Caterpillar: Vanguard’s Top Industrial Goods Stock Position in Third Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Vanguard Group, Inc.’s top holdings in the Industrial Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 260 stocks in the Industrial Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $30.855 billion.

  • Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 27,696,219 shares with a market value of $2,948,539,449. This comprised 0.45% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 29,104,508 shares with a market value of $2,149,076,764. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,408,289. About Company: Caterpillar Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets construction, mining, agricultural, and forestry machinery. The Company also manufactures engines and other related parts for its equipment, and offers financing and insurance. Caterpillar distributes its products through a worldwide organization of dealers.
  • Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 27,553,564 shares with a market value of $2,037,034,995. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 28,312,096 shares with a market value of $1,713,164,881. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 758,532. About Company: The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft, as well as provides related support services to the commercial airline industry worldwide. The Company also researches, develops, produces, modifies, and supports information, space, and defense systems, including military aircraft, helicopters and space and missile systems.
  • Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 32,006,991 shares with a market value of $1,800,393,244. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 33,102,687 shares with a market value of $1,367,472,045. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,095,696. About Company: Emerson Electric Co. manufactures and markets electrical, electromechanical, and electronic products and systems. The Company produces a variety of products, including process control, industrial automation, electronics, appliance components, and electric motors. Emerson sells its products around the world.
  • Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 29,221,647 shares with a market value of $1,741,317,949. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 30,115,155 shares with a market value of $1,322,356,451. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 893,508. About Company: Honeywell International Inc. is a diversified technology and manufacturing company with operations around the world. The Company provides aerospace products and services, control technologies, automotive products, and power generation systems. Honeywell also provides specialty chemicals, fibers, plastics, and electronic and advanced materials.
  • Deere & Company (NYSE:DE): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 16,003,158 shares with a market value of $1,319,460,328. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 16,107,005 shares with a market value of $1,040,029,308. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 103,847. About Company: Deere & Company manufactures and distributes a range of agricultural, construction and forestry, and commercial and consumer equipment. The Company supplies replacement parts for its own products and for those of other manufacturers. Deere also provides product and parts financing services.
  • General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 14,806,404 shares with a market value of $1,103,373,176. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 15,354,595 shares with a market value of $873,522,900. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 548,191. About Company: General Dynamics Corporation is a diversified defense company. The Company offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding design and construction; and information systems, technologies and services.
  • Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 5,439,387 shares with a market value of $895,595,036. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 5,557,267 shares with a market value of $863,932,765. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 117,880. About Company: Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. The Company manufactures large, complex structural investment castings and airfoil castings used in jet aircraft engines. Precision has also expanded into the industrial gas turbine, industrial metal working tools and machines, and other metal products markets.
  • Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 19,976,216 shares with a market value of $1,128,456,475. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 20,635,747 shares with a market value of $858,447,044. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 659,531. About Company: Illinois Tool Works Inc. designs and manufactures fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and a variety of specialty products and equipment. The Company’s products include industrial fluids and adhesives, tooling for specialty applications, welding products, and quality measurement equipment and systems. Illinois Tool Works operates worldwide.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 11,065,610 shares with a market value of $895,982,455. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 11,287,984 shares with a market value of $819,959,151. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 222,374. About Company: Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security company that primarily researches, designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates advanced technology products and services. The Company’s businesses span space, telecommunications, electronics, information and services, aeronautics, energy, and systems integration. Lockheed Martin operates worldwide.
  • Goodrich Corp. (NYSE:GR): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 6,307,733 shares with a market value of $602,388,502. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 6,424,617 shares with a market value of $775,322,782. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 116,884. About Company: Goodrich Corporation supplies aerospace components, systems, and services to customers located worldwide. The Company manufactures various aerostructures, aircraft evacuation systems, passenger restraint systems, sensor systems, pump and engine controls, de-icing systems, and other products. Goodrich serves the commercial, military, general aviation, and space industries.

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

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