A Pension Fund’s Largest Healthcare Share Holdings: JNJ, UNH, MRK, AMGN, NVS, BMY, PFE, COV

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky’s top holdings in the Healthcare sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 156 stocks in the Healthcare sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $760.477 million.

  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 950,854 shares with a market value of $60,559,890. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. About Company: Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetaminophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world.
  • Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 1,213,774 shares with a market value of $55,979,256. This comprised 0.85% of the total portfolio. About Company: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated owns and manages organized health systems in the United States and internationally. The Company provides employers products and resources to plan and administer employee benefit programs. UnitedHealth also serves the health needs of older Americans, provides specialized care services, and provides health care information and research to providers and payers.
  • Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 1,409,762 shares with a market value of $46,099,218. This comprised 0.7% of the total portfolio. About Company: Merck & Co., Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of human and animal health products. Merck’s products include a treatment for elevated cholesterol, a treatment for male pattern hair loss, a preventive treatment for osteoporosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis.
  • Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 789,200 shares with a market value of $43,374,431. This comprised 0.66% of the total portfolio. About Company: Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on cellular and molecular biology. The Company focuses its research on secreted protein and small molecule therapeutics, with particular emphasis on neuroscience and cancer. Amgen concentrates on the areas of hematology, cancer, infectious disease, endocrinology, neurobiology, and inflammation.
  • Novartis Ag (NYSE:NVS): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 758,000 shares with a market value of $42,273,660. This comprised 0.64% of the total portfolio. About Company: Novartis AG manufactures pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products. The Company produces pharmaceuticals for cardiovascular, respiratory and infectious diseases; oncology, neuroscience, transplantation, dermatology, gastrointestinal and urinary conditions, and arthritis; vaccines and diagnostics; vision, and animal health products.
  • Bristol-myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 1,230,399 shares with a market value of $38,609,920. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. About Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutritional products. The Company’s products and experimental therapies address cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, organ transplant rejection and psychiatric disorders.
  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 1,931,177 shares with a market value of $34,143,210. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. About Company: Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines.
  • Covidien Plc (NYSE:COV): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 647,200 shares with a market value of $28,541,519. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. About Company: Covidien PLC is a global healthcare products company. The Company develops, manufactures and distributes a diverse range of medical devices and supplies, diagnostics imaging agents, pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NASDAQ:TEVA): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 658,200 shares with a market value of $24,498,205. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. About Company: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded human pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Company produces antibiotics, oncological products, Alpha D3 for treatment of post-menopausal bone loss in women and Copaxone for treatment of multiple sclerosis. Teva develops novel drugs for diseases of the central nervous system.
  • Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 558,611 shares with a market value of $21,674,106. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio.  About Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes therapeutics to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. The Company’s primary arees of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver disease and serious cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.

(Note: Data regarding Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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