The company upped its investment in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), buying a total of 522,902 shares. Its total stake in the tech giant amounts to around US$59.994 million. Apple now comprises 25.7% of Berkshire’s tech portfolio. The Oracle of Omaha’s company also acquired 41.4 million shares of Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORC), bringing its investment stake to around US$2.1 billion as of September 30.
Berkshire Hathaway, already big on banking, acquired a new stake of 35.664 million shares of JPMorgan & Chase Co (NYSE:JPM), which was valued at US$4 billion as of September 30.
The company increased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) to US$4.1 billion, adding about 5.1 million shares. Recent reports stated that Malaysia's finance minister has demanded a full refund of fees it paid to Goldman related to a failed investment fund.
Buffett’s bank-heavy buys also include about 6.08 million shares of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) as well as shares of Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), US Bancorp (NYSE:USB-PO) and The Bank of New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK).
Buffett’s company also slashed its investments in several airlines, including American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL), United Continental Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UAL) and Southwest Airlines Co (NASDAQ:LUV).
Its position in Wells Fargo Inc (NYSE:WFC) was reduced by 9.6 million shares to around US$23.25 billion.
Berkshire’s Class A shares were down about 1% to US$323,700.06. Its Class B shares were also down about 1% to US$216.03.
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