5 Stocks Warren Buffett Sold to Get Ready for 2015: Deere, ConocoPhillips and More

 

NEW YORK (Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track the top 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 five stocks that Buffett sold part or all of his position in in the most recently reported quarter, based on Berkshire Hathaway's most recent quarterly 13F filing with the SEC, which reflects holdings as of Sept. 30, 2014.

Deere

Berkshire Hathaway sold completely out of its position in Deere (DE) in the most recently reported quarter.

TheStreet Ratings team rates Deere as a buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings team has this to say about its recommendation:

"We rate Deere (DE) a buy. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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