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Berkshire Hathaway Closing in on 20% Stake in Occidental Petroleum

(BRK.A), (BRK.B)

A dip in the price of Occidental Petroleum had Warren Buffett adding more purchases of OXY shares on July 11, 12 and 13. The move comes as crude oil prices have dipped 9 percent this week.

In its latest Form 4 filing, Berkshire spent roughly $250 million for 4.3 million shares of OXY stock at prices ranging from $56.9406 to $59.8491 per share.

After these purchases, Berkshire holds 179,741,891 shares of OXY common stock.

The purchases raise Berkshire’s stake to 19.2%, which has it at the cusp of a 20% stake that would see Occidental Petroleum’s earnings added to Berkshire’s earnings. Currently, only the dividends are added to Berkshire’s financials.

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.