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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys more Occidental Petroleum shares

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Gerard Miller | CNBC

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway added to its already massive Occidental Petroleum stake over the previous buying and selling periods, a regulatory submitting revealed Tuesday night.

The Omaha-based conglomerate purchased almost 5.8 million shares of the oil firm in just a few separate trades on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, paying costs within the vary from $59.8 to $61.9, the submitting confirmed.

The newest buy, totaling greater than $350 million, marked the primary time the “Oracle of Omaha” hiked his guess since September. Berkshire now owns 200.2 million shares of Occidental, value $12.2 billion based mostly on Tuesday’s shut of $60.85.

Occidental, now amongst Berkshire’s prime 10 holdings, noticed its inventory retreat about 3% this 12 months following a stellar 2022. The vitality identify was the very best performer final 12 months, greater than doubling in worth.

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On Monday, Occidental CEO Vicki Hollub stated in an interview with CNBC’s Brian Sullivan that she met with the 92-year-old investor “just some days in the past.” Hollub stated they talked in regards to the oil and gasoline trade and the know-how concerned in it.

In August, Berkshire obtained regulatory approval to buy as much as 50%, spurring hypothesis that it could ultimately purchase all of Houston-based Occidental.

Berkshire additionally owns $10 billion of Occidental most popular inventory, and has warrants to purchase one other 83.9 million widespread shares for $5 billion, or $59.62 every. The warrants have been obtained as a part of the corporate’s 2019 deal that helped finance Occidental’s buy of Anadarko.