Top Yields in Berkshire Hathaway's Portfolio

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According to GuruFocus research, Warren Buffett 's firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) gains its highest dividends from GlaxoSmithKline PLC ( GSK ), ConocoPhillips ( COP ), General Electric Co. ( GE ) and Procter & Gamble Co. ( PG ).

Here are the details of the portfolio's top four highest-yield stocks, as of June 30, 2013.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC ( GSK ) - Yield 4.70%

Predictability: 2 out of 5 Stars

Up 7% over 12 months, GlaxoSmithKline PLC has a market cap of $122.39 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.13. The P/E ratio is 19.40.

Incorporated in the UK, GlaxoSmithKline PLC develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products including vaccines, over-the-counter medicines and health-related consumer products. The company's principal pharmaceutical products include medicines in the following therapeutic areas: respiratory, anti-virals including HIV, central nervous system, cardiovascular and urogenital, metabolic, anti-bacterials, oncology and emesis, vaccines and dermatologicals.

Historical share pricing, revenue and net income:



Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Warren Buffett 's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. holds 1,476,021 shares, valued at around $73.7 million, and a portfolio weight of 0.083%.

In the second quarter of 2013, Berkshire Hathaway reduced its position by 2.28%, unloading 34,479 shares bought at an average price of $50.77 per share for a loss of 1.3%.

ConocoPhillips ( COP ) - Yield 3.80%

Predictability: 1 out of 5 Stars

Up 23% over 12 months, ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $86.69 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.88. The P/E ratio is 11.80.

Incorporated in 2001, ConocoPhillips focuses on exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas around the world. The company's portfolio includes legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia; growing North American shale and oil sands businesses; several major international developments, and a global exploration program.

Historical share pricing, revenue and net income:



Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. holds 24,123,911 shares, valued at around $1.45 billion, and a portfolio weight of 1.6%.

In the second quarter of 2013, Berkshire Hathaway gained 16.6% on the holding of 24,123,911 shares bought at an average price of $60.81.

Over a five-year history, Berkshire Hathaway has gained 9% on 66,447,100 shares bought at an average price of $65.13; the firm has also averaged a gain of 84% on 59,831,889 shares bought at an average price of $38.50.

General Electric Co. ( GE ) - Yield 3.20%

Predictability: Not Rated

Up 5% over 12 months, General Electric Co. has a market cap of $244.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.94. The P/E ratio is 17.90.

Incorporated in 1892, General Electric Co. is a diversified infrastructure and financial services business. The company provides products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrials products.

Historical share pricing, revenue and net income:



Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. holds 588,900 shares, valued at around $13.65 million, and a portfolio weight of 0.015%.

In the second quarter of 2013, Berkshire Hathaway gained 4.1% on the holding of 588,900 shares bought at an average price of $23.10.

Across the five-year history, the firm has made a gain of 18% on 7,189,000 shares bought at an average price of $20.32.

Procter & Gamble Co. ( PG ) - Yield 3.10%

Predictability: 1 out of 5 Stars

Up 9% over 12 months, Procter & Gamble Co. has a market cap of $207.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $75.65. The P/E ratio is 19.60.

Incorporated in 1905, Procter & Gamble Co. provides branded consumer packaged goods. The company's products are sold in more than 180 countries through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, salons and high-frequency stores.

Historical share pricing, revenue and net income:



Guru Action: As of June 30, 2013, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. holds 52,793,078 shares, valued at around $4.06 billion, and a portfolio weight of 4.6%.

In the second quarter of 2013, Berkshire Hathaway had a loss of 3.6% on 52,793,078 shares bought at an average price of $78.48 per share.

The firm gained 20% on 53,053,922 shares bought at an average price of $63.10 per share.

The GuruFocus Score Board of Gurus shows that Warren Buffett's 12-month average return is 18.29%.



Here is the complete portfolio of Warren Buffett.

Be sure to read:

1. Warren Buffett's Undervalued Stocks
2. Warren Buffett's Top Growth Companies
3. Warren Buffett's High Yield stocks
4. Stocks that Warren Buffett keeps buying



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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: BRK.A , COP , GE , GSK , PG

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