Adage Capital Lowers Potash and CF Industries Stakes, Ups LyondellBasell Holding

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

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 3,909,646 shares with a market value of $150,599,566. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 5,689,003 shares with a market value of $138,982,345. This comprised 0.66% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,779,357. About the company: LyondellBasell Industries NV is a manufacturing company. The Company produces chemicals, fuels, and polymers used for packaging, clean fuels, durable textiles, medical applications, construction materials, and automotive parts. LyondellBasell Industries operates globally and is headquartered in the Netherlands.
  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 1,295,141 shares with a market value of $183,482,623. This comprised 0.69% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 1,097,762 shares with a market value of $135,452,853. This comprised 0.65% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -197,379. About the company: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products in North America. The Company’s principal products in the nitrogen segment are ammonia, urea and urea ammonium nitrate solution and its principal products in the phosphate segment are diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and granular muriate of potash.
  • Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE:POT): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 2,346,818 shares with a market value of $133,745,162. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 2,022,818 shares with a market value of $87,426,196. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -324,000. About the company: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. produces potash, phosphate, and nitrogen to the agricultural and industrial industries worldwide. The Company conducts operations in Canada, Chile, the United States, Brazil, and Trinidad.
  • Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 633,744 shares with a market value of $54,546,346. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 1,121,874 shares with a market value of $74,918,744. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 488,130. About the company: Compass Minerals International, Inc. produces highway deicing salt in North America and the United Kingdom. The Company also produces general trade salt and sulfate of potash. Compass Minerals sells its highway deicing salt primarily to state, provincial, county, and municipal highway departments for deicing applications.
  • Airgas, Inc. (NYSE:ARG): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 1,234,774 shares with a market value of $86,483,572. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 1,126,676 shares with a market value of $71,904,462. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -108,098. About the company: Airgas, Inc. distributes industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related equipment. The Company also produces and distributes liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice in the United States. Airgas’ integrated distribution network consists of branch locations, distribution centers, and outbound telemarketing operations.
  • Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 89,896 shares with a market value of $4,425,580. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 2,082,826 shares with a market value of $66,400,491. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,992,930. About the company: Carlisle Companies Incorporated manufactures and distributes construction materials, transportation products, and general industry products. The Company manufactures a variety of products for the roofing, real estate, construction, trucking, food-service, aircraft manufacturing, lawn and garden, and other industries.
  • Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 980,989 shares with a market value of $48,706,105. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 1,835,989 shares with a market value of $62,441,983. This comprised 0.30% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 855,000. About the company: Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. distributes and processes steel and aluminum. The Company’s products include carbon, alloy, stainless and specialty steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. Reliance operates processing and distribution centers throughout the United States. Reliance Steel & Aluminum operates in Spain.
  • Nalco Holding Co. (NYSE:NLC): On 6/30/11 Adage Capital Partners reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Adage Capital Partners held 1,782,600 shares with a market value of $62,355,347. This comprised 0.30% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,782,600. About the company: Nalco Holding Co. provides integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications. The Company’s products and services are used in water treatment applications to prevent corrosion, contamination and the buildup of harmful deposits, or in production processes to enhance process efficiency.

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

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