Soros Fund’s Top Consumer Goods Stocks in Q3: RL, GM, KFT, SLE, MO, PM, MGA, CLW, CCE

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Soros Fund Management’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 27 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $70.095 million.

  • Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE:RL): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 994,612 shares with a market value of $131,895,498. This comprised 3.54% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 174,611 shares with a market value of $22,647,046. This comprised 1.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -820,001. 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.
  • General Motors Company Common Stock (NYSE:GM): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 642,500 shares with a market value of $19,506,300. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 875,500 shares with a market value of $17,667,590. This comprised 0.85% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 233,000. 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.
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 8,200 shares with a market value of $288,886. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 330,600 shares with a market value of $11,101,549. This comprised 0.53% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 322,400. 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.
  • Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE:SLE): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 539,600 shares with a market value of $8,822,460. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 539,600. About Company: Sara Lee Corporation manufactures and markets brand-name products for consumers throughout the world. The Company is focused primarily on the meats, baking, beverage and household products categories.
  • Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 78,200 shares with a market value of $4,840,580. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 78,200. 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.
  • Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 35,500 shares with a market value of $937,555. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 35,500 shares with a market value of $951,755. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. 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.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 11,800 shares with a market value of $787,886. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 11,700 shares with a market value of $729,846. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -100. 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.
  • Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 10,800 shares with a market value of $583,632. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 13,100 shares with a market value of $431,907. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,300. 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.
  • Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 12,100 shares with a market value of $411,158. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 12,100. About Company: Clearwater Paper Corp. manufactures consumer tissue, bleached paperboard, and wood products. The Company supplies private label tissue to major retail grocery chains and produces bleached paperboard that is used by printers and packaging converters.
  • Coca-cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 12,500 shares with a market value of $364,750. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 11,800 shares with a market value of $293,584. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -700. 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.

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

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