Tweedy Browne’s $333 Million Services Sector Investments: UNP, WMT, MA, NSC, UNF, HSIC, SYY, MCD

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Tweedy Browne’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 10 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $333.027 million.

  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 1,002,677 shares with a market value of $104,679,480. This comprised 3.65% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 997,237 shares with a market value of $81,444,344. This comprised 3.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -5,440. About Company: Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offersslong-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.
  • Wal-mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 1,552,716 shares with a market value of $82,511,327. This comprised 2.88% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 1,546,983 shares with a market value of $80,288,420. This comprised 3.3% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -5,733. About Company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.
  • Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 120,460 shares with a market value of $36,299,416. This comprised 1.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 120,335 shares with a market value of $38,165,449. This comprised 1.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -125. About Company: MasterCard, Inc. is a global payment solutions company that provides a variety of services in support of the credit, debit and related payment programs of financial institutions. The Company offers transaction processing services for credit and debit cards, electronic cash, automated teller machines, and travelers checks.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 581,774 shares with a market value of $43,592,326. This comprised 1.52% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 580,452 shares with a market value of $35,419,181. This comprised 1.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,322. About Company: Norfolk Southern Corporation provides rail transportation services. The Company transports raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. Norfolk Southern also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports
  • Unifirst Corp. (NYSE:UNF): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 739,084 shares with a market value of $41,529,129. This comprised 1.45% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 741,864 shares with a market value of $33,599,021. This comprised 1.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,780. About Company: UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective clothing. The Company employs team partners who serve customer locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe from various manufacturing, distribution, and customer service facilities.
  • Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 290,144 shares with a market value of $20,771,408. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 288,786 shares with a market value of $17,907,619. This comprised 0.74% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,358. About Company: Henry Schein, Inc. distributes healthcare products and services, including practice management software, to office-based healthcare practitioners. The Company has operations in North America and other countries. Henry Schein’s operations include direct marketing, telesales, and field sales.
  • Sysco Corp. (NYSE:SYY): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 590,693 shares with a market value of $18,417,808. This comprised 0.64% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 677,848 shares with a market value of $17,556,263. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 87,155. About Company: Sysco Corporation distributes food and related products primarily to the foodservice industry. The Company also distributes personal care guest amenities, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles to the lodging industry.
  • Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 502,947 shares with a market value of $16,612,339. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 502,947 shares with a market value of $14,152,928. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs. The Company also provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, document management, fire protection, and first aid and safety services.
  • Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 200,725 shares with a market value of $10,919,440. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 178,610 shares with a market value of $9,073,388. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -22,115. About Company: Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials. The Company conducts business throughout most of the United States, in Canada, and in Mexico.
  • Mcdonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 90,606 shares with a market value of $7,639,898. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 61,716 shares with a market value of $5,419,899. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -28,890. About Company: McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world.

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

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