A $21.5 Billion Fund’s Top Capital Goods Stock Holdings

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average trades above 12,000 and the S&P 500 trades at 1,248, we reveal information regarding Farallon Capital’s top holdings in the Capital Goods sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011:

  • Goodrich Corp. (NYSE:GR): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 1,225,000 shares with a market value of $147,833,000. This comprised 3.91% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,225,000. About the company: Goodrich Corporation supplies aerospace components, systems, and services to customers located worldwide. The Company manufactures various aerostructures, aircraft evacuation systems, passenger restraint systems, sensor systems, pump and engine controls, de-icing systems, and other products. Goodrich serves the commercial, military, general aviation, and space industries. Competitors to Watch: Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON), Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI), Esterline Tech. Corp. (NYSE:ESL), United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), EDAC Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:EDAC), SIFCO Industries, Inc. (AMEX:SIF), Kreisler Manufacturing Corp. (KRSL), and Breeze-Eastern Corporation (AMEX:BZC).
  • General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 1,363,500 shares with a market value of $101,608,015. This comprised 3.35% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 2,105,000 shares with a market value of $119,753,449. This comprised 3.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 741,500. About the company: General Dynamics Corporation is a diversified defense company. The Company offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding design and construction; and information systems, technologies and services. Competitors to Watch: Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC), Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT), ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT), FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR), Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL), Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK), Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS).
  • Transdigm Group, Inc. (NYSE:TDG): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 991,399 shares with a market value of $90,405,677. This comprised 2.98% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 790,399 shares with a market value of $64,551,885. This comprised 1.71% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -201,000. About the company: TransDigm Group, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures aircraft components. The Company produces ignition systems and components, gear pumps, mechanical/electromechanical actuators and controls, NiCad batteries/chargers, power conditioning devices, hold-open rods and locking devices, engineered connectors and latches, cockpit security devices, and AC/DC electric motors.
  • Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 410,000 shares with a market value of $6,555,900. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 410,000. About the company: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. distributes residential and non-residential roofing materials in the United States and Canada. The Company also distributes other complementary building materials, including siding, windows, specialty lumber products, and waterproofing systems, for residential and non-residential building exteriors.
  • Flir Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 141,450 shares with a market value of $4,768,279. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 141,450 shares with a market value of $3,543,322. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imaging and broadcast camera systems for a variety of applications in the commercial and government markets. The Company makes products for condition monitoring, research and development, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, and surveillance and reconnaissance. Competitors to Watch: L-3 Communications Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:LLL), General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD), Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), Irvine Sensors Corporation (IRSN), Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT), Herley Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRLY), Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), Anaren, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANEN), and Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (AMEX:TIK).

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

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