Northern Trust’s Top Stocks in the Consumer Non-Cyclical Goods Sector

Following is some information regarding Northern Trust Corporation’s top holdings in the Capital Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011:

  • The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 26,612,932 shares with a market value of $1,790,784,219. This comprised 0.65% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 28,780,890 shares with a market value of $1,944,436,858. This comprised 1.11% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,167,958. About the 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.
  • Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 45,916,630 shares with a market value of $3,233,908,265. This comprised 1.18% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 22,421,963 shares with a market value of $1,387,919,544. This comprised 0.79% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -23,494,667. About the 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.
  • Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 41,587,692 shares with a market value of $2,776,810,055. This comprised 1.01% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 21,517,474 shares with a market value of $1,342,260,051. This comprised 0.77% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -20,070,218. About the 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. Competitors to Watch: Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO), Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI), Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO), Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR), British American Tobacco (AMEX:BTI), Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (ITYBY), Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGX), Alliance One Intl., Inc. (NYSE:AOI), and Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV).
  • Kraft Foods, Inc. (NYSE:KFT): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 20,202,137 shares with a market value of $711,721,277. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 20,704,055 shares with a market value of $695,242,205. This comprised 0.40% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 501,918. About the 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.
  • Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 23,747,695 shares with a market value of $627,176,621. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 24,394,723 shares with a market value of $654,022,511. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 647,028. About the 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.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 5,935,508 shares with a market value of $518,822,776. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 6,009,801 shares with a market value of $532,949,155. This comprised 0.30% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 74,293. About the 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. Competitors to Watch: The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), CCA Industries, Inc. (AMEX:CAW), Unilever plc (NYSE:UL), Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP), The Stephan Co. (SPCO), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), PC Group, Inc. (PCGR), and Alberto-Culver Company (NYSE:ACV).

(Note: Data regarding Northern Trust Corporation’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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