Top Hedge Fund’s Favorite Consumer Goods Stocks: LULU, DECK, NWL, COH, K, TSN

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Marshall Wace’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 72 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $47.763 million.

  • Kellogg Company (NYSE:K): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 99,844 shares with a market value of $5,310,702. This comprised 1.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 99,844. About Company: Kellogg Company manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and other convenience foods. The Company’s products include cereals, cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. Kellogg markets its products in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world.
  • Tyson Foods Inc Cl A (NYSE:TSN): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 162,626 shares with a market value of $3,158,197. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 205,290 shares with a market value of $3,563,835. This comprised 0.7% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 42,664. About Company: Tyson Foods, Inc. produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. The Company’s products are marketed and sold to national and regional grocery retailers, regional grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, and industrial food processing companies.
  • Ralcorp Holdings Inc. (NYSE:RAH): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 12,808 shares with a market value of $1,108,917. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 45,427 shares with a market value of $3,484,705. This comprised 0.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 32,619. About Company: Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. produces a variety of store brand foods that are sold under the individual labels of various grocery, mass merchandise, and drug store retailers. The Company’s products include cereals, crackers and cookies, snack nuts, chocolate candy, salad dressings, mayonnaise, peanut butter, jams, syrups, and sauces. Ralcorp also holds a partial interest in Vail Resorts, Inc.
  • Coach Inc. (NYSE:COH): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 3,658 shares with a market value of $233,856. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 58,001 shares with a market value of $3,006,192. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 54,343. About Company: Coach, Inc. designs, produces, and markets primarily leather goods. The Company’s products include handbags, business cases, men’s and women’s accessories, luggage and travel accessories, leather outerwear, and gloves. Coach, together with a licensing partner, offers watches, footwear, furniture, and eyewear.
  • Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 21,118 shares with a market value of $333,242. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 180,159 shares with a market value of $2,138,487. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 159,041. About Company: Newell Rubbermaid Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer products which are sold through a variety of retail and wholesale distribution channels. The Company’s products include housewares, juvenile products, home furnishings, office products, tools and hardware, and hair accessories.
  • Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 364 shares with a market value of $39,629. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 14,600 shares with a market value of $1,616,220. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 14,236. About Company: Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States.
  • Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 29,978 shares with a market value of $1,459,629. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 29,978. About Company: Lululemon Athletica Inc designs and retails athletic clothing. The Company produces fitness pants, shorts, tops and jackets for yoga, dance, running, and general fitness.
  • Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 41,758 shares with a market value of $1,119,532. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 41,758. 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.
  • General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 28,769 shares with a market value of $1,107,319. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 28,769. 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.
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NASDAQ:DECK): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 4,740 shares with a market value of $417,784. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 11,637 shares with a market value of $1,084,103. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 6,897. About Company: Deckers Outdoor Corporation designs and markets footwear and accessories. The Company offers footwear for men, women and children. Deckers sells its products including accessories such as handbags, headwear, and outerwear, through domestic retailers and international distributors and directly to end-user consumers, through call centers, retail concept stores and retail outlet stores.

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

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