Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway adds nearly 4 million shares to Apple stake

“Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought more Apple shares before their latest jump to all-time highs,” Evelyn Cheng reports for CNBC. “Berkshire also cut its stake in IBM by 32 percent, or 17.06 million shares, in the third quarter, according to a required quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released Tuesday.”

“Buffett’s conglomerate increased its holdings of the iPhone maker’s stock by 3.9 million to 134.1 million, the filing showed,” Cheng reports. “Apple hit a record high last week and is up nearly 11.2 percent this quarter, following the launch of the iPhone X. The stock has rallied nearly 48 percent this year.”

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MacDailyNews Take: There’s a nice (and smart) vote of confidence in AAPL near all-time highs!

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  1. This is just the SEC filing. Buffett went on CNBC at the end of August and already said he had cut his stake in IBM and added to his position in Apple. In fact, he said his two junior managers had sold their Apple positions, and he had bought all of their shares, and bought even more.

    MDN reported this way back on Aug 30. In other words, this “news” is about 10 weeks old already.

    1. You may be talking about two different things.

      Buffer has his own private holdings, and Berkshire-Hathaway has corporate ones. Earlier this year, Buffer increased his personal stake (by buying AAPL from his managers). This week, we learned (from the quarterly filings) that Berkshire-Hathaway did the same.

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