Buffett Sells Big Oil, Healthcare and Others

In Berkshire Hathaway’s latest quarterly 13 f  filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission billionaire Warren Buffett disclosed the sales of the following stocks:   CarMax (KMX), ConocoPhilips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Gannett (GCI), Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Moody’s (MCO), Procter & Gamble (PG), SunTrust Banks (STI), UnitedHealth (UNH) and Wellpoint (WLP)

Is this a sign that big oil has had it’s day and petroleum will be cheaper in the future? If so, this will be good for other sectors of the economy  including transportation and trash hauling companies that have huge fuel expenses. Companies including United Parcel Service (UPS) , FedEx (FDX) , Republic Services (RSG) and Waste Management (WM) will all benefit from lower expenses and better operating margins if oil declines. In the quarterly filing Buffet sells large amounts of oil stocks (COP & XOM) and increased the holdings in Republic Services (RSG).

CarMax (KMX) from 9,000,000 shares to 8,000,000 shares

11% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 4.04% of the available shares to 3.59%

ConocoPhilips (COP) from 57,430, 168 shares to 37,711, 330 shares

34% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 3.88% of the available shares to 2.55%

Exxon Mobil (XOM) from 1,276,290 shares to 421,800 shares

67% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 0.03% of the available shares to 0.01%

Gannett (GCI) from 3,447,600 shares to 2,202,200 shares

36% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 1.46% of the available shares to 0.93%

Ingersoll-Rand (IR) from 7,782,600 shares to 5,636,600 shares

28% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 2.43% of the available shares to 1.76%

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) from 36,914,633 shares to 27,132,758 shares

26% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 1.34% of the available shares to 0.98%

Moody’s (MCO) from 39,219,312 shares to 31,814,610 shares

19% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 16.56% of the available shares to 13.43%

Procter & Gamble (PG) from 96,316,005 shares to 87,503,411 shares

9% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 3.32% of the available shares to 3.02%

SunTrust Banks (STI) from 3,079,778 shares to 2,398,206 shares

22% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 0.62% of the available shares to 0.48%

UnitedHealth (UNH) from 3,400,000 shares to 1,175,000 shares

65% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 0.29% of the available shares to 0.10%

Wellpoint (WLP) from 3,394,212 shares to 1,343,820 shares

60% decrease in the number of shares held

Decreased holdings from 0.76% of the available shares held to 0.30%

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