Indeed, the dividend potential of several of Buffett’s stock holdings will increase strongly this year due to economic reopening and easing social distancing policies. Further bolstering dividend returns for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The improving business and economic trends are helping dividend stocks beat the growth stocks and the broader market index for the first time in many years. Buffett’s 84% of the $269 billion worth of underlying stock portfolio is concentrated towards three sectors: Information technology (44.29%), Finance (27%), and consumer staples (12.73%). Apple Inc. is Buffett’s largest stock holding with 44.25% of the weighting in the 13F portfolio.
Insider Monkey reviews The 12 Best Value Dividend Stocks to Buy Now According to Warren Buffett. Billionaire Warren Buffett held a huge stake in banking giant Bank of America at the end of 2020, accounting for 11.35% of the portfolio. The consumer staples giant Procter & Gamble is a safe stock for a dividend portfolio. Johnson & Johnson raised its dividends in the last 58 successive years. U.S. Bancorp’s quarterly dividend currently stands around $0.42 per share. Bristol Myers Squib is one of the best value dividend stocks. BMY currently offers a dividend yield of 3.04%. Ranking 7th is the dividend king Coca-Cola Inc. The legendary investor initiated a position in Merck & Co. during the third quarter and added to his existing position by 28% in the December quarter. Merck & Co. was in 82 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of December compared to 80 hedge fund positions in the previous quarter. Get the details in The 12 Best Value Dividend Stocks to Buy Now According to Warren Buffett.