Top 10 Consumer Goods Companies Being Snapped Up By Institutional Investors

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Compiled by Luis Gonzalez: The following is a list of consumer goods sector stocks. All of these companies have seen significant institutional buying over the last three months.

With institutional flows already chasing these names, is there still potential for some upside? What do you think?

Institutional data sourced from Reuters, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.


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The list has been sorted by the change in institutional ownership over the last three months.

1. Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD): Beverages Industry. Market cap of $92.93B. Institutional investors currently own 32,638,032 shares vs. 28,461,755 shares held three months ago (14.67% change). Short float at 0.18%, which implies a short ratio of 1.25 days. The stock has gained 15.94% over the last year.

2. Zhongpin, Inc. (HOGS): Food Industry. Market cap of $663.71M. Institutional investors currently own 19,703,119 shares vs. 17,259,144 shares held three months ago (14.16% change). Short float at 9.69%, which implies a short ratio of 8.27 days. The stock has gained 29.82% over the last year.

3. Deer Consumer Products, Inc. (DEER): Home Furnishings & Fixtures Industry. Market cap of $372.18M. Institutional investors currently own 4,822,137 shares vs. 4,385,302 shares held three months ago (9.96% change). Short float at 12.26%, which implies a short ratio of 8.49 days. The stock has lost -13.1% over the last year.

4. Central European Distribution Corp. (CEDC): Beverages Industry. Market cap of $1.81B. Institutional investors currently own 52,311,825 shares vs. 47,981,532 shares held three months ago (9.02% change). Short float at 2.76%, which implies a short ratio of 2.37 days. The stock has lost -22.12% over the last year.

5. Coinstar Inc. (CSTR): Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $1.31B. Institutional investors currently own 42,837,895 shares vs. 41,055,911 shares held three months ago (4.34% change). Short float at 23.49%, which implies a short ratio of 3.98 days. The stock has gained 54.97% over the last year.

6. Mercer International Inc. (MERC): Paper & Paper Products Industry. Market cap of $357.26M. Institutional investors currently own 17,745,326 shares vs. 17,030,287 shares held three months ago (4.2% change). Short float at 5.21%, which implies a short ratio of 4.88 days. The stock has gained 153.73% over the last year.

7. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $12.86B. Institutional investors currently own 194,638,082 shares vs. 189,421,986 shares held three months ago (2.75% change). Short float at 0.82%, which implies a short ratio of 1.34 days. The stock has gained 36.5% over the last year.

8. Gentex Corp. (GNTX): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $4.54B. Institutional investors currently own 116,523,303 shares vs. 113,643,166 shares held three months ago (2.53% change). Short float at 3.34%, which implies a short ratio of 3.16 days. The stock has gained 80.89% over the last year.

9. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM): Meat Products Industry. Market cap of $883.86M. Institutional investors currently own 19,324,701 shares vs. 18,859,253 shares held three months ago (2.47% change). Short float at 9.37%, which implies a short ratio of 5.4 days. The stock has lost -14.17% over the last year.

10. Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (PHG): Electronic Equipment Industry. Market cap of $31.43B. Institutional investors currently own 41,442,956 shares vs. 40,461,677 shares held three months ago (2.43% change). Short float at 0.07%, which implies a short ratio of 0.6 days. The stock has gained 12.23% over the last year.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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