Visium Asset Starts New Positions in Pepsico, Reynolds and ConAgra Shares

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Visium Asset Management’s top holdings in the Consumer Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 21 stocks in the Consumer Goods sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $12.922 million.

  • Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 50,000 shares with a market value of $3,095,000. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 50,000. 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.
  • G. Willi Food-international Ltd. (NASDAQ:WILC): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 509,764 shares with a market value of $3,609,129. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 419,464 shares with a market value of $2,491,616. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -90,300. About Company: G. Willi-Food International Ltd. imports, markets, and distributes food products, including canned vegetables, packaged fruit, pickled vegetables, canned and frozen fish, edible oil, dried fruit and nuts, coffee creamers, pasta, and pastries. The company purchases the food from suppliers around the world.
  • Ralcorp Holdings Inc. (NYSE:RAH): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 25,000 shares with a market value of $1,917,750. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 25,000. 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.
  • Xerium Technologies Inc. (NYSE:XRM): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 220,953 shares with a market value of $4,098,678. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 127,046 shares with a market value of $1,330,172. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -93,907. About Company: Xerium Technologies, Inc. manufactures and supplies consumable products used in the production of paper. The Company produces both clothing and roll covers that are installed on paper-making machines, and play key roles in the process by which raw materials are converted into finished paper. Xerium Technologies has manufacturing facilities in major paper-producing regions around the world.
  • Wabash National Corp. (NYSE:WNC): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 195,092 shares with a market value of $1,828,012. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 168,392 shares with a market value of $803,230. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -26,700. About Company: Wabash National Corporation manufactures semi trailers in North America. The company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, dump trailers, truck bodies and intermodal equipment.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 11,200 shares with a market value of $747,824. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 11,200 shares with a market value of $698,656. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. 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.
  • Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 17,705 shares with a market value of $663,583. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 17,705. About Company: Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures tobacco and smokeless tobacco products. The Company’s subsidiary sells its products in the United States and its territories.
  • Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 25,000 shares with a market value of $659,250. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 25,000. About Company: Johnson Controls, Inc. markets automotive systems and building controls. The Company supplies seating systems, interior systems, and batteries. Johnson Controls also provides building control systems and services, energy management, and integrated facility management, as well as provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Boise Inc. (NYSE:BZ): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 219,447 shares with a market value of $1,709,492. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 75,063 shares with a market value of $388,076. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -144,384. About Company: Boise, Inc. manufactures paper and packaging. The Company produces copy, commercial printing, newsprint, premium and specialty papers, and market pulp; and corrugated containers and containerboard.
  • Conagra Foods Inc. (NYSE:CAG): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 15,000 shares with a market value of $363,300. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 15,000. About Company: ConAgra Foods, Inc. manufactures and markets packaged foods for retail consumers, restaurants and institutions. The Company offers a wide range of food products, including meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks, specialty potato products, milled grain ingredients, dehydrated vegetables and seasonings, and blends and flavors.

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

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