(Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc
said on Thursday it has bought another $522 million of stock in Bank of America Corp
, boosting its already large stake in the second-largest U.S. bank by assets.
Berkshire bought about 21.2 million Bank of America shares from July 28 to 30, according to a regulatory filing.
Following those purchases, Berkshire owned a total of 1.02 billion shares in Bank of America which roughly represents an 11.8% stake in the company.
Berkshire has spent more than $1.7 billion on 71.5 million Bank of America shares since July 20, including the latest purchases, according to regulatory filings.
Berkshire began investing in Bank of America in 2011, a time many investors worried about the bank’s capital needs, when it acquired $5 billion of preferred stock plus warrants to buy 700 million common shares.
By the end of March, Bank of America had become Berkshire’s