The 4 (But Really 3) Dividend Aristocrats Warren Buffett Owns

I’ve seen this headline a few times Warren Buffett’s 4 Favorite Dividend Aristocrats. Just like everyone else I’m susceptible to the listicle and I clicked it. If you’re a Buffett follower you can probably guess the four. In case you can’t the four are:

  • Coca-Cola (KO)
  • AT&T (T)
  • Wal-Mart (WMT)
  • Procter & Gamble (PG)

But here’s the thing. Technically Berkshire-Hathaway still owns 52,477,678 shares of Procter & Gamble (PG), but it entered into a swap agreement with Procter & Gamble to sell its shares back to Procter & Gamble in exchange for Duracell. In the latest letter to shareholders, the Procter & Gamble (PG) stake is marked as held for sale.

 

From Berkshire-Hathaway 2015 Annual Letter. Click image to enlarge.

From Berkshire-Hathaway 2015 Annual Letter. Click image to enlarge.

So yeah Warren Buffet owns 4 of the Dividend Aristocrats, but one of them is in the process of being sold out of the portfolio.

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Warren Buffett’s 4 Favorite Dividend Aristocrats (Sure Dividend)

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