A $12 Billion Fund’s Top 10 Stock Positions to Watch Now

As the Dow Jones achieves 11,300 and the S&P climbs back to 1,189 today, Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about Viking Global Investors’ top holdings:

  • Invesco, Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 24,627,242 shares with a market value of $629,472,292. This comprised 5.43% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 30,559,442 shares with a market value of $715,090,931. This comprised 5.99% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,932,200. About the company: Invesco Limited is an independent investment management group.  The Company specializes in investment management services, covering equities, fixed income and alternatives like real estate, private equity and absolute return strategies.
  • Time Warner Cable, Inc. (NYSE:TWC): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 7,721,684 shares with a market value of $550,864,908. This comprised 4.75% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 9,058,812 shares with a market value of $706,949,697. This comprised 5.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,337,128. About the company: Time Warner Cable, Inc. offers cable television subscription services.  The Company also offers Internet access and voice over Internet protocol telephone services.
  • Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE:EL): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 6,910,265 shares with a market value of $665,873,140. This comprised 5.75% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 5,492,824 shares with a market value of $577,790,170. This comprised 4.84% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,417,441. About the company: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products.  The Company’s products are sold in countries and territories around the world.
  • Priceline.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 906,669 shares with a market value of $459,173,451. This comprised 3.96% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 989,440 shares with a market value of $506,524,012. This comprised 4.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 82,771. About the company: Priceline.com, Inc. enables consumers to use the Internet to save money on a variety of products and services.  The Company’s product allows customers to name their own price on products or services and communicates that demand directly to participating sellers or to their private databases.  Participants include domestic and international airlines, and hotel chains.
  • News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 20,075,700 shares with a market value of $352,930,804. This comprised 3.05% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 27,358,266 shares with a market value of $484,241,329. This comprised 4.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,282,566. About the company: News Corporation is a diversified global media company.  The Company’s operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming.  The Company provides television, direct satellite, and cable broadcasting and the publication of newspapers, magazines, books and promotional inserts.
  • LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 3,878,500 shares with a market value of $153,394,672. This comprised 1.32% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 11,800,693 shares with a market value of $454,562,700. This comprised 3.81% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,922,193. About the company: LyondellBasell Industries NV is a manufacturing company.  The Company produces chemicals, fuels, and polymers used for packaging, clean fuels, durable textiles, medical applications, construction materials, and automotive parts.  LyondellBasell Industries operates globally and is headquartered in the Netherlands.
  • Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 416,100 shares with a market value of $74,952,095. This comprised 0.65% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 2,031,800 shares with a market value of $415,482,793. This comprised 3.48% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,615,700. About the company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products.  The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products.  Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 10,114,100 shares with a market value of $466,259,995. This comprised 4.02% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 9,539,400 shares with a market value of $390,543,023. This comprised 3.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -574,700. About the company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking.  The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance.  JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals.
  • Sherwin-Williams Co. (NYSE:SHW): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 5,520,602 shares with a market value of $463,675,350. This comprised 4.00% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 4,012,931 shares with a market value of $336,564,534. This comprised 2.82% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,507,671. About the company: The Sherwin-Williams Company manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products.  The Company’s products are sold to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America.  Sherwin Williams also has additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia.
  • Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:VIAB): On 3/31/11 Viking Global Investors reported holding 7,150,838 shares with a market value of $332,656,987. This comprised 2.87% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Viking Global Investors held 6,387,103 shares with a market value of $325,742,253. This comprised 2.73% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -763,735. About the company: Viacom Inc. (Viacom) is an entertainment content company. The Company engages audiences on television, motion picture, Internet and mobile platforms through many of the world’s entertainment brands.

(Note: Data on Viking Global Investors’ stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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