The Dow Jones Food & Beverage Titans 30 Index represents the leading global companies in the Food & Beverage sector. The components of this index are selected based on rankings by float-adjusted market capitalization, revenue and net profit.
Since this is a defensive sector, the index was down only about 26% last year – which is relatively lower than the performance of other sectorsÂ such as financials or the overall market. The 5-year annual return of this index is about 9%. As of November 30,2009 the index is up about 27% and the dividend yield is 2.10%.
The Top 10 Components of theÂ Dow Jones Food & Beverage Titans 30 Index are:
1.Company: Nestle S.A.(OTC: NSRGY)
2.Company: Coca-Cola Co. (KO)
3.Company: PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)
4.Company: Unilever N.V. (UN)
Country: The Netherlands
5.Company: Monsanto Co. (MON)
6.Company: Diageo PLC (DEO)
7.Company: Unilever PLC (UL)
8.Company: Danone S.A. (OTC: DANOY)
9.Company: Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT)
10.Company: Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. (BUD)
Danone and Nestle are two of the top global companies that trade on the OTC markets.