Consumer Goods Sector $1.18 Billion Hedge Fund Activity: PM, UN, MO, BUD, HAS, PG

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Gardner Russo Gardner’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 40 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $1.189 billion.

  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 8,126,378 shares with a market value of $542,598,232. This comprised 10.72% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 8,208,203 shares with a market value of $512,027,712. This comprised 11.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 81,825. About 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.
  • Unilever Nv (NYSE:UN): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 6,485,557 shares with a market value of $213,050,538. This comprised 4.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 6,635,977 shares with a market value of $208,966,914. This comprised 4.62% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 150,420. About Company: Unilever NV manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.
  • Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 7,064,590 shares with a market value of $186,575,821. This comprised 3.69% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 7,104,090 shares with a market value of $190,460,649. This comprised 4.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 39,500. 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.
  • Anheuser-busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 2,866,488 shares with a market value of $166,284,964. This comprised 3.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 3,057,353 shares with a market value of $161,978,561. This comprised 3.58% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 190,865. About Company: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV brews beer. The Company manufactures ale, lager, stout, and bitter beer. Anheuser-Busch InBev owns brands that are both nationally and internationally prominent. The Company has production plants in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
  • Diageo Plc (NYSE:DEO): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 480,241 shares with a market value of $39,317,332. This comprised 0.78% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 460,782 shares with a market value of $34,987,177. This comprised 0.77% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -19,459. 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.
  • Hasbro Inc. (NYSE:HAS): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 942,189 shares with a market value of $41,390,363. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 946,654 shares with a market value of $30,870,388. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,465. About Company: Hasbro, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets toys, games, interactive software, puzzles, and infant products in the United States and internationally. The Company’s products include a variety of games, including traditional board, card, hand-held electronic, trading card, role-playing and DVD games, as well as electronic learning aids and puzzles as well as dolls and action figures.
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 194,831 shares with a market value of $12,385,407. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 186,137 shares with a market value of $11,760,136. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -8,694. 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.
  • Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 462,861 shares with a market value of $12,599,076. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 457,561 shares with a market value of $8,172,040. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -5,300. About Company: Herman Miller, Inc. researches, designs, manufactures, and distributes interior office furnishings, furniture systems, products, and services. The Company markets its products to companies, organizations, and individuals.
  • Fomento Econ (NYSE:FMX): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 106,050 shares with a market value of $7,051,264. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 104,119 shares with a market value of $6,748,994. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,931. About Company: Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA) is an integrated beverage company. The Company through its subsidiaries produces, distributes and markets large-scale soft drinks, beer and convenience stores throughout Latin America, the United States and Mexico.
  • Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE:HRL): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 228,446 shares with a market value of $6,809,975. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 219,779 shares with a market value of $5,938,429. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -8,667. About Company: Hormel Foods Corporation manufactures and markets consumer-branded meat and food products. The Company processes meat and poultry products and produces a variety of prepared foods. Hormel markets its products around the world under a variety of branded names.

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

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