First Eagle Investment’s Top Consumer Goods Stocks: LO, CL, BLT, PKG

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding First Eagle Investment Management’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 23 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $849.383 million.

  • Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 2,298,220 shares with a market value of $250,207,218. This comprised 1.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 2,328,005 shares with a market value of $257,710,146. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 29,785. About Company: Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States.
  • Colgate-palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 2,677,308 shares with a market value of $234,023,502. This comprised 1.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 2,712,343 shares with a market value of $240,530,578. This comprised 1.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 35,035. About Company: Colgate-Palmolive Company is a consumer products company that markets its products throughout the world. The Company’s products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos, deodorants, bar and liquid soaps, dishwashing liquid, and laundry products, as well as pet nutrition products for cats and dogs.
  • Blount International Inc. (NYSE:BLT): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 9,026,121 shares with a market value of $157,686,328. This comprised 0.74% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 8,901,321 shares with a market value of $118,921,646. This comprised 0.6% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -124,800. About Company: Blount International, Inc. manufactures outdoor products and industrial and power equipment. The Company’s products include lawn mowers and related accessories, timber harvesting and processing equipment, and stacked material loaders. Blount sells its products around the world.
  • Packaging Corp. Of America (NYSE:PKG): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 2,817,057 shares with a market value of $78,849,425. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 2,745,028 shares with a market value of $63,959,150. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -72,029. About Company: Packaging Corp of America manufactures containerboard and corrugated packaging products for use in protecting goods during shipment. The Company also produces multi-color boxes and displays, as well as meat boxes and wax-coated boxes for the agricultural industry.
  • Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 1,515,360 shares with a market value of $58,280,744. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 1,534,360 shares with a market value of $47,595,848. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 19,000. About Company: Ball Corporation manufactures metal and plastic packaging for the beverage, food, and household products industries. The Company also supplies aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers.
  • Crown Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CCK): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 1,265,770 shares with a market value of $49,137,191. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 1,346,370 shares with a market value of $41,212,387. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 80,600. About Company: Crown Holdings, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells packaging products for consumer goods through plants located in countries around the world. The Company’s primary products include steel and aluminum cans for food, beverage, household, and other consumer products. Crown also provides a variety of metal caps, closures, and dispensing systems.
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 43,728 shares with a market value of $1,540,537. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 982,549 shares with a market value of $32,993,997. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 938,821. 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.
  • Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 484,300 shares with a market value of $21,343,101. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 561,600 shares with a market value of $14,382,576. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 77,300. About Company: Tenneco Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive original equipment market and the aftermarket. The Company’s products include shocks and struts, shock absorbers, mufflers, and performance exhaust products, as well as noise, vibration, and harshness control components.
  • Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE:SLE): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 761,740 shares with a market value of $14,465,442. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 670,030 shares with a market value of $10,954,991. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -91,710. 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.
  • Temple-inland Inc. (NYSE:TIN): On 06/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 378,730 shares with a market value of $11,263,430. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, First Eagle Investment Management reported holding 275,000 shares with a market value of $8,626,750. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -103,730. About Company: Temple-Inland Inc. manufactures paper, corrugated packaging, and building products. Temple-Inland’s products include linerboard, lumber, particleboard, and fiberboard.

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

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