A Big Fund’s $12 Billion Stock Allocation in Q3: CMCSA, CVS, UNP, TWX, CSX, CBS, DDS

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Dimensional Fund Management’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 690 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $12.881 billion.

  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 20,183,075 shares with a market value of $511,439,124. This comprised 0.6% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 20,081,595 shares with a market value of $420,106,969. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -101,480. About 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.
  • Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 11,880,700 shares with a market value of $446,476,728. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 12,044,162 shares with a market value of $404,563,403. This comprised 0.61% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 163,462. About Company: CVS Caremark Corporation is an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The Company’s offerings include pharmacy benefit management services; mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy; disease management programs; and retail clinics. The company operates drugstores throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 4,522,626 shares with a market value of $472,162,161. This comprised 0.55% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 4,376,334 shares with a market value of $357,415,190. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -146,292. About Company: Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offersslong-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.
  • Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 11,086,741 shares with a market value of $403,224,758. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 11,034,281 shares with a market value of $330,697,394. This comprised 0.5% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -52,460. About Company: Time Warner Inc. is a media and entertainment company. The Company’s businesses include cable television networks that provide programming, feature films, television and home video production and distribution, and magazine publishing.
  • Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 3,785,646 shares with a market value of $295,431,817. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 3,732,795 shares with a market value of $233,934,256. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -52,851. About Company: Time Warner Cable Inc. offers cable television subscription services. The Company also offers Internet access and voice over Internet protocol telephone services.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 3,649,926 shares with a market value of $273,488,956. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 3,612,796 shares with a market value of $220,452,814. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -37,130. About Company: Norfolk Southern Corporation provides rail transportation services. The Company transports raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. Norfolk Southern also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports
  • Csx Corp. (NYSE:CSX): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 10,719,187 shares with a market value of $281,057,076. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 10,666,550 shares with a market value of $199,144,489. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -52,637. About Company: CSX Corporation is an international freight transportation company. The Company provides rail, intermodal, domestic container-shipping, barging, and contract logistics services around the world. CSX’s rail transportation services are provided principally throughout the eastern United States.
  • Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE:DDS): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 4,205,245 shares with a market value of $219,261,472. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 4,211,015 shares with a market value of $183,094,930. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,770. About Company: Dillard’s, Inc. operates retail department stores located primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, and midwestern United States. The Company offers name-brand and private-label merchandise, including fashion apparel and home furnishings.
  • Cbs Corp Cl B (NYSE:CBS): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 7,167,214 shares with a market value of $204,193,925. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 7,098,884 shares with a market value of $144,675,250. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -68,330. About Company: CBS Corporation is a multimedia company that operates broadcasting, television production, and publishing businesses. The Company operates television and radio stations, produces and syndicates television programs, publishes books, provides online content as well as provides outdoor advertising.
  • Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 4,014,325 shares with a market value of $151,059,054. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Management reported holding 4,038,722 shares with a market value of $122,373,274. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 24,397. About Company: Carnival Corporation owns and operates cruise ships offering cruises to all major vacation destinations including North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Southern Europe, South America and Asia/Pacific. The Company, through a subsidiary also owns and operates hotels and lodges.

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

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