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Over $5.3 billion of Berkshire Hathaway's $6.14 billion in annual dividends will be collected this year from just seven brand-name companies.
Stocks extend gains Thursday morning after a strong showing on Wednesday.
On Monday, it was disclosed that Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B) yet again increased its stake in U.S. oil giant Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY). After Buffett decided to buy Occidental shares in size, starting at the outset of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Berkshire's stake exceeded 20% last year, which forces Berkshire to disclose new share purchases when they happen, not just at the end of the quarter. After buying shares on March 23 and 27, Berkshire's stake in Occidental now stands at around 23.6% of the company, or about 211.7 million shares worth about $13 billion.