Below are the top 5 stocks in Bill Gates’ stock portfolio. For a comprehensive list see Bill Gates’ Stock Portfolio: Top 15 Picks.
5. Walmart Inc. (WMT)
The retail stores chain Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is the fifth-largest stock holding of Bill Gates’ stock portfolio. Walmart’s stake accounts for 7.35% of the overall portfolio. The trust first initiated a stake in Walmart in 2006. Walmart is considered a safe stock for defensive investors amid its dividend growth history.
Shares of Walmart jumped 170% in the last ten years. It has also raised dividends in the past 47 straight years. The company currently offers a quarterly dividend of $0.54 per share. Walmart is among the 10 most profitable companies in the US and it is making significant investments into ecommerce right now to defend its turf against Amazon. We talked about this topic in a recent article.