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Buffett also disclosed to CNBC in the interview that Berkshire had upped its stake in Apple by 75 million shares. Apple sold 52.2 million iPhone units in the Jan-Mar quarter, up 3% year over year. Investors and non-investors alike can witness history, live, as Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and his right-hand man Charlie Munger share their unscripted views on the company, the markets, the economy, corporate governance, and a lot more. Shares hit an all-time high Friday.
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The Apple stake of Berkshire now roughly deals around $241.7 million shares and has an estimated value of market is almost $43 billion, based on Thursday's closing price of $176.89. "If you look at Apple, I think it earns nearly twice as much as the second most profitable company in the United States".
The billionaire investor recently sold out of an unsuccessful investment in International Business Machines Corp, at the same time he was buying Apple. "[IPhone] is a very sticky product". In 2011, Berkshire Hathaway owned 64 million shares of IBM's stock. The Dow was recently down up 9 points, or less than 0.1%, at 23,933, with gains limited by share declines in Caterpillar Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc.