Adage Capital’s Favorite Q3 Services Stocks

Following is information regarding Adage Capital Partners’ top holdings in the Healthcare sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011:

  • AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 10,129,858 shares with a market value of $318,178,838. This comprised 1.20% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 8,343,258 shares with a market value of $237,949,722. This comprised 1.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,786,600. About the company: AT&T Inc. is a communications holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides local and long-distance phone service, wireless and data communications, Internet access and messaging, IP-based and satellite television, security services, telecommunications equipment, and directory advertising and publishing.
  • The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 3,807,500 shares with a market value of $200,007,970. This comprised 0.76% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 2,950,600 shares with a market value of $163,669,786. This comprised 0.78% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -856,900. About the company: The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States and worldwide. The Company operates off-price retail concepts in the U.S., Canada and Europe that offer a wide range of brand name and designer merchandise.
  • Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 3,993,298 shares with a market value of $148,670,483. This comprised 0.56% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 4,163,498 shares with a market value of $153,216,723. This comprised 0.73% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 170,200. About the company: Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 2,701,905 shares with a market value of $143,579,230. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 2,411,405 shares with a market value of $125,151,923. This comprised 0.60% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -290,500. 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.
  • McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 1,469,321 shares with a market value of $123,893,146. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 1,422,621 shares with a market value of $124,934,576. This comprised 0.60% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -46,700. About the company: McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world.
  • The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 1,724,796 shares with a market value of $76,736,177. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 2,304,796 shares with a market value of $107,242,155. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 580,000. About the company: The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. retails value-priced apparel and accessories for newborn to 12 year old children. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, and sells its products under The Children’s Place brand name. The Children’s Place operates stores primarily located in regional shopping malls in the eastern half of the United States.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 5,523,870 shares with a market value of $139,974,867. This comprised 0.53% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 4,572,470 shares with a market value of $95,656,073. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -951,400. 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.
  • American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 2,713,335 shares with a market value of $141,988,826. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 1,635,435 shares with a market value of $87,986,402. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,077,900. About the company: American Tower Corporation owns, operates, and develops wireless communications and broadcast towers in the United States. The Company leases antennae sites on multi-tenant towers for a diverse range of wireless communications industries, including personal communications services, paging, and cellular. American Tower also offers a variety of network development services.
  • The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 2,559,196 shares with a market value of $92,694,082. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 2,638,396 shares with a market value of $86,724,074. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 79,200. About the company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico.
  • Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 2,694,912 shares with a market value of $105,209,367. This comprised 0.40% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 2,405,912 shares with a market value of $72,562,306. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -289,000. About the company: The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, conducts operations in media networks, studio entertainment, theme parks and resorts, consumer products, and Internet and direct marketing. The Company produces motion pictures, television programs, and musical recordings, as well as publishes books and magazines. Disney also operates ABC radio and television and theme parks.

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

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