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Berkshire Hathaway Increases Bets on Airlines, Apple But Sells Out Kinder Morgan, NOW, Deere

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) has increased its stakes in airlines, with its investments in American Airlines Group ( AAL ), Delta Air Lines ( DAL ) and United Continental Holdings ( UAL ) climbing to more than $2 billion each, according to regulatory filings. It also disclosed a stake in Southwest Airlines Co. ( LUV ) valued at about $2.2 billion as of Dec. 31.

Berkshire also more than tripled its stake in Apple ( AAPL ) to about 57 million shares, which is valued at more than $7 billion, making Berkshire among the top 10 holders.

It also disclosed an 8-million-share position in Monsanto (MON) and about 167 million shares of Sirius (SIRI).

It lowered its stake in Walmart (WMT) to less than 2 million shares as of Dec. 31 and sold its entire stakes in Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), NOW Inc. (DNOW) and Deere & Co (DE).

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