Dimensional Fund Buys More GE Shares in Q3

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Dimensional Fund Management’s top holdings in the Conglomerates sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 11 stocks in the Conglomerates sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $938.872 million.

  • General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 41,837,394 shares with a market value of $789,053,276. This comprised 0.93% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 49,631,400 shares with a market value of $755,389,921. This comprised 1.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,794,006. About Company: General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally.
  • United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 822,851 shares with a market value of $72,830,544. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 801,779 shares with a market value of $56,413,171. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -21,072. About Company: United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and support services to customers in the aerospace and building industries worldwide. The Company’s products include aircraft engines, elevators and escalators, heating and air conditioning equipment, helicopters, aerospace systems, fuel cell systems, and fire and safety equipment.
  • 3m Co. (NYSE:MMM): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 600,770 shares with a market value of $56,983,034. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 605,290 shares with a market value of $43,453,770. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,520. About Company: 3M Co. conducts operations in electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, health care, safety, and other markets. The Company’s businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels, and other resources. 3M serves customers in countries located around the world.
  • Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 622,444 shares with a market value of $32,983,309. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 652,110 shares with a market value of $27,349,493. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 29,666. About Company: Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional instrumentation, medical technologies, industrial technologies, and tools and components.
  • Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 642,566 shares with a market value of $15,170,984. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 685,769 shares with a market value of $12,096,965. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 43,203. About Company: Textron Inc. is a global, multi-industry company with operations in aircraft, defense, industrial products, and finance. The Company’s products include airplanes, helicopters, weapons, and automotive products. Textron’s finance division offers asset based lending, aviation, distribution, golf, and resort finance, as well as structured capital.
  • Ppg Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 171,949 shares with a market value of $15,611,250. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 168,181 shares with a market value of $11,883,670. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,768. About Company: PPG Industries, Inc. supplies products for the manufacturing, construction, automotive, chemical processing, and other industries worldwide. The Company makes protective and decorative coatings, flat glass, fabricated glass products, continuous-strand fiber glass products, and industrial and specialty chemicals.
  • Cooper Industries Plc (NYSE:CBE): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 170,301 shares with a market value of $10,161,860. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 242,584 shares with a market value of $11,187,974. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 72,283. About Company: Cooper Industries PLC is a global, diversified electrical products and tools manufacturer. The Company’s products include electrical distribution equipment, wiring devices, support systems, hazardous duty electrical equipment, lighting fixtures, emergency lighting, fuses, nonpower hand tools and industrial power tools.
  • Clorox Corporation (NYSE:CLX): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 126,722 shares with a market value of $8,546,132. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 128,813 shares with a market value of $8,544,167. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,091. About Company: The Clorox Company produces and markets non-durable consumer products sold primarily through grocery and other retail stores. The Company’s principal products include household cleaning and bleach products, charcoal, cat litter, automotive care products, dressings, and trash bags. Clorox markets its products in the United States and other countries around the world.
  • Crane Co. (NYSE:CR): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 170,553 shares with a market value of $8,427,024. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 177,803 shares with a market value of $6,345,789. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,250. About Company: Crane Co. manufactures engineered industrial products. The Company’s products include vending machines, airplane braking devices, pumps, valves, and other industrial goods. Crane serves the aerospace manufacturing, power generation, hydrocarbon processing, commercial and residential building, plumbing, and food and beverage production industries.
  • Headwaters Inc. (NYSE:HW): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 4,296,900 shares with a market value of $13,449,297. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 4,116,526 shares with a market value of $5,927,798. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -180,374. About Company: Headwaters Incorporated develops and deploys alternative fuel and related technologies. The Company converts fossil fuels such as coal and heavy oils to alternative energy products while improving energy efficiency and the environment. Headwaters also acquires and expands synergistic new business opportunities.

(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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