Warren Buffett's Top 25 Stocks for 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Warren Buffett is considered the most respected and successful investor. Often called "The Oracle of Omaha" for his impressive investing prowess, he is among the world's wealthiest people.

Buffett studied under the legendary Benjamin Graham at Columbia University who had a major impact on Buffett's life and investment strategies.

Watch the video below for some interesting facts about self-made billionaire, Warren Buffett:

Buffett is chairman of Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc ( BRK.A), which he built from a textile company into a major corporation with a market cap of more than $350 billion. Under Buffett's leadership, Berkshire shares averaged a 19.7% compounded annual gain in per share book value from 1965-2013.

He follows a value investing strategy that is an adaptation of Graham's approach: Discipline, patience, and value consistently outperforms the market. His moves are followed by investors worldwide. Buffett seeks to acquire great companies trading at a discount to their intrinsic value, and to hold onto them for a long time. He will only invest in businesses that he understands, and always insists on a margin of safety.

Regarding the types of businesses Berkshire likes to purchase, Buffett has said, "We want businesses to be ones that we can understand, with favorable long-term prospects, operated by honest and competent people, and available at a very attractive price."

What follows are Buffett's top 25 holdings as of December 31, 2014...

25. Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  10,816,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $543 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.5%

Liberty Global is an international telecommunications and television company formed by the merger of the international branch of Liberty Media and UGC in 2005.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates LIBERTY GLOBAL PLC as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate LIBERTY GLOBAL PLC (LBTYA) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: LBTYA Ratings Report

24. Costco Wholesale  (COST)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  4,333,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $614 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.56%

Costco Wholesale together with its subsidiaries operates membership warehouses.

The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP (COST) 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 revenue growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: COST Ratings Report

23. Viacom (VIAB)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  8,634,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $650 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.59%

Viacom is an American mass media company that specializes in cinema and cable television. It is the sixth largest broadcasting and cable company in the world by revenue.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates VIACOM INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate VIACOM INC (VIAB) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: VIAB Ratings Report

22. Visa (V) 

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  2,509,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $658 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.6%

Visa is an American financial services company that had, at the time, the largest IPO in U.S. history on March 18, 2008. Visa sold 406 million shares at $44 a share to raise $17.9 billion.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates VISA INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate VISA INC (V) 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: V Ratings Report

21. M&T Bank  (MTB)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  5,382,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $676 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.62%

M&T Bank is a U.S. bank holding company founded in 1856. As of 2014, M&T Bank held $134.4 billion in assets, which made it the 17th largest commercial bank holding company in the U.S.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates M & T BANK CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate M & T BANK CORP (MTB) 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 revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: MTB Ratings Report

20. Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  2,854,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $687 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.63%

Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures and sells metal components and products worldwide.

It operates in three segments: Investment Cast Products, Forged Products, and Airframe Products.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP (PCP) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: PCP Ratings Report

19. Verizon Communications (VZ)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  15,001,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $702 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.64%

Verizon Communications is the largest U.S. wireless communications service provider as of September 2014.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC (VZ) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: VZ Ratings Report

18. Suncor Energy  (SU)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  22,354,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $710 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.65%

Suncor Energy together with its subsidiaries operates as an integrated energy company.

The company primarily focuses on developing petroleum resource basins in Canada's Athabasca oil sands; explores, acquires, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas in Canada and internationally; transports and refines crude oil; markets petroleum and petrochemical products primarily in Canada; and markets third-party petroleum products. It operates in Oil Sands; Exploration and Production; Refining and Marketing; and Corporate, Energy Trading, and Eliminations segments.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates SUNCOR ENERGY INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate SUNCOR ENERGY INC (SU) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: SU Ratings Report

17. VeriSign (VRSN)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  12,985,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $740 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.68%

VeriSign is an Internet and communications company that operates network infrastructure, including two of the Internet's thirteen root nameservers.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates VERISIGN INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate VERISIGN INC (VRSN) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: VRSN Ratings Report

16. Bank of New York Mellon (BK)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  22,013,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $893 million
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.82%

Bank of New York Mellon provides various financial products and services in the U.S. and internationally.

