Gates Foundation Holdings in 3rd Quarter: 13F Alert

The following is an analysis of the Gates Foundation as of September 30, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on 11/14/2011.

Top Positions by Market Value 
Company Name                 Ticker      Market Value      Current     Change
                                            (USD $)       Position  In Position
Berkshire Hathaway Inc-Cl B  BRK/B US   6,834,337,630   96,204,077   14,344,522
McDonald's Corp              MCD US       867,002,950    9,872,500            0
Coca-Cola Co/The             KO US        789,235,920   11,682,000            0
Caterpillar Inc              CAT US       745,075,136   10,090,400      500,000
Waste Management Inc         WM US        606,712,360   18,633,672            0
Canadian Natl Railway Co     CNI US       570,153,635    8,563,437            0
Exxon Mobil Corp             XOM US       555,173,407    7,643,858            0
Coca-Cola Femsa Sab-Sp ADR   KOF US       551,432,017    6,214,719            0
Wal-Mart Stores Inc          WMT US       506,180,700    9,753,000            0
Costco Wholesale Corp        COST US      503,292,640    6,128,000            0
 
 
Top New Buys by Market Value 
Company Name                 Ticker      Market Value      Current     Change
                                            (USD $)       Position  In Position
M & T Bank Corp              MTB US        34,950,000      500,000      500,000 
 
Top Sell Outs by Market Value 
Company Name                 Ticker         MV Change      Current     Change
                                            (USD $)       Position  In Position
Comcast Corp-Special Cl A    CMCSK US     -22,886,446            0     -944,550 
 
Top Position Increases by Market Value 
Company Name                 Ticker         MV Change      Current     Change
                                            (USD $)       Position  In Position
Berkshire Hathaway Inc-Cl B  BRK/B US     499,226,669   96,204,077   14,344,522
Comcast Corp-Class A         CMCSA US      19,514,897    1,000,000      944,550
Cemex Sab-Spons ADR Part Cer CX US        -30,047,905    6,313,953      500,000
Caterpillar Inc              CAT US      -275,918,848   10,090,400      500,000 
 
Top Position Decreases By Market Value 
Company Name                 Ticker         MV Change      Current     Change
                                            (USD $)       Position  In Position 
 
SOURCE: SEC 13F-HR 
FILER: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
QUARTER ENDED: 09/30/2011 
SEC RECEIVED: 11/14/2011 

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