A $7.5 Billion Fund Most Favorite Third Quarter Stock Holdings

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Third Point’s top holdings for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 33 stocks at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $2.076 billion.

  • Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 48,000,000 shares with a market value of $632,160,004. This comprised 30.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 48,000,000. About Company: Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet media company that offers an online guide to Web navigation, aggregated information content, communication services, and commerce. The Company’s site includes a hierarchical, subject-based directory of Web sites, which enables users to locate and access information and services through hypertext links included in the directory.
  • Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,100,000 shares with a market value of $33,275,000. This comprised 1.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 5,250,000 shares with a market value of $127,785,001. This comprised 6.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,150,000. About Company: The Williams Companies, Inc. is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The Company’s operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard, and the province of Alberta in Canada.
  • El Paso Corp. (NYSE:EP): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 13,000,000 shares with a market value of $262,600,010. This comprised 9.96% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 7,000,000 shares with a market value of $122,359,997. This comprised 5.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -6,000,000. About Company: El Paso Corporation operates natural gas pipeline and storage facilities, transports natural gas, and imports liquefied natural gas. El Paso also explores for and produces natural gas. The Company has operations in the United States, Brazil, and Egypt.
  • Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE:SLE): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 6,650,000 shares with a market value of $126,283,498. This comprised 4.79% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 6,800,000 shares with a market value of $111,180,003. This comprised 5.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 150,000. About Company: Sara Lee Corporation manufactures and markets brand-name products for consumers throughout the world. The Company is focused primarily on the meats, baking, beverage and household products categories.
  • Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,850,000 shares with a market value of $83,786,502. This comprised 3.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,275,000 shares with a market value of $106,128,753. This comprised 5.11% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 425,000. About Company: Barrick Gold Corporation is an international gold company with operating mines and development projects in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, and Africa.
  • Hollyfrontier Corp (HFC): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 3,350,000 shares with a market value of $87,836,998. This comprised 4.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,350,000.
  • Cvr Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVI): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 6,300,000 shares with a market value of $155,106,005. This comprised 5.88% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 4,000,000 shares with a market value of $84,559,998. This comprised 4.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,300,000. About Company: CVR Energy, Inc. is an independent refiner and marketer of transportation fuels. The Company, also through a limited partnership produces ammonia and urea ammonia nitrate, or UAN, fertilizers.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,600,000 shares with a market value of $108,080,005. This comprised 4.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,100,000 shares with a market value of $75,713,002. This comprised 3.65% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -500,000. About Company: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures nutritional products for infants, children, and expectant and nursing mothers. The Company markets its products in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,825,000 shares with a market value of $52,906,750. This comprised 2.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,850,000 shares with a market value of $73,387,500. This comprised 3.54% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,025,000. About Company: Expedia, Inc. provides branded online travel services for leisure and small business travelers. The Company offers a wide range of travel shopping and reservation services, providing real-time access to schedule, pricing and availability information for airlines, hotels, and car rental companies.
  • Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 2,000,000 shares with a market value of $66,300,003. This comprised 2.51% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,900,000 shares with a market value of $66,177,003. This comprised 3.19% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -100,000. About Company: Big Lots, Inc. is a broadline closeout retailer that operates stores across the United States. The Company’s stores offer an assortment of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal products,furniture, housewares, toys, and gifts.

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

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