Magna International: Royal Bank of Canada’s Top Consumer Goods Stock in Q3

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Royal Bank of Canada’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 372 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $3.068 billion.

  • Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 18,228,428 shares with a market value of $985,064,266. This comprised 0.97% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 21,285,931 shares with a market value of $701,797,171. This comprised 0.88% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,057,503. About Company: Magna International Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures automotive systems, assemblies and components, and engineers and assembles complete vehicles. The Company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers.
  • The Coca-cola Company (NYSE:KO): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 4,555,821 shares with a market value of $306,561,199. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 4,005,719 shares with a market value of $270,626,366. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -550,102. 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.
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 4,149,348 shares with a market value of $263,774,051. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,614,308 shares with a market value of $228,351,981. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -535,040. 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.
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 4,848,484 shares with a market value of $170,812,089. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 6,145,440 shares with a market value of $206,363,886. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,296,956. 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.
  • Bunge Ltd. (NYSE:BG): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,097,394 shares with a market value of $213,565,307. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,324,531 shares with a market value of $193,786,915. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 227,137. About Company: Bunge Limited is an integrated global agribusiness and food company spanning the farm-to-consumer food chain. The Company processes soybeans, produces and supplies fertilizer, manufactures edible oils and shortenings, mills dry corn and wheat, manufactures isolated soybean protein, and produces other food products. Bunge has primary operations in North and South America.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,108,294 shares with a market value of $207,540,780. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 2,535,424 shares with a market value of $158,159,752. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -572,870. 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.
  • Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 2,947,546 shares with a market value of $103,665,187. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 4,433,298 shares with a market value of $114,556,421. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,485,752. About Company: Gildan Activewear Inc. manufactures and markets branded basic activewear. The Company sells its products principally in the wholesale imprinted activewear segment of the North American apparel market. Gildan sells cotton T-shirts, placket collar golf shirts, tank tops, and sweatshirts.
  • Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,007,324 shares with a market value of $211,805,830. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 1,532,852 shares with a market value of $94,883,541. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,474,472. 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.
  • Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 783,989 shares with a market value of $70,543,333. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 847,796 shares with a market value of $72,495,038. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 63,807. About Company: NIKE, Inc. designs, develops, and markets athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products for men, women, and children. The Company sells its products worldwide to retail stores, through its own stores, subsidiaries, and distributors.
  • Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,423,568 shares with a market value of $90,416,430. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 2,392,211 shares with a market value of $64,135,176. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,031,357. About Company: Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. Altria holds an interest in a brewery company.

(Note: Data regarding Royal Bank of Canada’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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