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Tweedy Browne Buys Honda Motor Co. Ltd., The Home Depot Inc., Sells American Express Company, Emerson Electric Co., Avatar Holdings Inc.

February 10, 2010 | About:
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Long term value shop Tweedy Browne just reported its Q4 holdings. Their portfolio turn over is small as usual. They did add to their long term holdings Honda Motor Co. Ltd., The Home Depot Inc., they reduced CocaCola Femsa S.a.b. De C.V., American Express Company, Emerson Electric Co., Avatar Holdings Inc. during the 3-months ended 12/31/2009, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Tweedy Browne CO LLC. Tweedy Browne owns 52 stocks with a total value of $1.9 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells. For the details of Tweedy Browne's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Tweedy+Browne

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Consumer Goods 28.7%
Industrials 23.2%
Financials 14.6%
Consumer Services 11.9%
Health Care 7.8%
Oil & Gas 7.4%
Telecommunications 5%


These are the top 5 holdings of Tweedy Browne

  1. PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC (PM) - 3,503,653 shares, 8.68% of the total portfolio
  2. CocaCola FEMSA S.A.B. De C.V. (KOF) - 2,327,985 shares, 7.87% of the total portfolio
  3. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (BNI) - 1,299,969 shares, 6.59% of the total portfolio
  4. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (HMC) - 2,958,855 shares, 5.08% of the total portfolio
  5. SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (SKM) - 5,837,652 shares, 4.88% of the total portfolio


Added: Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (HMC)

Tweedy Browne added to their holdings in Honda Motor Co. Ltd. by 6.86%. Their purchase prices were between $29.11 and $34.35, with an estimated average price of $32.08. The impact to their portfolio due to this purchase was 0.33%. Their holdings were 2,958,855 shares as of 12/31/2009.

Honda manufactures a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has a market cap of $61.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $33.76 with and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. stocks is 0.7%.

Added: The Home Depot Inc. (HD)

Tweedy Browne added to their holdings in The Home Depot Inc. by 6.49%. Their purchase prices were between $24.96 and $29.29, with an estimated average price of $27.33. The impact to their portfolio due to this purchase was 0.22%. Their holdings were 2,429,049 shares as of 12/31/2009.

Home Depot is the one of world's largest home improvement retailer. The Home Depot Inc. has a market cap of $48.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.65 with a P/E ratio of 17.7 and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of The Home Depot Inc. stocks is 3.2%. The Home Depot Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 19.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Home Depot Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Reduced: Avatar Holdings Inc. (AVTR)

Tweedy Browne reduced to their holdings in Avatar Holdings Inc. by 26%. Their sale prices were between $15.09 and $18.9, with an estimated average price of $16.62. The impact to their portfolio due to this sale was -0.09%. Tweedy Browne still held 400,333 shares as of 12/31/2009.

Avatar Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries are engaged in two principal business activities: real estate and water and wastewater utilities operations. Avatar Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $193.7 million; its shares were traded at around $17.06 with and P/S ratio of 1.7. Avatar Holdings Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 49% over the past 5 years.

Reduced: American Express Company (AXP)

Tweedy Browne reduced to their holdings in American Express Company by 37.85%. Their sale prices were between $32.49 and $41.83, with an estimated average price of $38.68. The impact to their portfolio due to this sale was -0.31%. Tweedy Browne still held 392,744 shares as of 12/31/2009.

American Express Company is primarily engaged in the business of providing travel related services, financial advisory services and international banking services throughout the world. American Express Company has a market cap of $44.89 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.75 with a P/E ratio of 26.1 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of American Express Company stocks is 2%. American Express Company had an annual average earning growth of 1.3% over the past 10 years.

Reduced: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Tweedy Browne reduced to their holdings in Emerson Electric Co. by 20.15%. Their sale prices were between $37.75 and $43.37, with an estimated average price of $41.06. The impact to their portfolio due to this sale was -0.96%. Tweedy Browne still held 2,165,448 shares as of 12/31/2009.

Emerson is engaged principally in the worldwide design, manufactureand sale of a broad range of electrical, electromechanical and electronicproducts and systems. Emerson Electric Co. has a market cap of $34.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.47 with a P/E ratio of 19.7 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Emerson Electric Co. stocks is 2.9%. Emerson Electric Co. had an annual average earning growth of 5% over the past 10 years.

Reduced: Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. (KOF)

Tweedy Browne reduced to their holdings in Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. by 23.75%. Their sale prices were between $50.18 and $66.87, with an estimated average price of $56.95. The impact to their portfolio due to this sale was -1.87%. Tweedy Browne still held 2,327,985 shares as of 12/31/2009.

Coca-Cola Femsa S.A., through its subsidiaries, produces, markets and distributes soft drinks throughout the metropolitan area of Mexico City, in Southeastern Mexico and in metropolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina. with a P/E ratio of 14.5. The dividend yield of Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. stocks is 0.9%. Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. had an annual average earning growth of 17.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cocacola Femsa S.a.b. De C.v. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.


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