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An Investment Guru is Bullish on These Stocks Today

Following is information on investment guru Donald Yacktman’s top 10 public equity holdings based on the most recent 13F filings his funds have filed with the SEC:

1) News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA):  The stock has traded in a 52-week rangeof $11.61 to $18.13.  The stock most recently traded at $17.88, up $0.06 o the day.  The trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 14.91 and the company earned $1.20 per share last year.

About the company: News Corporation is a diversified global media company.  The Company’s operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming.  The Company provides television, direct satellite, and cable broadcasting and the publication of newspapers, magazines, books and promotional inserts.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE:TWX), The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT), Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP), Journal Communications (NYSE:JRN), and Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO).

2) PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $60.32 to $69.94.  The stock most recently traded at $69.29, up $0.40 on the day.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 18.54, it earned $3.74 per share last year, and it pays $1.92 per share in dividends.

About the company: PepsiCo, Inc. operates worldwide beverage, snack and food businesses.  The Company manufactures or uses contract manufacturers, markets and sells a variety of grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods in countries throughout the world.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS), Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE:CCE), Hansen Natural Corporation (NASDAQ:HANS), Reed’s Inc. (NASDAQ:REED), Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT), National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ), and Jones Soda (NASDAQ:JSDA).

3) The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $49.47 to $68.47.  The stock most recently traded at $67.78, up $0.30 on the day.  Note that today’s price is higher than its 52-week high close.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 13.4, it earned $5.06 per share last year, and it pays $1.88 per share in dividends.

About the 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.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS), Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE:CCE), Hansen Natural Corporation (NASDAQ:HANS), Reed’s Inc. (NASDAQ:REED), Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT), National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ), and Jones Soda (NASDAQ:JSDA).

4) Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $22.73 to $31.08.  The stock most recently traded at $25.53, down $0.38 on the day.  Its market capitalization is $215 billion, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 10.14, it earned $2.52 per share last year, and it pays a dividend of $0.64 per share.

About the company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products.  The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software.  Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC), Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE), and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS).

5) Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $14 to $21..20.  The shares most recently traded at $21.01, up $0.04 on the day.  Its market capitalization is $167 billion, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 20.54, it earned $1.02 per share last year, and it pays a dividend of $0.80 per share.

About the company: Pfizer, Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals.  The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY), Mylan, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL), Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), and Sanofi-Aventis SA (NYSE:SNY).

6) Procter & Gamble Corp (NYSE:PG):  The stock has traded in a 520week range of $39.37 to $69.96.  It most recently traded at $65.23, up $0.33 on the day.   Its market capitalization is $182 billion, its price-to-earnings ratio is 17.17, it earned $3.80 per share last year, and it paid a dividend of $2.10 per share.

About the 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.  Procter & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL), The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Teva Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TEVA), The Stephan Co. (SPCO), CCA Industries, Inc. (AMEX:CAW), and Zep, Inc. (NYSE:ZEP).

7) Viacom (NYSE:VIAB): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $30.24 to $51.50.  They most recently traded at $50.99, down $0.28 on the day.  Its market capitalization is $29 billion, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 29.56, it earned $1.72 per share last year, and it paid a dividend of $0.60 per share.

About the company: Viacom, Inc. is an entertainment content company.  The Company engages audiences on television, motion picture, Internet and mobile platforms through many of the world’s entertainment brands.  It manages its operations through two reporting segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), Scripps Networks International (NYSE:SNI), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), Outdoor Channel Holdings (NASDAQ:OUTD), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWN), and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF).

8) ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $48.06 to $81.80 per share, and it most recently traded at $77.54 per share, down $1.34 on the day.  The company has a market capitalization of $112 billion, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 10.18, it earned $7.62 per share last year, and it pays a dividend of $2.64 per share.

About the company: ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company which operates in several business segments.  The Company explores for and produces petroleum, and refines, markets, supplies, and transports petroleum.  ConocoPhillips also gathers and processes natural gas, and produces and distributes chemicals and plastics.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), BP plc (NYSE:BP), Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO), Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT), Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), China Petroleum & Chemicals (NYSE:SNP), Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDSA), Repsol YPF, S.A. (REPYY), and Eni S.p.A. (NYSE:E).

9) Clorox Corp. (NYSE:CLX):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $60.56 to $72.43, and they most recently traded at $69.99, up $0.33 on the day.  The company’s market capitalization is $9.63 billion, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 17.23, it earned $4.06 per share last year, and it paid a dividend of $2.20 per share.

About the company: The Clorox Company produces and markets non-durable consumer products sold primarily through grocery and other retail stores.  The Company’s principal products include household cleaning and bleach products, charcoal, cat litter, automotive care products, dressings, and trash bags.  Clorox markets its products in the United States and other countries around the world.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: Zep, Inc. (NYSE:ZEP), The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG), Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE:CHD), and Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBCI).

10) Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $56.86 to $66.25, and most recently traded at $66.11 per share.  Its market capitalization is $180 billion, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 15, it earned $4.41 per share last year, and it paid a dividend of $2.16 per share.

About the company: Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets.  The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetominophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world.

Other companies that operate in this industry include: Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY), Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK), Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK), Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT), Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX), and Roche Holding Ltd. (RHHBY).

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