P&G, Pepsico and General Mills Among T. Rowe Price’s Top Stocks in the Consumer Goods Sector

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 211 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $15.66 billion.

  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 25,629,957 shares with a market value of $1,629,296,359. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 22,291,919 shares with a market value of $1,408,403,449. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,338,038. 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.
  • Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 31,976,389 shares with a market value of $2,252,097,087. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 20,763,361 shares with a market value of $1,285,252,078. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -11,213,028. 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.
  • General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 20,843,358 shares with a market value of $775,789,810. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 20,599,970 shares with a market value of $792,892,880. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -243,388. About Company: General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. The Company also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries.
  • Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 8,647,679 shares with a market value of $778,118,185. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 8,865,454 shares with a market value of $758,084,990. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 217,775. 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.
  • International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 29,409,457 shares with a market value of $876,989,999. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 29,592,822 shares with a market value of $688,033,112. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 183,365. About Company: International Paper Company produces and distributes printing paper, packaging, forest products, and chemical products. The Company operates specialty businesses in global markets as well as a broadly based distribution network. International Paper exports its products worldwide.
  • The Coca-cola Company (NYSE:KO): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 9,346,222 shares with a market value of $628,907,287. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 9,401,020 shares with a market value of $635,132,888. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 54,798. 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.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE:RL): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 2,064,920 shares with a market value of $273,829,042. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 4,444,894 shares with a market value of $576,502,738. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,379,974. About Company: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, fragrances, and home furnishings. The Company’s products are sold under a wide range of brands. Polo’s operations include Wholesale, Retail and Licensing.
  • Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 28,831,032 shares with a market value of $807,268,896. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 29,257,707 shares with a market value of $573,451,068. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 426,675. About Company: Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and direct sells beauty and related products. The Company markets its products to consumers worldwide through independent sales representatives. Avon’s product line includes beauty, fashion and home.
  • Kimberly-clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 11,027,786 shares with a market value of $734,009,409. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 7,697,347 shares with a market value of $546,588,627. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,330,439. About 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.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 7,867,176 shares with a market value of $525,291,315. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reported holding 8,285,431 shares with a market value of $516,845,195. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 418,255. 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.

(Note: Data regarding T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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