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Berkshire Hathaway's American Express Stake

Warren Buffett's position in American Express is currently worth $23.8 Billion. That's 7.05% of their entire equity portfolio (5th largest holding). The investor owns 20.27% of the outstanding American Express stock. The first American Express trade was made in Q4 1998. Since then Warren Buffett bought shares nine more times and sold shares on eight occasions. The stake costed the investor $8.42 Billion, netting the investor a gain of 183% so far.

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Increased shares by 1628.3% (+143 Million shares) Q2 2012
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Sold 94.2% shares (-143 Million shares) Q1 2012
Avg closing price $52.58
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Increased shares by 1834.2% (+144 Million shares) Q3 2011
Avg closing price $48.72
Price range $42.80 - $53.59
Sold 94.8% shares (-144 Million shares) Q2 2011
Avg closing price $48.70
Price range $45.36 - $51.82
Increased shares by 1683.2% (+143 Million shares) Q4 2006
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Sold 94.4% shares (-143 Million shares) Q3 2006
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Increased shares by 1778.6% (+144 Million shares) Q3 2005
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Sold 94.7% shares (-144 Million shares) Q2 2005
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Increased shares by 1843.3% (+144 Million shares) Q4 2004
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Sold 94.9% shares (-144 Million shares) Q3 2004
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Increased shares by 2291.8% (+145 Million shares) Q3 2003
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Sold 95.8% shares (-145 Million shares) Q2 2003
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Increased shares by 2728.9% (+146 Million shares) Q1 2003
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Sold 96.5% shares (-146 Million shares) Q4 2002
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New holding (+152 Million shares) Q4 2000
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Increased shares by 668.5% (+44 Million shares) Q3 1999
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Sold 87.0% shares (-44 Million shares) Q2 1999
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New holding (+50.5 Million shares) Q4 1998
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