Philip Morris, P&G and Ford Motor Among Putnam’s Top Consumer Goods Stocks in Q3

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Putnam Investment Management’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 168 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $2.412 billion.

  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 863,859 shares with a market value of $57,679,863. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 5,254,919 shares with a market value of $327,801,853. This comprised 1.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,391,060. 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.
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 336,366 shares with a market value of $21,382,787. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,027,018 shares with a market value of $191,246,998. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,690,652. 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.
  • Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,032,194 shares with a market value of $14,233,955. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 17,912,530 shares with a market value of $173,214,166. This comprised 0.62% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 16,880,336. About Company: Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, and services cars and trucks. The Company also provides vehicle-related financing, leasing, and insurance through its subsidiary.
  • Kimberly-clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 378,725 shares with a market value of $25,207,935. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,904,305 shares with a market value of $135,224,702. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,525,580. 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.
  • Coca-cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,061,340 shares with a market value of $89,329,902. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 4,651,414 shares with a market value of $115,727,176. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,590,074. About Company: Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. markets, sells, manufactures, and distributes non-alcoholic beverages. The Company provides refreshments, including sparkling waters, juices, isotonics, teas, and sodas. Coca-Cola Enterprises operates internationally.
  • General Motors Company Common Stock (NYSE:GM): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 2,947,288 shares with a market value of $89,479,665. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 5,725,910 shares with a market value of $115,548,866. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,778,622. About Company: General Motors Co. manufactures and markets new cars and trucks. The Company offers features for special needs drivers, OnStar vehicle protection, service, parts, accessories, maintenance, XM satellite radio, features for commercial owners, and more. General Motors offers its vehicles and services worldwide.
  • Xerox Corp. (NYSE:XRX): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 446,042 shares with a market value of $4,643,297. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 13,077,872 shares with a market value of $91,152,765. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 12,631,830. About Company: Xerox Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, services, and finances a range of document processing products and services for use in offices around the world. The Company also, through subsidiaries, provides network management, consulting, design, and integration services for medium and large companies.
  • Hasbro Inc. (NYSE:HAS): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 140,941 shares with a market value of $6,191,538. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 2,579,120 shares with a market value of $84,105,105. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,438,179. About Company: Hasbro, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets toys, games, interactive software, puzzles, and infant products in the United States and internationally. The Company’s products include a variety of games, including traditional board, card, hand-held electronic, trading card, role-playing and DVD games, as well as electronic learning aids and puzzles as well as dolls and action figures.
  • International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 297,006 shares with a market value of $8,856,719. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,425,167 shares with a market value of $79,635,133. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,128,161. 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.
  • Colgate-palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 75,230 shares with a market value of $6,575,855. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 630,130 shares with a market value of $55,879,929. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 554,900. About 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.

(Note: Data regarding Putnam Investment Management’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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