Fund Highlight: Favorite Consumer Non-Cyclical Stocks in Q3

Following is information regarding Man Investments’ top holdings in the Consumer Non-Cyclical sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011.

  • Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 25,969 shares with a market value of $1,052,783. This comprised 0.81% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 15,550 shares with a market value of $687,310. This comprised 2.20% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -10,419. About the company: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. produces sodium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate-based products. The Company sells its products, primarily under the ARM & HAMMER trademark, to consumers and to industrial customers and distributors. Church & Dwight provides products such as baking soda, carpet deodorizer, and laundry detergent, as well as Brillo soap pads.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 16,166 shares with a market value of $1,076,009. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 9,564 shares with a market value of $679,140. This comprised 2.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -6,602. About the company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global health and hygiene company that manufactures and provides consumer products. The Company’s products include diapers, tissues, paper towels, incontinence care products, surgical gowns, and disposable face masks. Kimberly-Clark’s products are sold in countries around the world.
  • Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE:EL): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 10,455 shares with a market value of $1,099,761. This comprised 0.84% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 6,945 shares with a market value of $610,049. This comprised 1.95% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,510. About the company: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in countries and territories around the world.
  • Conagra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 44,044 shares with a market value of $1,136,776. This comprised 0.87% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 17,284 shares with a market value of $418,618. This comprised 1.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -26,760. About the company: ConAgra Foods, Inc. manufactures and markets packaged foods for retail consumers, restaurants and institutions. The Company offers a wide range of food products, including meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks, specialty potato products, milled grain ingredients, dehydrated vegetables and seasonings, and blends and flavors.
  • Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 32,651 shares with a market value of $1,128,092. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 12,780 shares with a market value of $413,689. This comprised 1.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -19,871. About the company: Campbell Soup Company, with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets branded convenience food products. The Company’s core divisions include soups and sauces, biscuits and confectionery, and foodservice. Campbell’s distributes its products worldwide.
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 27,344 shares with a market value of $1,146,534. This comprised 0.88% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 10,492 shares with a market value of $406,880. This comprised 1.30% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -16,852. About the company: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. is an integrated brand owner, bottler and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company offers flavored carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, teas, juices, juice drinks and mixers.
  • HJ Heinz Co. (NYSE:HNZ): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 21,313 shares with a market value of $1,135,557. This comprised 0.87% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 7,991 shares with a market value of $403,386. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -13,322. About the company: H.J. Heinz Company manufactures and markets processed food products throughout the world. The Company’s principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, infant nutrition and other processed food products.
  • Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 49,888 shares with a market value of $1,091,051. This comprised 0.84% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 20,653 shares with a market value of $402,734. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -29,235. About the company: Smithfield Foods, Inc. processes pork and produces hogs through its meat processing and hog production groups. The Company also produces and markets a range of branded food products such as frozen barbecues and chilies, peanuts, and pork products. Smithfield’s products are sold on a wholesale basis, through catalogs, through its retail stores, and via the Internet.
  • Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 10,204 shares with a market value of $1,110,910. This comprised 0.85% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 3,620 shares with a market value of $400,734. This comprised 1.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -6,584. About the 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.
  • Dean Foods Co. (NYSE:DF): On 6/30/11 Man Investments reported holding 89,911 shares with a market value of $1,103,208. This comprised 0.85% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Man Investments held 44,784 shares with a market value of $397,234. This comprised 1.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -45,127. About the company: Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company that produces a full line of Company-branded and private label dairy and dairy-related products. The Company provides products such as milk and milk-based beverages, ice cream, half and half, whipping cream, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, dips, and soy milk. Dean Foods also supplies pickles, juice, juice drinks, and water.

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

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