A $2 Billion Fund’s Top Services Sector Q3 Stock Holdings

Following is information regarding Yacktman Asset Management’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011.

  • News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 66,299,024 shares with a market value of $1,173,492,775. This comprised 12.41% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 77,079,367 shares with a market value of $1,193,188,566. This comprised 12.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,780,343. 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.
  • Sysco Corp. (NYSE:SYY): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 12,249,689 shares with a market value of $381,945,307. This comprised 4.04% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 14,683,359 shares with a market value of $380,298,992. This comprised 3.87% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,433,670. About the company: Sysco Corporation distributes food and related products primarily to the foodservice industry. The Company also distributes personal care guest amenities, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles to the lodging industry.
  • Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:VIAB): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 7,722,965 shares with a market value of $393,871,215. This comprised 4.16% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 7,969,212 shares with a market value of $308,727,286. This comprised 3.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 246,247. 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.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSK): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 9,250,348 shares with a market value of $224,135,928. This comprised 2.37% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 9,555,899 shares with a market value of $197,998,221. This comprised 2.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 305,551. About the company: Comcast Corporation is a provider of video, high-speed Internet and phone services. The Company offers a variety of entertainment, information and communications services to residential and commercial customers. Comcast is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 2,899,159 shares with a market value of $154,061,307. This comprised 1.63% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 3,290,063 shares with a market value of $170,754,275. This comprised 1.74% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 390,904. About the company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.
  • Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 3,996,418 shares with a market value of $174,563,539. This comprised 1.85% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 4,079,302 shares with a market value of $161,581,155. This comprised 1.65% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 82,884. About the company: Apollo Group, Inc. provides higher education programs for working adults. The Company provides educational programs and services at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels online and on-campus through subsidiaries.
  • Liberty Media Interactive (NASDAQ:LINTA): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 4,305,381 shares with a market value of $72,201,241. This comprised 0.76% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 4,305,381 shares with a market value of $63,547,425. This comprised 0.65% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Liberty Media Corp – Interactive is a tracking stock issued by Liberty Media Corporation to track the performance of the Interactive group. The Interactive groups interests include home and Internet shopping online travel.
  • eBay, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 1,490,000 shares with a market value of $48,082,301. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 1,250,000 shares with a market value of $36,862,500. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -240,000. About the company: eBay Inc. operates an online trading community. The Company’s service is used by buyers and sellers for the exchange of products and services such as coins, collectibles, computers, memorabilia, stamps and toys, as well as concert and sporting tickets. eBay also offers, through a subsidiary, secure online payment services.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 38,400 shares with a market value of $2,900,736. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 38,400 shares with a market value of $2,352,384. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides business information and technology solutions. The Company’s customers use these solutions in order to reduce credit risk, find profitable business partners, manage business relationships and collect cash and receivables. Dun & Bradstreet’s database contains information on public and private companies around the world.
  • Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX): On 6/30/11 Yacktman Asset Management reported holding 52,900 shares with a market value of $1,836,688. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Yacktman Asset Management held 52,900 shares with a market value of $1,626,146. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Equifax Inc. brings buyers and sellers together through its information management, transaction processing, direct marketing, and customer relationship management businesses. The company serves the financial services, retail, credit card, telecommunications/utilities, transportation, information technology and healthcare industries and government.

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

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