The “Oracle of Omaha” filed his firm’s 13-F filing on Tuesday. Funds of a certain size are required to disclose their long equity holdings in these regulatory filings. They come out 45 days after the end of each quarter.
During the third quarter, Berkshire Hathaway announced plans to exercise its Bank of America warrants once the dividend rate increase took effect. Buffett invested in Bank of America in 2011 as it dealt with legal troubles related to mortgages. According to the filing, Berkshire Hathaway last held 679 million shares in the third quarter, a position valued at just over $17.2 billion. Bank of America is Berkshire Hathaway’s fifth largest equity holding.
Buffett snapped up 3.9 million more shares of Apple, bringing its stake to just over 134 million, a position valued at $20.7 billion at the end of the quarter, the filing shows. Apple is Berkshire’s third largest equity holding.
The Monsanto position was increased by about 10%, with Berkshire Hathaway adding 831,685 shares in the quarter, bringing its total position to just over 8.87 million. The position was last valued at over $1.06 billion.
Berkshire Hathaway reduced its IBM stake by about one-third, selling just over 17 million shares in the quarter. Berkshire Hathaway last held 37 million shares of IBM, a position valued at around $5.73 billion.
Wells Fargo was trimmed by just over 3.75 million shares. The bank remained Berkshire Hathaway’s largest equity position with 464.23 million shares, or a position valued at more than $25.6 billion at the end of the quarter.
Buffett cut the Charter Communications stake by about 10%, selling 954,100 shares in the quarter. Berkshire Hathaway last held 8.49 million shares, or a position valued at around $3.09 billion.
Julia La Roche is a finance reporter at Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter.