Skip to main content

Buffett Has 5.8% Anheuser-Busch Stake

He also owns about 20 million Wal-Mart shares via Berkshire.
  • Author:
  • Publish date:

A filing by Warren Buffett's

Berkshire Hathaway


fills out the details of his interest in beer maker


(BUD) - Get Free Report


Berkshire said in a

Securities and Exchange Commission

form 13F that it controls 44.7 million shares of the Budweiser brewer, or about 5.8% of the shares outstanding. Anheuser-Busch previously disclosed that Berkshire had become a "major shareholder" of the company, but didn't elaborate.

The filing, which covers holdings at Sept. 30, 2005, values the stake at $1.92 billion. Anheuser's shares are down 12.4% since the start of 2005 and 13.7% since the start of 2004.

The same 13F shows Berkshire controls roughly 20 million shares of


(WMT) - Get Free Report

, worth $873 million. The stake is less than 1% of Wal-Mart's outstanding shares.

Wal-Mart shares are down 5.2% since the start of 2005 and 3.3% since the start of 2004.