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Ranking Our Favorite Warren Buffett Stocks

By David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer – Mar 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

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How do Warren Buffett’s top stock picks stack up?

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B 1.08%) have bought countless stocks during Buffett's time at the helm. At the end of 2013, Berkshire held the public stock of 43 companies, and total value of the holdings had grown to $104 billion.

Despite holding this many stocks, Berkshire's 10 biggest holdings make up a staggering 80% of the portfolio's value. These 10 stocks are clearly where Buffett is putting most of his money and faith. In the below video segment from The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson play a round of "Rank It!" and rank their five favorite stocks that sit in Berkshire's top 10. While Matt and David both rank Wells Fargo (WFC 3.42%) as their number one pick, the rest of their rankings vary greatly. David explains why he thinks shares of Coca-Cola offer investors the chance to own a great company at a fair price. He sees Coke's distribution model as a key driver of profit growth going forward. Meanwhile, Matt explains why a Germany-based company makes his list.

David Hanson owns shares of American Express. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway. The Motley Fool recommends American Express, Berkshire Hathaway, Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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