Coca-Cola and Sara Lee: Gabelli Funds’ Top Q3 Consumer Goods Stock

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Gabelli Funds’ top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 131 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $1.44 billion.

  • The Coca-cola Company (NYSE:KO): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 1,590,500 shares with a market value of $107,024,746. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 1,571,500 shares with a market value of $106,170,536. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -19,000. 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.
  • Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE:SLE): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 5,194,560 shares with a market value of $98,644,693. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 5,055,760 shares with a market value of $82,661,678. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -138,800. About Company: Sara Lee Corporation manufactures and markets brand-name products for consumers throughout the world. The Company is focused primarily on the meats, baking, beverage and household products categories.
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 2,359,450 shares with a market value of $83,123,422. This comprised 0.56% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 2,399,450 shares with a market value of $80,573,535. This comprised 0.65% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 40,000. About 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.
  • Diageo Plc (NYSE:DEO): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 838,000 shares with a market value of $68,607,062. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 837,000 shares with a market value of $63,553,410. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,000. About Company: Diageo plc produces, distills and markets alcoholic beverages. The Company’s premium drinks brands include Smirnoff, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo, Seagrams, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Baileys, Harp, and Guinness Stout.
  • General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 1,435,000 shares with a market value of $53,410,702. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 1,564,000 shares with a market value of $60,198,363. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 129,000. About 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.
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 912,000 shares with a market value of $57,975,840. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 845,500 shares with a market value of $53,418,690. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -66,500. 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.
  • Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 787,753 shares with a market value of $55,481,444. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 802,753 shares with a market value of $49,690,412. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 15,000. 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.
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 1,095,280 shares with a market value of $45,925,091. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 1,103,280 shares with a market value of $42,785,197. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 8,000. About Company: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. is an integrated brand owner, bottler and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company offers flavored carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, teas, juices, juice drinks and mixers.
  • Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 567,000 shares with a market value of $41,028,120. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 575,000 shares with a market value of $38,203,001. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 8,000. About Company: Energizer Holdings, Inc. manufactures dry cell batteries and flashlights. The Company offers a full line of products, including alkaline, carbon zinc, miniature, and rechargeable batteries, as well as lighting products. Energizer also manufactures and markets a range of razor and shave related products on a global basis.
  • Kimberly-clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): On 06/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 525,000 shares with a market value of $34,943,999. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gabelli Funds reported holding 526,000 shares with a market value of $37,351,261. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,000. About 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.

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

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