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Berkshire Hathaway Adds to Its Occidental Petroleum Stake

(BRK.A), (BRK.B)

Warren Buffett’s jump into oil and gas producers, which has seen him take huge stakes in Occidental Petroleum and Chevron, continued this week with $350 million of additional purchases of OXY shares on May 2 and 3.

In its latest Form 4 filing Berkshire Hathaway made the following purchases:

Common Stock 05/02/2022 736,516 $55.9957
Common Stock 05/02/2022 2,510,957 $56.7255
Common Stock 05/02/2022 1,918,019 $57.562
Common Stock 05/02/2022 701,626 $58.3745
Common Stock 05/03/2022 20,500 $57.7843

After these purchases, Berkshire Hathaway holds 142,260,618 of OXY common stock.

In addition to its stake in OXY common stock, Berkshire also holds 100,000 series A preferred stock shares and warrants that Berkshire can exercise for roughly 84M shares of common stock at $59.624 per share.

© 2022 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.