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11 Dow Stocks Owned by Warren Buffett

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There are 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (symbol BRK.B) has stakes in 11 of them. But as prescient as the Oracle of Omaha has proved to be over the years, that doesn’t mean you should run out and buy all of the stocks today.

In some cases, the shares are much pricier now than when Buffett first purchased them. In other cases, the holdings are relatively small and getting smaller. "Any Berkshire investment worth less than $100 million, I ignore," says David Kass, a professor at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business who studies Buffett and is a Berkshire shareholder.

More often than not, Buffett doesn't comment on his investment moves, so it’s not always possible to know his reasoning behind a big stock purchase or sale. But for buy-and-hold investors, Berkshire’s stakes in blue-chip companies can be instructive nonetheless. Here’s a closer look at the 11 Dow stocks owned by Warren Buffett.

Data is as of February 13, 2017, unless otherwise indicated. Click on symbol links in each slide for current share prices and more.

Stocks are listed alphabetically. Analysts' estimates and ratings are from Zacks Investment Research and Thomson Reuters. Berkshire’s stake in each company is based on the latest 13-F filing with the SEC and represents the number of shares owned as of December 31, 2016.

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