Dimensional Fund Ups Shares of Kraft, P&G and Coca-Cola in Quarterly Release

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Dimensional Fund Advisors’ top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 332 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $6.326 billion.

  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 12,993,632 shares with a market value of $457,765,649. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 13,417,598 shares with a market value of $450,562,965. This comprised 0.66% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 423,966. 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.
  • Fomento Econ (NYSE:FMX): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,554,493 shares with a market value of $236,338,232. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,710,446 shares with a market value of $240,511,109. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 155,953. 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.
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,013,533 shares with a market value of $191,570,292. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,062,407 shares with a market value of $193,482,875. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 48,874. 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.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 5,509,800 shares with a market value of $166,120,468. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 5,620,794 shares with a market value of $139,451,896. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 110,994. About Company: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The Company processes oilseeds, corn, milo, oats, barley, peanuts, and wheat. Archer-Daniels-Midland also processes produce products which have primarily two end uses including food or feed ingredients.
  • The Coca-cola Company (NYSE:KO): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,824,130 shares with a market value of $122,745,709. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,862,826 shares with a market value of $125,852,520. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 38,696. 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.
  • Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,681,855 shares with a market value of $138,618,486. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,722,293 shares with a market value of $117,563,724. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 40,438. About Company: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION manufactures, sells, leases, and repairs passenger cars, trucks, buses, and their related parts worldwide. The Company also operates financing services through their subsidiaries. Toyota Motor builds homes, produces pleasure boats, and develops intelligent transportation systems including radar cruise control and electronic toll collection systems.
  • International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 4,230,574 shares with a market value of $126,155,715. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 4,197,867 shares with a market value of $97,600,408. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -32,707. About Company: International Paper Company produces and distributes printing paper, packaging, forest products, and chemical products. The Company operates specialty businesses in global markets as well as a broadly based distribution network. International Paper exports its products worldwide.
  • Brf – Brasil Foods S.a. (NYSE:BRFS): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 6,284,685 shares with a market value of $108,913,591. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 5,533,786 shares with a market value of $97,007,272. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -750,899. About Company: BRF-Brasil Foods SA is a food processor in Latin America. The Company raises chickens to produce poultry products. Brasil Foods also processes frozen pastas, soybeans and their derivatives, and distributes frozen vegetables. The Company’s core business is chilled and frozen food. The Company has offices in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,448,241 shares with a market value of $96,699,047. This comprised 0.11% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,458,353 shares with a market value of $90,972,062. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,112. 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.
  • Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,398,063 shares with a market value of $98,465,578. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,430,535 shares with a market value of $88,550,119. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 32,472. 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.

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

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