holdings or added commentary on the value of those holdings through time.AP BUFETT LUNCH A F FILE USA NE

Yet again, over half of Buffett’s total equity holdings are heavily concentrated in just a few top holdings. Berkshire Hathaway’s recent earnings release showed that approximately 58% of the aggregate fair value of all equity holdings was concentrated in just four companies, versus the same 58% in the prior quarter and down marginally from the 59% reported at the end of 2014.

Another issue on the recent balance sheet was that the equity securities figure in the quarterly balance sheet report was $106.1 billion. The newer 13F filing showed this value as being $127.407 billion, largely due to Kraft-Heinz. Many other stakes were changed to make room for the larger stake there, which makes the number of Berkshire Hathaway stock portfolio changes seem much higher than normal.

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) listed its top four equity holdings as follows: credit card giant American Express (AXP) at $11.2 billion, banking giant Wells Fargo  (WFC) at $25.2 billion, IT-services giant International Business Machines (IBM) at $11.7 billion and beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) at $16.0 billion.