Warren Buffett Cuts Stakes In Apple, Airlines But Buys More GM, Bank Stocks (IBD)

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by markyu007


Berskhire Hathaway (BRKB), led by investor Warren Buffett, cut its stake in Apple(AAPL), Wells Fargo (WFC) and a couple of airlines in the fourth quarter. It upped its stake in General Motors (GM) and a slew of banks.


That comes via the conglomerate’s latest quarterly 13-F filing with the SEC. Rank-and-file investors closely track this regulatory data to get a sense of where the “smart money” is being put to work in the stock market.

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Berkshire cut its Apple holdings by nearly 3 million shares. The iPhone maker now accounts for 21.5% of its portfolio, down from 25.79% the prior quarter.

The Buffett-led firm dumped more than 15 million shares of Wells Fargo and more than 4 million shares of United Airlines (UAL). It also reduced positions in Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Charter Communications (CHTR).

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Berkshire’s top buys in Q4 included GM, Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). He bought 19.8 million, 18.9 million and 14.5 million shares, respectively.

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It also loaded up on US Bancorp[ticker symb=USB], Bank of New York Mellon (BK), Travelers Companies(TRV) and PNC Financial (PNC).

New buys included Red Hat (RHT), Stoneco (STNE) and Suncor Energy (SU).

Berkshire entirely dumped Oracle (ORCL), a new position in Q3.

Source www.investors.com/news/warren-buffett-stocks-berkshire-hathway-q4-2018-13f/



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