Buffett's Berkshire Buys New Stakes in Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM), VeriSign (VRSN); Boosts GM (GM)

February 14, 2013 4:57 PM EST
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) released its 13F for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. Below is a summary.

New Stakes
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) new 5,956,600 share position
KRAFT FOODS GRP (NASDAQ: KRFT) new 1,668,714 share position (NOTE: spin from old Kraft)
MONDELEZ INT (NASDAQ: MDLZ) new 12,840,450 share position (NOTE: spin from old Kraft)
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) new 3,685,700 share position

Raised Stakes
Davita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA) raised from 10,197,569 shares to 13,607,935 shares
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) raised from 29,555,600 shares to 34,037,500 shares
General Motors (NYSE: GM) raised from 15,000,000 shares to 25,000,000 shares
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) raised from 67,517,896 shares to 68,115,484 shares
LIBERTY MEDIA-A (NASDAQ: LMCA) raised from 5,500,000 shares to 5,622,340 shares
National-Oilwell, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) raised from 4,186,800 shares to 5,294,800 shares
Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE: PCP) raised from 1,248,901 shares to 1,977,336 shares
WABCO Holdings (NYSE: WBC) raised from 1,599,064 shares to 4,071,925 shares
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) raised from 46,708,142 shares to 47,501,182 shares
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) raised from 422,549,545 shares to 439,857,861 shares

Lowered Stakes
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) lowered from 492,028 shares to 327,100 shares
Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LEE) lowered from 1,130,720 shares to 88,863 shares

Liquidated Stakes

Maintained Stakes
American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) maintained 151,610,700 share stake
Bank of New York (NYSE: BK) maintained 19,633,915 share stake
Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) maintained 400,000,000 share stake
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) maintained 24,123,911 share stake
Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ: COST) maintained 4,333,363 share stake
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) maintained 3,978,767 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 588,900 share stake
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ADS (NYSE: GSK) maintained 1,510,500 share stake
M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB) maintained 5,382,040 share stake
MasterCard Cl A (NYSE: MA) maintained 405,000 share stake
Media General Inc. Cl A (NYSE: MEG) maintained 4,646,220 share stake
Moodys Corp. (NYSE: MCO) maintained 28,415,250 share stake
Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) maintained 27,163,918 share stake
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ADS (NYSE: GSK) maintained 1,510,500 share stake
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) maintained 52,793,078 share stake
Sanofi-Aventis ADS (NYSE: SNY) maintained 4,063,675 shares
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 59,400 share stake
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) maintained 61,264,601 share stake
VERISK ANLYTCS-A (NASDAQ: VRSK) maintained 1,563,434 share stake
Viacom (NYSE: VIA-B) maintained 7,607,200 share stake
Visa (NYSE: V) maintained 1,555,459 share stake
Washington Post Co. Cl B (NYSE: WPO) l maintained 1,727,765 shares

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