Warren Buffett is the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. It is a publicly traded company which operates numerous businesses. Some of the companies where the form has invested include Coca-Cola, American Express, Geico manufacturing, Apple, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Warren Buffett invests in stocks that have shown strong signs of growth in long-term.
Most companies where he has invested have a long track record of success. Strong management and high turnover ratio are some of the factors Warren Buffett must see in a company before investing. He does not invest in startups which promise huge returns. His investing philosophy involves buying stocks at the right prices. He waits for the stocks to come to his price and then buy long term.
Over the years, the stock portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway has changed considerably. In the past one year, there has been additions and subtractions of some stocks. In the last two years, the stock portfolio has consisted of over 45 positions. However, there are some stocks which have remained constant over the years. Some of these stocks include Kraft Heinz, American Express, and Coca-Cola. There have also been notable changes in the stock.
Warren Buffett has for a long time avoided investments in the tech stocks. However, in recent years, the company has invested in Apple and IBM, two companies in the technology sector. However, Warren Buffett has been selling the IBM shares lately due to what he calls competition in the industry. He has also reviewed the value of the IBM stock, and he is bearish.
Since 2016, Buffett has been increasing shareholding at Apple. Just recently in the first quarter of 2018, Berkshire bought 75 million shares at Apple. Buffett has fallen in love with the ability of Apple to stick to its product line while at the same time retaining its customers over and over.