Warren Buffet released his annual letter to shareholders today. Mr. Buffet is CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Last year Berkshire Hathaway lagged the S&P by 6.7 percentage points (this has only happened 6 out of the last 44 years). Berkshire Hathaway recently acquired Burlington Northern. In part of the deal Warren Buffet had to split the B class shares of Berkshire 50-1. BRK-B last trading price as of Friday, February 26th was 80.13.
David Sokol who is the CEO of MidAmerican has been speculated as being Mr. Buffet’s successor.
Here are some of the common stock investments that Berkshire holds:
Johnson & Johnson
Procter & Gamble
In 2009, Berkshire’s largest sales were in ConocoPhillips, Moody’s, Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.