Dimensional Fund Boosts Shares of Tyco, Triumph Group, Cemex and L-3

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Dimensional Fund Management’s top holdings in the Industrial Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 271 stocks in the Industrial Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $4.195 billion.

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,974,055 shares with a market value of $206,250,710. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,947,172 shares with a market value of $153,753,958. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -26,883. About Company: Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global security company. The Company provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
  • Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,708,705 shares with a market value of $133,891,289. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,961,438 shares with a market value of $120,678,599. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 252,733. About Company: Tyco International Ltd. provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products.
  • Esterline Technologies Corp. (NYSE:ESL): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,270,056 shares with a market value of $173,432,282. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,228,997 shares with a market value of $115,551,205. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -41,059. About Company: Esterline Technologies Corporation is worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry. The Company’s core products include technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft, jet engine sensors and electrical power distribution equipment, high temperature resistant materials, combustible ordinance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.
  • Triumph Group Inc. (NYSE:TGI): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 889,345 shares with a market value of $88,560,977. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 1,721,092 shares with a market value of $83,886,027. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 831,747. About Company: Triumph Group, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, overhauls, and distributes aircraft components. These components include mechanical and electromechanical control systems, aircraft and engine accessories, auxiliary power units, avionics, and aircraft instruments. The Company serves commercial airlines, air cargo carriers, and various original equipment manufacturers
  • Cemex S.a.b. De C.v. (NYSE:CX): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 24,344,837 shares with a market value of $209,365,607. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 24,701,596 shares with a market value of $78,057,045. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 356,759. About Company: Cemex SAB de CV is a building products company. The Company produces, distributes, and markets cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and related building materials. Cemex operates throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
  • Republic Services Inc. (NYSE:RSG): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,347,608 shares with a market value of $72,423,708. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,328,333 shares with a market value of $65,333,023. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -19,275. About Company: Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection and disposal services in the United States. The Company provides solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers. Republic also operates transfer stations, landfills, and recycling facilities.
  • Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE:MHK): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 1,390,370 shares with a market value of $83,408,299. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 1,435,854 shares with a market value of $61,612,495. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 45,484. About Company: Mohawk Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets woven and tufted broadloom carpets and rugs for residential and commercial applications. The Company markets its products under brand names such as Mohawk, Aladdin, Alexander Smith, Bigelow, and Galaxy. Mohawk also offers bath rugs, area rugs, decorative throws, and a laminate product line, among other products.
  • Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE:SWK): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 868,604 shares with a market value of $62,582,921. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 1,207,940 shares with a market value of $59,309,852. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 339,336. About Company: Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and solutions for professional, industrial and construction and do-it-yourself use. The Company’s products include mechanical and electronic security products and systems, professional industrial and automotive mechanics tools, hand tools, consumer mechanics tools, storage systems, pneumatic tools and fasteners.
  • General Cable Corp. (NYSE:BGC): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,422,104 shares with a market value of $103,133,193. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 2,426,743 shares with a market value of $56,664,450. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,639. About Company: General Cable Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the communications, electrical, and energy markets. The Company operates around the world.
  • L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 654,320 shares with a market value of $57,220,282. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 883,057 shares with a market value of $54,723,043. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 228,737. About Company: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. is a prime system contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, and government services. The Company’s customers include the DoD, aerospace prime contractors, and commercial telecommunications customers.

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

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