What stocks does Publius own? In case you were wondering, here’s my portfolio. If you don’t, ah well, you’re here anyway. I’ve let go of Apple, Intuitive Surgical, and a few other big winners; here’s my current crew.
Blue Chip Stocks
Johnson & Johnson is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the healthcare field. Johnson & Johnson has more than 250 operating companies. The Company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics.
General Electric Company (GE) is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products.
3M Company (3M) is a diversified technology company with a presence in various businesses, including industrial and transportation, healthcare, display and graphics, consumer and office, safety, security and protection services, and electro and communications.
Brigham Exploration Company is an independent exploration, development and production company that uses three dimensional (3D) seismic imaging, drilling and completion technologies to explore for and develop domestic onshore oil and natural gas reserves. The Company’s exploration and development activities are concentrated in four provinces: the Onshore Gulf Coast, the Anadarko Basin, the Rocky Mountains and West Texas.
Tsakos Energy Navigation is a provider of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. Tsakos Energy Navigation owns a fleet of tankers providing worldwide marine transportation services for national and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium and short-term charters.
ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company. It has six operating explores, produces, refomes markets crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petroleum products.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is a producer of natural gas in the United States (first among independents).
Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SABESP) provides water and sewage services to a range of residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers in the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil area. The Company also supplies water on a bulk basis to municipalities in the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Region, in which it does not operate water systems.
SJW Corp. is a holding company with three subsidiaries: San Jose Water Company, SJW Land Company and SJWTX, Inc. San Jose Water Company is a public utility in the business of providing water service in the metropolitan San Jose area.
PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an equity index called the Palisades Water Index, which includes water companies drawn from sectors, which include water utilities, treatment, analytical and monitoring, infrastructure and distribution, water resource management, and conglomerate water companies.
Jinpan International Limited (Jinpan International) through the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Hainan Jinpan Electric Company Ltd. (Hainan Jinp), designs, manufactures and sells cast resin transformers for voltage distribution equipment in China.
Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWC), formerly known as HWC Holding Corporation, is a distributor of specialty wire and cable and related services to the United States electrical distribution market.
America Movil, S.A.B. DE C.V. (America Movil) is a provider of wireless communications services in Latin America. As of December 31, 2006, it had 124.8 million subscribers in 15 countries.
Google Inc. maintains an index of Websites and other online content, and makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. The Company’s automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its online index. Google generates revenue primarily by delivering online advertising.
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Ctrip) is a consolidator of hotel accommodations and air tickets in China. The Company aggregates information on hotels and flights, and enables its customers to make hotel and flight bookings. The Company targets its services primarily at business and leisure travelers in China.
NYSE Euronext operates a liquid exchange group offering a range of financial products and services. In the United States, through NYSE Group, the Company operates the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (the NYSE) and NYSE Arca, Inc., and in Europe, it operates five European-based exchanges that comprise Euronext: the Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon stock exchanges, as well as the Liffe derivatives markets.
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (Hercules) is a specialty finance company that provides debt and equity growth capital to technology related and life sciences companies at all stages of development. It primarily finances privately-held companies backed by major venture capital and private equity firms.
Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. is a provider of global property and casualty reinsurance and insurance products through its principal operating subsidiary, Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd.
Banco Bradesco SA (Bradesco) is a Brazil-based holding company involved in the banking sector. It is engaged in two main areas: banking and insurance.
Patriot Capital Finding, Inc. is a closed-end, non-diversified investment company. It is a specialty finance company that provides customized financing solutions to small- to mid-sized companies.
Greif, Inc. is a global producer of industrial packaging products with manufacturing facilities located in over 45 countries. The Company offers a line of industrial packaging products, such as steel, fiber and plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging products, and polycarbonate water bottles, which are complemented with a variety of value-added services, including blending, packaging, logistics and warehousing.
Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan) is engaged in the business of owning and chartering containerships pursuant to long-term, fixed-rate charters to container lines.
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco), along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the exploration and production of bauxite; and the production, sales and research of alumina, primary aluminum and aluminum-fabricated products.
Southern Copper Corporation is an integrated copper producer. The Company produces copper, molybdenum, zinc and silver. All of its mining, smelting and refining facilities are located in Peru and in Mexico, and it conducts exploration activities in those countries and Chile.
Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) is a diversified metals and mining company. The Company is a producer and exporter of iron ore and pellets and a producer of nickel. It also produces copper, manganese, ferroalloys, bauxite, precious metals, cobalt, kaolin, potash and other products. Directly and through affiliates and joint ventures, the Company has investments in the aluminum, coal, energy and steel businesses.
Cemex S.A. B de C.V. (Cemex) is a holding company primarily engaged, through its operating subsidiaries, in the production, distribution, marketing and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and clinker.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. diversified industrial manufacturer in three principal markets: Cranes and Related Products (Crane), Foodservice Equipment (Foodservice) and Marine. The Company’s Crane business is a global provider of engineered lift solutions, which offers a line of lifting equipment. It designs, manufactures, markets, and supports a line of crawler cranes, mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, and boom trucks.
Sadia SA (Sadia) is a Brazil-based company involved in the food processing sector. It is principally engaged in the production of refrigerated and frozen food products. Sadia operates 14 industrial units and 16 distribution centers located in 14 Brazilian states. The Company’s product line includes pork meat, cooked meat, poultry cuts, sausages, margarines, pizzas, soups, desserts and pasta.
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TOYOTA) primarily conducts business in the automotive industry. Toyota also conducts business in the finance and other industries.
Tata Motors Limited is mainly engaged in the business of automobile products consisting of all types of commercial and passenger vehicles, including financing of the vehicles sold by the Company.
Syngenta AG (Syngenta) is an agribusiness that is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality.
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