GE, UTX, 3M Among Top Vanguard Conglomerates Stock Positions in Q3

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Vanguard Group, Inc.’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 $13.6 billion.

  • General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 401,047,778 shares with a market value of $7,563,761,338. This comprised 1.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 412,335,282 shares with a market value of $6,275,743,102. This comprised 1.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 11,287,504. 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, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 37,767,484 shares with a market value of $3,342,800,090. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 39,213,535 shares with a market value of $2,759,064,347. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,446,051. 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, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 29,209,528 shares with a market value of $2,770,523,686. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 30,352,754 shares with a market value of $2,179,024,237. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,143,226. 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, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 20,873,732 shares with a market value of $1,106,099,094. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 21,912,187 shares with a market value of $918,997,093. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,038,455. About Company: Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional instrumentation, medical technologies, industrial technologies, and tools and components.
  • Ppg Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 7,163,499 shares with a market value of $650,374,081. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 7,377,258 shares with a market value of $521,277,077. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 213,759. 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.
  • Clorox Corporation (NYSE:CLX): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 5,231,132 shares with a market value of $352,787,555. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 5,245,936 shares with a market value of $347,962,944. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 14,804. 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.
  • Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 15,273,873 shares with a market value of $360,616,151. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 15,187,168 shares with a market value of $267,901,634. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -86,705. 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.
  • Cooper Industries Plc (NYSE:CBE): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 5,148,816 shares with a market value of $307,229,841. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 5,332,447 shares with a market value of $245,932,450. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 183,631. 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.
  • Crane Co. (NYSE:CR): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 2,203,145 shares with a market value of $108,857,394. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 2,211,071 shares with a market value of $78,913,121. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,926. 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, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 3,003,478 shares with a market value of $9,400,886. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 2,979,416 shares with a market value of $4,290,359. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -24,062. 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 Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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