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Paul Ryan Loves Big Macs and iPhones

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Paul Ryan loves blue-chip stocks.

Financial disclosure reports that representatives submitted in the House showed Republican vice presidential nominee Ryan held 2011 investments in a number of blue-chip companies, including McDonald's (MCD), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and IBM (IBM), among others.

Kraft Foods (KFT), General Electric (GE), Procter & Gamble (PG), Home Depot (HD), United Technologies (UTX) and Verizon (VZ) were the other U.S. blue chips Ryan listed on his disclosure form.

The vice presidential hopeful also held shares of other premium companies, such as Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Starbucks (SBUX), Nike (NKE), Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA).

Loose House financial reporting requirements allow lawmakers to disclose a wide range for the value of stock assets and amount of income earned on those shares.

Ryan's biggest holding was Home Depot, which he showed had an estimated value of $100,000 to $250,000 that produced dividend earnings in 2011 of between $1,001 and $2,500.

The congressman's McDonald's holdings were worth $1,001 to $15,000 and earned him $1 to $200 in income.

Ryan had a number of other stock positions that he valued in the $1,001 to $15,000 range, with dividend returns of $1 to $200: Exxon Mobil, Kraft, MasterCard, Nike, Starbucks, United Technologies, GE and Visa.

The Wisconsin politician also held positions in Apple and Google, but reported that he received no dividends in 2011 from his shares of the two tech giants.

Procter & Gamble also proved one of Ryan's larger holdings as his disclosure form reported he owned between $16,001 and $65,000 worth of P&G shares. Ryan received dividends from the consumer packaged goods company of $202 to $1,200.

Ryan purchased more than $1,000 worth of IBM shares in 2011 to raise the total value of his ownership in the computer giant to $2,002 to $30,000. He earned just $1 to $200 in dividends on what he already owned in IBM stock.

Another purchase Ryan reported in 2011 was that of Amazon stock. He valued that purchase at between $1,001 and $15,000 worth of shares.

Mitt Romney's running mate also sold stock in a number of well-known companies, including Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Goodrich (GR) and Verizon. Ryan placed the value of those transactions at $1,001 to $15,000 each. Ryan listed his wife as the owner of their Verizon investment.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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