Tweedy Browne’s $326 Million Quarterly Financial Share Investments

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Tweedy Browne’s top holdings in the Financial sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 10 stocks in the Financial sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $326.218 million.

  • Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 3,674,844 shares with a market value of $103,116,121. This comprised 3.6% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 4,336,406 shares with a market value of $104,594,116. This comprised 4.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 661,562. About Company: Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, leasing, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Company operates through physical stores, the Internet and other distribution channels across North America and elsewhere internationally.
  • The Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 1,547,983 shares with a market value of $39,659,326. This comprised 1.38% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 3,157,234 shares with a market value of $58,692,981. This comprised 2.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,609,251. About Company: Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) is a global financial services company. The Company provides financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, providing asset management and wealth management, asset servicing, issuer services, clearing services and treasury services.
  • Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 707,018 shares with a market value of $45,348,134. This comprised 1.58% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 1,058,703 shares with a market value of $36,906,387. This comprised 1.52% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 351,685. About Company: Torchmark Corporation is an insurance and financial services holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries offer life and health insurance, and annuities. Life products include traditional and interest sensitive whole life insurance as well as term life insurance. Health products include Medicare supplement, cancer, accident, long-term care, and limited hospital and surgical coverages.
  • Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE:BRO): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 2,109,004 shares with a market value of $54,117,042. This comprised 1.89% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 1,858,022 shares with a market value of $33,072,790. This comprised 1.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -250,982. About Company: Brown & Brown, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide a range of insurance and reinsurance products and services. The Company also provides risk management, employee benefit administration, and managed health care services. Brown & Brown operates offices across the United States.
  • American National Insurance Company (NASDAQ:ANAT): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 449,251 shares with a market value of $34,816,953. This comprised 1.22% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 451,253 shares with a market value of $31,249,270. This comprised 1.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,002. About Company: American National Insurance Company offers a broad line of insurance coverages. The Company’s product lines include individual and group life and health, property and casualty, and credit insurance. American National, through its subsidiaries, also offers mutual funds and real estate management services.
  • U.s. Bancorp (NYSE:USB): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 850,700 shares with a market value of $21,701,357. This comprised 0.76% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 850,700 shares with a market value of $20,025,479. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: U.S. Bancorp is a diversified financial services company that provides lending and depository services, cash management, foreign exchange and trust and investment management services. The Company also provides credit card services, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, and leasing. U.S Bancorp operates in the Midwest and Western United States.
  • American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 374,166 shares with a market value of $19,344,382. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 372,100 shares with a market value of $16,707,291. This comprised 0.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,066. About Company: American Express Company is a global payment and travel company. The Company’s principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world.
  • National Western Life Insurance Company (NASDAQ:NWLI): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 105,632 shares with a market value of $16,845,135. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 111,761 shares with a market value of $15,143,616. This comprised 0.62% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 6,129. About Company: National Western Life Insurance Company is a life insurance company. The Company sells life insurance and annuity products in the United States. National Western also accepts applications from and issues policies to residents of several Central and South American countries.
  • Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 240,049 shares with a market value of $6,850,999. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 245,709 shares with a market value of $6,462,147. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,660. About Company: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its subsidiaries provide insurance brokerage, risk management, employee benefit, and other related services to clients in the United States and abroad. The Company’s principal activity is the negotiation and placement of insurance for its clients. Gallagher also specializes in furnishing risk management services.
  • Federated Investors Inc. (NYSE:FII): On 06/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 2,107,314 shares with a market value of $50,238,366. This comprised 1.75% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Tweedy Browne reported holding 191,883 shares with a market value of $3,363,709. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,915,431. About Company: Federated Investors, Inc. provides investment management products and related financial services. The Company sponsors, markets and provides investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts (which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products).

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

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