"The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don't have to swing at everything - you can wait for your pitch," Warren Buffett once said. And this week, the Oracle of Omaha has seen two pitches go by he likes - and he's taking a swing at both.
Yesterday, the billionaire submitted a regulatory filing to the SEC revealing the purchase of an additional 944,418 shares of DaVita (DVA) - a $70 million investment. And this morning, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced plans to buy Duracell from Procter & Gamble (PG) .
Battery makers and kidney care providers are Warren Buffett's latest swings, and just a few weeks ago, he revealed he was taking a crack at car dealers. Not the most exciting businesses, to say the least. But buying boring has long been part of Buffett's mantra.
Those boring companies have proven some of his best - and most iconic - investments over time. Moreover, they've been among his top money-makers in recent months, making significant gains since his last public holdings filing on August 15. Click through to see which stocks and how much they've made him.