Ten Global Food and Beverage Titans

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 sectors  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 the  Dow Jones Food & Beverage Titans 30 Index are:

1.Company: Nestle S.A.(OTC: NSRGY)
Country: Switzerland

2.Company: Coca-Cola Co. (KO)
Country: U.S.

3.Company: PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)
Country: U.S.

4.Company: Unilever N.V. (UN)
Country: The Netherlands

5.Company: Monsanto Co. (MON)
Country: U.S.

6.Company: Diageo PLC (DEO)
Country: U.K.

7.Company: Unilever PLC (UL)
Country: U.K.

8.Company: Danone S.A. (OTC: DANOY)
Country: France

9.Company: Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT)
Country: KFT

10.Company: Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. (BUD)
Country: Belgium

Danone and Nestle are two of the top global companies that trade on the OTC markets.

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