Warren Buffett Adjusts Portfolio: Major Reduction in Apple Inc Shares

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Insights from the Latest 13F Filing for Q1 2024

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), often referred to as “The Oracle of Omaha,” is a towering figure in the investment world. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, is a testament to his investment acumen, having evolved from a textile firm into a massive conglomerate. Buffett’s investment philosophy, deeply influenced by Benjamin Graham, focuses on understanding a business deeply, investing in companies with favorable long-term prospects and competent management, and purchasing at a significant discount. His latest 13F filing for the first quarter of 2024 reveals some intriguing shifts in his portfolio, including a significant reduction in Apple Inc shares.

Warren Buffett Adjusts Portfolio: Major Reduction in Apple Inc Shares

Key Position Increases

During the first quarter of 2024, Buffett increased his stakes in four stocks. Notably:

  • Chubb Ltd (NYSE:CB) saw an addition of 5,823,840 shares, bringing the total to 25,923,840 shares. This adjustment marks a 28.97% increase in share count and a 0.46% impact on the current portfolio, totaling $6,717,644,660 in value.

  • Liberty SiriusXM Group (NASDAQ:LSXMK) had an additional 22,277,997 shares, bringing the total to 65,486,288. This adjustment represents a significant 51.56% increase in share count, with a total value of $1,945,597,620.

Summary of Sold Out Positions

Buffett completely exited one holding in the first quarter of 2024:

  • HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ): All 22,852,715 shares were sold, resulting in a -0.2% impact on the portfolio.

Key Position Reductions

Buffett also reduced his positions in five stocks, with significant changes including:

  • Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reduced by 116,191,550 shares, resulting in a -12.83% decrease in shares and a -6.36% impact on the portfolio. The stock traded at an average price of $181.83 during the quarter and has returned 3.41% over the past three months and -1.12% year-to-date.

  • Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARA) was reduced by 55,790,726 shares, resulting in an -88.11% reduction in shares and a -0.24% impact on the portfolio. The stock traded at an average price of $12.58 during the quarter and has returned 0.43% over the past three months and -14.51% year-to-date.

Portfolio Overview

As of the first quarter of 2024, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio included 41 stocks. The top holdings were 40.81% in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), 11.81% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), 10.41% in American Express Co (NYSE:AXP), 7.38% in Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO), and 5.85% in Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX). The holdings are mainly concentrated in eight of all the 11 industries: Technology, Financial Services, Consumer Defensive, Energy, Communication Services, Healthcare, Consumer Cyclical, and Industrials.

Warren Buffett Adjusts Portfolio: Major Reduction in Apple Inc Shares

Warren Buffett Adjusts Portfolio: Major Reduction in Apple Inc Shares

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