AllianceBernstein: Top 3rd Quarter Consumer Goods Stock Positions

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding AllianceBernstein’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 262 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $8.257 billion.

  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 14,605,700 shares with a market value of $928,484,345. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 13,068,939 shares with a market value of $825,695,570. This comprised 0.96% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,536,761. About Company: The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world. The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments. Proctor & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores.
  • Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 26,768,840 shares with a market value of $706,965,060. This comprised 0.62% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 23,990,787 shares with a market value of $643,192,987. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,778,053. About Company: Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. Altria holds an interest in a brewery company.
  • Bunge Ltd. (NYSE:BG): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 12,451,943 shares with a market value of $858,561,432. This comprised 0.76% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 8,709,823 shares with a market value of $507,695,591. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,742,120. About Company: Bunge Limited is an integrated global agribusiness and food company spanning the farm-to-consumer food chain. The Company processes soybeans, produces and supplies fertilizer, manufactures edible oils and shortenings, mills dry corn and wheat, manufactures isolated soybean protein, and produces other food products. Bunge has primary operations in North and South America.
  • Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 1,263,463 shares with a market value of $137,553,220. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 4,039,889 shares with a market value of $447,215,700. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,776,426. About Company: Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States.
  • Lear Corp. (NYSE:LEA): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 9,605,975 shares with a market value of $513,727,539. This comprised 0.45% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 9,500,308 shares with a market value of $407,563,228. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -105,667. About Company: Lear Corporation manufactures automobile parts. The Company produces seating systems; wiring harnesses; terminals; connectors; junction boxes; body control electronics; wireless products; and audio systems.
  • Tyson Foods Inc Cl A (NYSE:TSN): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 21,012,830 shares with a market value of $408,069,160. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 23,203,179 shares with a market value of $402,807,202. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,190,349. About Company: Tyson Foods, Inc. produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. The Company’s products are marketed and sold to national and regional grocery retailers, regional grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, and industrial food processing companies.
  • Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 16,433,896 shares with a market value of $684,636,105. This comprised 0.6% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 13,543,112 shares with a market value of $357,131,875. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,890,784. About Company: Johnson Controls, Inc. markets automotive systems and building controls. The Company supplies seating systems, interior systems, and batteries. Johnson Controls also provides building control systems and services, energy management, and integrated facility management, as well as provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 21,604,717 shares with a market value of $449,810,201. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 19,527,243 shares with a market value of $351,490,374. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,077,474. About Company: Constellation Brands, Inc. produces and markets beverage alcohol in North America, Europe, and Australia, and New Zealand. The Company has a portfolio of brands across the wine, imported beer, and distilled spirits categories. Constellation conducts its business through wholly owned subsidiaries as well as through a variety of joint ventures with various other entities.
  • Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 5,068,135 shares with a market value of $356,948,750. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 5,554,443 shares with a market value of $343,820,030. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 486,308. About Company: PepsiCo, Inc. operates worldwide beverage, snack and food businesses. The Company manufacture or uses contract manufacturers, market and sell a variety of grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods in countries throughout the world.
  • The Coca-cola Company (NYSE:KO): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 4,442,079 shares with a market value of $298,907,500. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 4,596,070 shares with a market value of $310,510,478. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 153,991. About Company: The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally.

(Note: Data regarding AllianceBernstein’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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