Warren Buffett's Latest Buys and Sells | Berkshire Hathaway Q4/2012 Fund Portfolio

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Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway Q4/2012 Fund Investing Strategies By Dividend Yield - Stock Capital, Investment . Warren Buffett is not only a wealthy investor; he is a person who inspired others.

In my blog, I publish on a regular basis a snapshot of Warren's latest activities on the market. I personally watch closely what he is doing.

Sometimes we have the same ideas and sometimes I got some new ones from his latest stock buys and sells.

Linked is a current portfolio update of Warren Buffett's - Berkshire Hathaway - portfolio movements as of Q4/2012 (December 31, 2012). In total, he has 41 stocks with a total portfolio worth of USD 75.3 billion. Buffett bought two new companies and added ten additional stocks to his fund. The most important buy was Wells Fargo and DaVita HealthCare Partners. Both stocks affected his portfolio by more than 0.5 percent.

In return, Buffet reduced three stocks. The biggest changer on the short side was Mondelez.


Here are some interesting Long picks from Warren Buffett's - Berkshire Hathaway Fund as of Q4/2012:


Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT )
has a market capitalization of $230.02 billion. The company employs 2,200,000 people, generates revenue of $446.950 billion and has a net income of $16.454 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34.688 billion. The EBITDA margin is 7.76 percent (the operating margin is 5.94 percent and the net profit margin 3.68 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.62 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.15, the P/S ratio is 0.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.30. The dividend yield amounts to 2.31 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.35.

Archer Daniels Midland ( ADM ) has a market capitalization of $21.80 billion. The company employs 30,000 people, generates revenue of $89.038 billion and has a net income of $1.242 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.444 billion. The EBITDA margin is 2.74 percent (the operating margin is 1.98 percent and the net profit margin 1.39 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.84 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 57.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.08. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.68 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.92, the P/S ratio is 0.24 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.21. The dividend yield amounts to 2.30 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.49.

Precision Castparts ( PCP ) has a market capitalization of $27.13 billion. The company employs 21,480 people, generates revenue of $7.214 billion and has a net income of $1.217 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.985 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.52 percent (the operating margin is 25.12 percent and the net profit margin 16.88 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 1.97 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 2.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.85 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.02, the P/S ratio is 3.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.22. The dividend yield amounts to 0.06 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.21.

Take a closer look at Warren Buffett's full portfolio of 41 value stocks and his latest investment choices.

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This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas , Stocks , US Markets

Referenced Stocks: ADM , PCP , WFC , WMT

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