By James O'Toole@jtotooleNovember 14, 2013: 6:00 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Warren Buffett is betting big on Exxon Mobil.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway(BRKA) revealed Thursday that as of September 30, it held a stake of roughly 40 million Exxon(XOM) shares. That stake would be worth $3.74 billion at Thursday's closing price.
The disclosure came on a day when investment managers made filings detailing their third-quarter holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Exxon is the world's second largest company by market capitalization after Apple(AAPL), and Berkshire's stake only amounts to about 1% of the firm.
Berkshire trimmed its stake in another big oil producer, ConocoPhillips(COP).
Elsewhere in the investment world, Carl Icahn revealed the size of his previously announced Apple stake, worth $2.05 billion as of Thursday's close.
John Paulson, who made a fortune betting against the housing market, revealed an $88 million stake in FedEx(FDX). Fellow hedge fund celebrity Dan Loeb also announced this week that his firm, Third Point, had taken a stake in the shipping giant.
Loeb's FedEx stake was worth $272 million as of Thursday's close.
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