UPDATED BY: Shauvik Haldar on June 27, 2019.
When it comes to value investing, no investor compares to Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha continues to inspire us with incredible worth ethic, sound investment advice and an immutable track record. However, for income investors, the best source of inspiration is Mr. Buffett’s stock holdings.
Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A ), owns 44 stocks, according to its latest 13F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As it turns out, Berkshire’s holdings are filled with top dividend plays that can be used by income investors to generate passive earnings and consistent dividend growth.
In the following section, we present the top ten dividend stocks owned by Berkshire Hathaway. To ensure we adequately reflect the company’s holdings, we limit our picks to stocks in which Berkshire has a stake of $100 million or more.
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Here is the list of the top 10 high-yielding stocks under Buffett’s banner.
|Ticker||Company||Annualised Dividend Payout ($)||Closing Price ($) *||Dividend Yield (%) *||Berkshire’s Ownership ($ million) **|
|KHC||Kraft Heinz Co||$1.60||$30.84||5.19%||$10,632|
|STOR||Store Capital Corp||$1.32||$32.72||4.03%||$624|
|GM||General Motors Company||$1.52||$38.13||3.99%||$2,681|
|WFC||Wells Fargo & Co||$1.80||$45.80||3.93%||$19,802|
|SU||Suncor Energy Inc.||$1.24||$31.57||3.93%||$349|
|KO||The Coca-Cola Co||$1.60||$51.12||3.13%||$18,744|
|JPM||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||$3.20||$108.48||2.95%||$6,025|
|QSR||Restaurant Brands International Inc||$2.00||$68.04||2.94%||$549|
*Based on closing prices on June 26, 2019
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The Bottom Line
The dividend stocks laid out before you today are owned and approved by the Oracle of Omaha himself. The diverse mixture of stocks provides diversification benefits as well as long-term income growth.
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