Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Shows New Stakes in GM (GM) and Viacom (VIA-B)

May 15, 2012 4:32 PM EDT
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) released its 13F for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 after the close. Below is a summary

New Stakes
General Motors (NYSE: GM) new 10,000,000 share position
Viacom (NYSE: VIA-B) new 1,591,670 share position

Raised Stakes
Bank of New York (NYSE: BK) raised from 1,793,915 shares to 5,607,466 shares
DaVita, Inc. (NYSE: DVA) raised from 2,684,500 shares to 6,000,000 shares
DIRECTV CLASS A (NASDAQ: DTV) raised from 20,348,400 shares to 22,999,600 shares
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) raised from 63,905,931 shares to 64,395,700 shares
LIBERTY MEDIA-CAP-A (NASDAQ: LMCA) raised from 1,701,400 shares to 3,000,000 shares
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) raised from 39,037,142 shares to 46,708,142 shares
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) raised from 383,703,628 shares to 394,334,928 shares

Lowered Stakes
Dollar General (NYSE: DG) lowered from 4,497,247 shares to 3,637,164 shares
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ADS (NYSE: GSK) lowered from 1,510,500 shares to 67,837 shares
Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR) lowered from 636,600 shares to 636,000 shares
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) lowered from 11,495,000 shares to 7,745,000 shares
Kraft Foods Inc. Cl A (NYSE: KFT) lowered from 87,034,713 shares to 78,017,165 shares
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) lowered from 76,766,036 shares to 73,254,136 shares
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) lowered from 69,039,426 shares to 69,039,326 shares
Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) lowered from 3,445,029 shares to 2,230,148 shares

Liquidated Stakes
Comdisco Holdings Company, Inc. (: CDCO) liquidated

Maintained Stakes
American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) maintained 151,610,700 share stake
Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) maintained 200,000,000 share stake
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) maintained 29,100,937 share stake
Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ: COST) maintained 4,333,363 share stake
CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) maintained 7,106,500 share stake
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) maintained 1,740,231 share stake
General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) maintained 3,877,122 share stake
General Electric (NYSE: GE) maintained 7,777,900 share stake
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) maintained 29,018,127 share stake
M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB) maintained 5,382,040 share stake
MasterCard Cl A (NYSE: MA) maintained 405,000 share stake
Moodys Corp. (NYSE: MCO) maintained 28,415,250 share stake
Sanofi-Aventis ADS (NYSE: SNY) maintained 4,063,675 share stake
Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK) maintained 4,235,818 share stake
USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) maintained 17,072,192 share stake
United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B (NYSE: UPS) maintained 1,429,200 share stake
Visa (NYSE: V) maintained 2,865,008 share stake
Washington Post Co. Cl B (NYSE: WPO) maintained 1,727,765 share stake

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