A Big Hedge Fund’s Favorite Consumer Non-Cyclical Stock Holdings Q3 2011

As the Dow Jones declines 56 points and the S&P 500 is lower 7 points today, here is information about BlackRock Advisors LLC’s top holdings in the Consumer Non-Cyclical sector for the period ending September 30th, 2011:

  • The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 8,448,570 shares with a market value of $568,504,283. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 9,181,751 shares with a market value of $620,319,075. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 733,181. About the 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. Here are competitors Hedge Funds may be watching: PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS), Hansen Natural Corporation (NASDAQ:HANS), Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:KOF), Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE), Heckmann Corporation (NYSE:HEK), National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ), Jones Soda Co. (NYSE:USA) (NASDAQ:JSDA), Celsius Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CELH), and Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT).
  • Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 9,042,126 shares with a market value of $603,742,723. This comprised 0.62% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 9,269,310 shares with a market value of $578,219,568. This comprised 0.70% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 227,184. About the company: Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands. Here are competitors Hedge Funds may be watching: Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO), Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI), Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO), Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR), British American Tobacco (AMEX:BTI), Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (ITYBY), Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGX), Alliance One Intl., Inc. (NYSE:AOI), and Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV).
  • Kraft Foods, Inc. (NYSE:KFT): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 8,887,887 shares with a market value of $313,120,255. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 10,738,460 shares with a market value of $360,597,506. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,850,573. About the company: Kraft Foods Inc. is a food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products. Kraft sells its products throughout the world. Here are competitors Hedge Funds may be watching: General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS), J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF), Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAH), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN), Kellogg Company (NYSE:K), ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG), Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNAK), TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS), PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), and Golden Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLDC).
  • Unilever NV (NYSE:UN): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 10,842,200 shares with a market value of $356,166,253. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 10,551,911 shares with a market value of $332,279,675. This comprised 0.40% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -290,289. About the company: Unilever NV manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 3,735,507 shares with a market value of $252,333,509. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,044,563 shares with a market value of $278,387,279. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 309,056. About the company: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures nutritional products for infants, children, and expectant and nursing mothers. The Company markets its products in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • General Mills Co. (NYSE:GIS): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 6,795,360 shares with a market value of $252,923,307. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 7,118,725 shares with a market value of $273,999,737. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 323,365. About the company: General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. The Company also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries.
  • Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 1,844,242 shares with a market value of $200,782,632. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 2,357,768 shares with a market value of $261,004,910. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 513,526. About the 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.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 2,956,725 shares with a market value of $196,799,609. This comprised 0.20% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 3,042,630 shares with a market value of $216,057,163. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 85,905. About the company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global health and hygiene company that manufactures and provides consumer products. The Company’s products include diapers, tissues, paper towels, incontinence care products, surgical gowns, and disposable face masks. Kimberly-Clark’s products are sold in countries around the world.
  • HJ Heinz Co. (NYSE:HNZ): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 3,799,745 shares with a market value of $202,450,409. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,054,101 shares with a market value of $204,651,017. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 254,356. About the company: H.J. Heinz Company manufactures and markets processed food products throughout the world. The Company’s principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, infant nutrition and other processed food products.

(Note: Data about the fund’s holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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