Its Investment Management segment provides institutional, intermediary, retirement and retail investment management, distribution, and related services.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP (BK) 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 revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: BK Ratings Report

15. Charter Communications (CHTR)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  6,198,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $1.033 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  0.94%

Charter Communications is the fourth-largest cable television operator in the U.S. The company provided cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 27.6 million customers in 29 states in 2013.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC (CHTR) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: CHTR Ratings Report

14. USG Corp. (USG)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  39,002,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $1.092 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  1%

USG Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as a manufacturer and distributor of building materials worldwide.

It operates in three segments: North American Gypsum, Worldwide Ceilings, and Building Products Distribution.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates USG CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate USG CORP (USG) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and poor profit margins."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: USG Ratings Report

13. General Motors  (GM)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  41,000,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $1.431 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  1.3%

General Motors (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide.

The company markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, and Vauxhall brand names, as well as under the Alpheon, Jiefang, Baojun, and Wuling brand names.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates GENERAL MOTORS CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate GENERAL MOTORS CO (GM) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: GM Ratings Report

12. Deere & Co. (DE)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  17,097,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $1.513 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  1.4%

Deere & Co., branded as John Deere, manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, along with diesel engines, drive trains, and lawn care equipment.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates DEERE & CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate DEERE & CO (DE) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: DE Ratings Report

11. Moody's Corp.  (MCO)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway: 24,670,000 shares
Value of Holdings: $2.364 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014: 2.2%

Moody's Corp. provides credit ratings and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates MOODY'S CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate MOODY'S CORP (MCO) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: MCO Ratings Report

10. Goldman Sachs  (GS)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway: 12,632,000 shares
Value of Holdings: $2.448 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014: 2.2%

Goldman Sachs provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC (GS) 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 attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: GS Ratings Report

9. DIRECTV ( DTV)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  31,353,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $2.718 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 06/30/2014:  2.5%

DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment services in the U.S. and Latin America.

The company acquires, promotes, sells, and distributes digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates DIRECTV as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate DIRECTV (DTV) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: DTV Ratings Report

8. DaVita HealthCare Partners  (DVA)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  38,566,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $2.921 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  2.7%

DaVita HealthCare Partners provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease.

It operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related lab services primarily in outpatient dialysis centers and in contracted hospitals.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates DAVITA HEALTHCARE PARTNERS as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate DAVITA HEALTHCARE PARTNERS (DVA) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: DVA Ratings Report

7. U.S. Bancorp (USB)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  80,094,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $3.6 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  3.3%

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the U.S.

Its services include lending and depository, cash management, capital market, and trust and investment management services, as well as merchant and ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage services.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates U S BANCORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate U S BANCORP (USB) 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 revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: USB Ratings Report

6. Procter & Gamble  (PG)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  52,793,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $4.809 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  4.4%

Procter & Gamble together with its subsidiaries manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods.

The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates PROCTER & GAMBLE CO as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate PROCTER & GAMBLE CO (PG) 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 good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: PG Ratings Report

5. Walmart  (WMT)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  60,385,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $5.186 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  4.7%

Walmart operates retail stores in various formats worldwide.

The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates WAL-MART STORES INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate WAL-MART STORES INC (WMT) 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 revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: WMT Ratings Report

4. IBM  (IBM)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  76,972,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $12.349 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  11.3%

IBM provides information technology products and services worldwide.

The company's Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including outsourcing, process, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP (IBM) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: IBM Ratings Report

3. American Express  (AXP)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  151,611,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $14.106 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  12.9%

American Express together with its subsidiaries provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide.

The company operates through four segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates AMERICAN EXPRESS CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate AMERICAN EXPRESS CO (AXP) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: AXP Ratings Report

2. The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  400,000,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $16.888 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  15.4%

The Coca-Cola Company manufactures and distributes Coke, Diet Coke, and other soft drinks worldwide.

The company primarily offers nonalcoholic beverages, including sparkling beverages and still beverages.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates COCA-COLA CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate COCA-COLA CO (KO) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: KO Ratings Report

1. Wells Fargo  (WFC)

Shares Held by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway:  463,458,000 shares
Value of Holdings:  $25.407 billion
Portfolio Weighting as of 12/31/2014:  23.2%

Wells Fargo provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions.

The company's Community Banking segment offers checking and market rate accounts, savings and time deposits, individual retirement accounts, and remittances; and lines of credit, auto floor plan lines, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education and residential mortgage loans, and credit and debit cards.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates WELLS FARGO & CO as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: 

"We rate WELLS FARGO & CO (WFC) 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: WFC Ratings Report

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