Buffett dividend stocks story updated to reflect changes as of Berkshire Hathaway's most-recent 13F filing with the SEC.
NEW YORK (Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track the top 30 holdings of a variety of high-profile investors, such as George Soros and Carl Icahn. It should come as no surprise that the most popular of these portfolios is that of renowned investor Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) and one of the richest people in the world.
Today we're taking a closer look at Buffett's 10 highest-yielding stocks, based on Berkshire Hathaway's most recent quarterly 13F filing with the SEC, which reflects holdings as of Dec. 31, 2010.
Related: 3 John Paulson Stock Buys for 201110. General Electric (GE), which pays a quarterly dividend of 14 cents, yields 2.6%. GE has increased its dividend in two of the past three quarters and has a payout ratio of 43%. GE comprises 0.3% of Buffett's total portfolio. The 7.8 million-share position was unchanged from the previous quarter. GE has its fair share of professional fans, according to Stockpickr's professional portfolio database. Other major holders include Fairholme Capital's Bruce Berkowitz, who increased his position in the stock by 10.8% in the most-recent period, and SAC Capital's Steven Cohen, who dropped 2.9 million shares in the quarter, reducing his position in the stock by 34.1%.
Stock Overview: General Electric provides services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. It has a market of $229.3 billion and a 0.9 short interest ratio, and it trades at a P/E of 20.3. Analyst Ratings: Of 16 analysts covering the stock, 10 rate it a buy, and six rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings has a B- buy rating on the stock, earning it a spot on the top-rated industrial conglomerate stocks list. More on General Electric: Jim Cramer recently included GE as one of three Dow stocks pulling the market. The stock was one of four stocks that saw heavy recent insider buying. It's also one of the top-yielding Dogs of the Dow stocks for 2011.
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