Vanguard Boosts P&G and Ford Motor Share Holdings in Q3

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Vanguard Group, Inc.’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 304 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $60.688 billion.

  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 111,661,505 shares with a market value of $7,098,321,839. This comprised 1.09% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 114,432,144 shares with a market value of $7,229,822,893. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,770,639. 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.
  • The Coca-cola Company (NYSE:KO): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 89,742,041 shares with a market value of $6,038,742,021. This comprised 0.93% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 93,020,865 shares with a market value of $6,284,489,412. This comprised 1.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,278,824. About Company: The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 69,870,240 shares with a market value of $4,665,235,690. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 71,088,027 shares with a market value of $4,434,471,200. This comprised 0.79% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,217,787. 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.
  • Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 66,241,292 shares with a market value of $4,665,374,216. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 68,686,344 shares with a market value of $4,251,684,798. This comprised 0.76% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,445,052. 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.
  • Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 64,409,176 shares with a market value of $2,269,135,241. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 66,463,323 shares with a market value of $2,231,838,508. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,054,147. 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.
  • Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 79,577,451 shares with a market value of $2,101,640,469. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 81,159,492 shares with a market value of $2,175,885,937. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,582,041. 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.
  • Colgate-palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 21,489,253 shares with a market value of $1,878,375,683. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 22,294,736 shares with a market value of $1,977,097,195. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 805,483. 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.
  • Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 139,871,823 shares with a market value of $1,928,832,434. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 142,337,646 shares with a market value of $1,376,405,048. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,465,823. 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.
  • Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 14,232,862 shares with a market value of $1,280,672,971. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 14,464,135 shares with a market value of $1,236,828,215. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 231,273. About Company: NIKE, Inc. designs, develops, and markets athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products for men, women, and children. The Company sells its products worldwide to retail stores, through its own stores, subsidiaries, and distributors.
  • Kimberly-clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 15,275,351 shares with a market value of $1,016,727,325. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 15,497,965 shares with a market value of $1,100,510,528. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 222,614. 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.

(Note: Data regarding Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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