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The securities members of Congress held in their personal portfolio in 2009 are some of the biggest companies in the world, ranging from banks to pharmaceuticals to oil giants, according to a from the .
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The securities members of Congress held in their personal portfolio in 2009 are some of the biggest companies in the world, ranging from banks to pharmaceuticals to oil giants, according to a report from the Center for Responsive Politics.

We’ve ranked the top ten stocks and funds held during the December 2008-2009 period. The data include the number of members that held the security, its 52-week high and low and the market cap as of the Nov. 16, 2010 close.

Click on to see which stocks were the most popular.

By Joseph Pisani
Posted Nov. 17, 2010
Source:
Center for Responsive Politics


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10. Exxon Mobil (Tied)
Congress members: 45 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (11/25/09)76.54 52-Week Low (07/02/10)55.94 Market Cap: $349.0 billion
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Congress members: 45
Stock ticker: XOM
52-Week High (11/25/09)76.54
52-Week Low (07/02/10)55.94
Market Cap: $349.0 billion


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10. PIMCO Total Return Fund (Tied)
Congress members invested: 45 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (11/04/10): $11.77 52-Week Low (12/31/09): $10.80

Congress members invested: 45
Stock ticker: PTTRX
52-Week High (11/04/10): $11.77
52-Week Low (12/31/09): $10.80


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10. Wells Fargo (Tied)
Congress members: 45 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (04/21/10): $34.25 52-Week Low (08/25/10): $23.02 Market Cap: $141.2 billion
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Congress members: 45
Stock ticker: WFC
52-Week High (04/21/10): $34.25
52-Week Low (08/25/10): $23.02
Market Cap: $141.2 billion


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8. American Funds Growth Fund of America
Congress members invested: 48 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (11/08/10): $30.01 52-Week Low (07/02/10): $25.00
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Congress members invested: 48
Stock ticker: AGTHX
52-Week High (11/08/10): $30.01
52-Week Low (07/02/10): $25.00


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7. Pfizer
Congress members: 49 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (01/20/10): $20.36 52-Week Low (07/01/10): $14.00 Market Cap: $132.5 billion
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Congress members: 49
Stock ticker: PFE
52-Week High (01/20/10): $20.36
52-Week Low (07/01/10): $14.00
Market Cap: $132.5 billion


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6. AT&T
Congress members: 51 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (11/04/10): $29.49 52-Week Low (05/25/10): $23.78 Market Cap: $165.7 billion
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Congress members: 51
Stock ticker: T
52-Week High (11/04/10): $29.49
52-Week Low (05/25/10): $23.78
Market Cap: $165.7 billion


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5. Microsoft
Congress members: 54 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (04/23/10): $31.58 52-Week Low (07/01/10): $22.73 Market Cap: $220.3 billion
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Congress members: 54
Stock ticker: MSFT
52-Week High (04/23/10): $31.58
52-Week Low (07/01/10): $22.73
Market Cap: $220.3 billion


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4. Procter & Gamble (Tied)
Congress members invested: 61 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (11/05/10): $65.00 52-Week Low (05/06/10): $39.37 Market Cap: $177.1 billion
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Congress members invested: 61
Stock ticker: PG
52-Week High (11/05/10): $65.00
52-Week Low (05/06/10): $39.37
Market Cap: $177.1 billion


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4. Cisco Systems (Tied)
Congress members: 61 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (04/30/10): $27.74 52-Week Low (11/16/10): $19.34 Market Cap: $109.6 billion
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Congress members: 61
Stock ticker: CSCO
52-Week High (04/30/10): $27.74
52-Week Low (11/16/10): $19.34
Market Cap: $109.6 billion


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2. Bank of America
Congress members: 63 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (04/15/10): $19.86 52-Week Low (10/26/10): $11.03 Market Cap: $118.9 billion
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Congress members: 63
Stock ticker: BAC
52-Week High (04/15/10): $19.86
52-Week Low (10/26/10): $11.03
Market Cap: $118.9 billion


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1. General Electric
Congress members: 82 Stock ticker: 52-Week High (04/30/10): $19.70 52-Week Low (07/02/10): $13.75 Market Cap: $169.0 billion
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Congress members: 82
Stock ticker: GE
52-Week High (04/30/10): $19.70
52-Week Low (07/02/10): $13.75
Market Cap: $169.0 billion

(GE is the parent company of CNBC.)

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