10 Top Warren Buffett Dividend Stocks
It should come as no surprise that the most popular of these portfolios is that of renowned investor Warren Buffett , CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) , (BRK.B) and one of the richest people in the world.
In his annual letter to shareholders, Buffett revealed that he has selected selected his successor at Berkshire Hathaway, though he did not reveal the person's identity.
Today we're taking a closer look at 10 of Buffett's top dividend stocks , based on Berkshire Hathaway's most recent quarterly 13F filing with the SEC, which reflects holdings as of Dec. 31, 2011. These stocks each comprise at least 1% of Berkshire's portfolio and yield at least 1.5%.
IBM(IBM) has a current yield of 1.5%, paying a quarterly dividend of 75 cents a share. The stock shows up on a recent list of 6 Stocks With Double-Digit Gains and Big Dividends .
IBM is Buffett's second-largest holding, comprising 17.8% of the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio as of Dec. 31. In the fourth quarter, Buffett scooped up another 6.6 million shares of the stock, increasing his position by 11.4% to 63.9 million shares total.
IBM is also a top holding in D.E. Shaw's portfolio .
Stock Overview : IBM provides information technology products and services worldwide. It has a market cap of $233 billion and a short ratio of 2.4, and it trades at a P/E of 15.1.
Analyst Ratings : Of 23 analysts covering the stock, 13 rate it a buy, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has an A+ buy rating on IBM.
More on IBM : IBM shows up on a recent list of 3 Booming Tech Stocks to Own for 2012 . 9. Moody's
Moody's(MCO) pays a quarterly dividend of 16 cents a share, for a current yield of 1.6%.
In the fourth quarter, Buffett maintained a 28.4 million-share position in Moody's, comprising 1.5% of the Berkshire portfolio.
Stock overview : Moody's is a provider of credit ratings, credit and economic related research, data and analytical tools, risk management software and quantitative credit risk measures, credit portfolio management solutions and training services. It has a market cap of $8.6 billion and a short ratio of 7.6, and it trades with a P/E of 15.6.
Analyst Ratings : Of four analysts covering the stock, two rate it a buy, and two rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a B- buy rating on Moody's.
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