4 Heaviest Basic Materials Stock Holdings in SAC Capital’s Q3 Portfolio

Following is information regarding SAC Capital’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011.

  • Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 1,134,206 shares with a market value of $106,025,581. This comprised 1.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,134,206. About the company: Praxair, Inc. supplies gas to industries primarily located in North and South America. The Company produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric gases including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases, as well as process gases including carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronics gases, and acetylene. Praxair also supplies metallic and ceramic coatings and powders.
  • Titanium Metals Corporation (NYSE:TIE): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 5,431,301 shares with a market value of $99,501,433. This comprised 0.71% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 6,651,837 shares with a market value of $99,644,515. This comprised 0.97% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,220,536. About the company: Titanium Metals Corporation produces titanium melted and mill products. The Company’s products include titanium sponge, melted products, mill products and industrial fabrications which are used in aerospace, industrial, and emerging applications.
  • Clearwater Paper Corp. (NYSE:CLW): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 43,701 shares with a market value of $2,983,904. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 1,052,987 shares with a market value of $35,780,498. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,009,286. About the company: Clearwater Paper Corp. manufactures consumer tissue, bleached paperboard, and wood products. The Company supplies private label tissue to major retail grocery chains and produces bleached paperboard that is used by printers and packaging converters.
  • Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ATI): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 193,661 shares with a market value of $12,291,664. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 813,059 shares with a market value of $30,075,054. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 619,398. About the company: Allegheny Technologies, Inc., produces specialty materials. The Company’s products include include titanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, zirconium, hafnium and niobium, stainless and specialty steel alloys, grain-oriented electrical steel, tungsten-based materials and cutting tools, carbon alloy impression die forgings, and large grey and ductile iron.

(Note: Data regarding SAC Capital’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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