4. Diageo (DEO)
Company profile: Diageo, with a market value of $70 billion, is the world's leading producer of branded premium spirits, including Johnnie Walker scotch, Crown Royal whisky, Smirnoff vodka, Captain Morgan rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, and Guinness stout. It also produces and markets beer and wine. It is 4.2% of BBH Select's portfolio and a holding since the third quarter of 2008.
Dividend Yield: 2.07%
Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 17% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 33%. Analysts give its shares four "buy" ratings, two "buy/holds," one "hold," and one "weak hold," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. Analysts estimate that it will earn $4.07 per share this year and $4.40 in 2013, an 8% rise.3. TRW Automotive Holdings (TRW) Company profile: TRW, with a market value of $5.5 billion, is the world's largest developer and supplier of active and passive automotive safety systems, including braking, steering, and electronic components. It operates in 26 countries. It makes up 4.7% of Oakmark Select's portfolio, and is its eighth-largest holding. Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 35% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 79%. Analysts give its shares six "buy" ratings, four "buy/holds," and one "hold," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. S&P, which has it rated "strong buy" says "TRW should benefit from rising global automotive volume and higher demand for safety equipment in the U.S. and other markets, but weakness in the important European market should be a drag." 2. TE Connectivity (TEL) Company profile: TE, with a market value of $15 billion, is an international manufacturer of connectors and electrical components. It posted sales of $14 billion in 2011. It's Oakmark Select's second-biggest holding at 6% of the portfolio. Dividend Yield: 2% Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 17.4% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 30%. Analysts give its shares seven "buy" ratings, four "buy/holds," and four "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. Analysts estimate it will earn $3.01 per share this year. S&P has it rated "hold" on valuation concerns. 1. Comcast (CMCSA) Company profile: Comcast, with a market value of $81 billion, merged with NBC Universal last year, resulting in a media and entertainment conglomerate that has diversified interests in cable, broadcasting, film and theme parks. It's BBH Core Select's second-biggest holding at 4.9% of the fund. It makes up 5% of Oakmark Select fund. Dividend Yield: 2.19% Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 26% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 30%. Analysts give its shares 16 "buy" ratings, eight "buy/holds," and seven "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. S&P has it rated "buy," and says "we see ample financial flexibility for continued strong return of capital to shareholders through share buybacks and dividends."
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