Three new stocks Warren Buffett bought in 2023

Warren Buffett

In the first quarter of 2023, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought three new stocks – Capital One Financial, Diageo ADR, and Vitesse Energy.

Berkshire Hathaway increased its stake in seven others: Apple, Bank of America, Occidental Petroleum, HP, Citigroup, Paramount Global, and Markel.

Buffett is widely regarded as one of the greatest investors ever and has left an indelible mark on the finance world.

He has become an iconic figure in the investment community because of his extraordinary success and down-to-earth personality.

Buffett’s journey began in Omaha, Nebraska, where he developed an early interest in business and investing.

As a young boy, he would spend hours reading financial books and analysing stock market data.

Buffett’s passion for investing grew stronger as he progressed through his education, and he eventually earned a Master of Science in Economics from Columbia Business School.

After completing his education, Buffett established his own investment partnership in 1956, laying the foundation for his eventual success.

In 1965, Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway, a textile company he turned into an investment vehicle and one of the world’s largest companies by market cap.

Buffett is still the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, with his long-term partner Charlie Munger as the vice chairman.

Buffett’s investment strategy, called value investing, involved buying shares of companies with solid fundamentals trading below their intrinsic value.

This patient and disciplined approach helped him navigate market fluctuations and generate exceptional returns.

Warren Buffett’s fame stems not only from his investment prowess but also from his unique personal qualities.

Despite accumulating immense riches, he has maintained a humble and frugal lifestyle, living in the same house he purchased decades ago and eschewing flashy displays of wealth.

Buffett’s annual shareholder letters and charismatic presence at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meetings have further endeared him to investors worldwide.

Moreover, Buffett is renowned for his philanthropic efforts. He pledged to donate most of his fortune to charitable causes.

His partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates to establish The Giving Pledge has inspired numerous billionaires to commit their wealth to philanthropy.

Berkshire Hathaway share portfolio

The table below shows Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway share portfolio on 31 March 2023.

CompanyPortfolio PercentageChangeValue
AAPL – Apple Inc.46.44%Add 2.28%$150,975,908,000
BAC – Bank of America Corp.9.09%Add 2.25%$29,539,568,000
AXP – American Express7.69%No change$25,008,185,000
KO – Coca Cola Co.7.63%No change$24,812,002,000
CVX – Chevron Corp.6.65%Reduce 18.76%$21,603,624,000
OXY – Occidental Petroleum4.07%Add 8.93%$13,216,875,000
KHC – Kraft Heinz Co.3.87%No change$12,592,298,000
MCO – Moody’s Corp.2.32%No change$7,549,445,000
ATVI – Activision Blizzard Inc.1.3%Reduce 6.22%$4,231,550,000
HPQ – HP Inc.1.09%Add 15.77%$3,549,965,000
DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners0.9%No change$2,927,712,000
VRSN – Verisign Inc.0.83%No change$2,708,323,000
C – Citigroup Inc.0.8%Add 0.16%$2,590,429,000
KR – Kroger Co.0.76%No change$2,468,500,000
PARA – Paramount Global CL B0.64%Add 0.10%$2,091,139,000
V – Visa Inc.0.58%No change$1,870,745,000
GM – General Motors0.45%Reduce 20.00%$1,467,200,000
MA – Mastercard Inc.0.45%No change$1,448,788,000
AON – Aon Plc0.42%Reduce 1.39%$1,366,782,000
CHTR – Charter Communications0.42%No change$1,369,268,000
LSXMK – Liberty SiriusXM Series C0.37%No change$1,209,400,000
AMZN – Inc.0.34%Reduce 1.08%$1,089,813,000
CE – Celanese Corp.0.3%Reduce 9.18%$960,302,000
COF – Capital One Financial0.29%Buy$954,099,000
SNOW – Snowflake Inc.0.29%No change$945,084,000
MCK – McKesson Corp.0.25%Reduce 19.81%$815,306,000
ALLY – Ally Financial Inc.0.23%Reduce 2.68%$739,211,000
TMUS – T-Mobile US Inc.0.23%No change$759,251,000
GL – Globe Life Inc.0.22%No change$699,037,000
MKL – Markel Corp.0.19%Add 0.87%$602,505,000
FWONK – Liberty Media Corp F10.18%No change$577,871,000
LSXMA – Liberty Sirius XM Series A0.17%No change$567,633,000
NU – Nu Holdings Ltd0.16%No change$509,885,000
FND – Floor & Decor Holdings0.14%No change$469,492,000
LPX – Louisiana-Pacific Corp.0.12%No change$381,905,000
STNE – StoneCo Ltd.0.03%No change$102,035,000
JNJ – Johnson & Johnson0.02%No change$50,701,000
MMC – Marsh & McLennan0.02%No change$67,438,000
DEO – Diageo ADR0.01%Buy$41,264,000
LILA – Liberty LiLAC Group A0.01%No change$21,862,000
MDLZ – Mondelez International0.01%No change$40,298,000
PG – Procter & Gamble0.01%No change$46,897,000
JEF – Jefferies Financial Group Inc.0%No change$13,761,000
LILAK – Liberty LiLAC Group C0%No change$10,606,000
SPY – SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust0%No change$16,130,000
UPS – United Parcel Service0%No change$11,523,000
VOO – Vanguard S&P 500 ETF0%No change$16,171,000
VTS – Vitesse Energy Inc.0%Buy$971,000


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