The latest 13F filing for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust shows a reduction in one stock and a purchase in one stock for the third quarter. It also shows increases in two other stocks for the quarter. The firm manages over $17 billion.
Additions And Increases:
The largest holding in the firm’s portfolio is Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B), which it increased by another 90 million shares during the third quarter. The firm also increased its shares in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT).
The firm’s one new purchase for the quarter was The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG).
Sell-Offs And Reductions:
The Gates Foundation Trust did not sell off any stocks during the third quarter, but it did reduce its holdings in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN)
Other large positions:
There were no other changes in the firm’s portfolio for the quarter. The big stocks for the firm continue to be McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)