Berkshire Hathaway Chief Executive Warren Buffett, shown here ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 30, has reportedly bought $10.7 billion worth of IBM shares.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Warren Buffett said Monday that he's been buying up IBM stock this year and has amassed $10.7 billion worth of shares.
Berkshire Hathaway Chief Executive Buffett has been buying IBM since March and now holds about 64 million shares, or about 5.5% of the company. He said he does not intend to buy more.
The technology company has had a volatile but so far successful run this year, with the stock climbing about 10% over the last six months.
The slump in equities hasn't scared Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA, Fortune 500) away from Wall Street. The Oracle from Omaha went on a $20 billion stock buying spree during the third quarter, which was the worst quarter for U.S. stocks since the financial crisis.
Berkshire Hathaway has a diverse portfolio of stocks that don't necessarily hail from the same industries, including Johnson and Johnson (JNJ, Fortune 500), Coca-Cola (KO, Fortune 500) and Amazon (AMZN, Fortune 500).First Published: November 14, 2011: 8:34 AM ET
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Buffett buys $10.7 billion of IBM shares - Nov. 14, 2011