Buffett’s Berkshire reveals stake in Oracle, boosting the shares


Oracle shares jumped 2.6 percent in aftermarket trading. The shares are up 3.3 percent this year as of Wednesday’s closing price. Berkshire’s regulatory filing appeared after the closing bell.

Oracle would be only one of two major tech stakes Berkshire holds. It once held IBM shares but sold out of that stake completely earlier this year. Berkshire’s pivot away from IBM toward companies like Apple and Oracle would seem to be a changing of the guard for tech stocks.

The next generation of cloud computing has been Oracle’s big push under Executive Chairman Larry Ellison, who like Buffett is a billionaire. Buffett is often nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha,” for his stock-picking abilities.