AllianceBernstein’s Top 10 Stock Positions in Latest 13F Release

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding AllianceBernstein’s top holdings for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 3007 stocks at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $86.22 billion.

  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 7,832,878 shares with a market value of $2,629,262,263. This comprised 2.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 6,537,798 shares with a market value of $2,492,993,181. This comprised 2.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,295,080. About Company: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers.
  • Jpmorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 63,262,605 shares with a market value of $2,589,970,962. This comprised 2.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 58,066,279 shares with a market value of $1,748,956,372. This comprised 2.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -5,196,326. About Company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking. The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance. JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals.
  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 28,677,604 shares with a market value of $1,907,634,122. This comprised 1.68% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 24,573,097 shares with a market value of $1,565,060,514. This comprised 1.82% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -4,104,507. 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.
  • Conocophillips (NYSE:COP): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 19,044,456 shares with a market value of $1,431,952,693. This comprised 1.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 20,903,476 shares with a market value of $1,323,608,094. This comprised 1.54% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,859,020. About Company: ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company which operates in several business segments. The Company explores for and produces petroleum, and refines, markets, supplies, and transports petroleum. ConocoPhillips also gathers and processes natural gas, and produces and distributes chemicals and plastics.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 64,464,542 shares with a market value of $1,633,531,504. This comprised 1.44% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 59,684,505 shares with a market value of $1,248,599,849. This comprised 1.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -4,780,037. 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.
  • Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 25,744,983 shares with a market value of $1,066,099,742. This comprised 0.94% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 30,661,762 shares with a market value of $1,189,676,342. This comprised 1.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,916,779. 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.
  • Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 2,595,389 shares with a market value of $1,314,253,094. This comprised 1.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 2,208,381 shares with a market value of $1,137,404,502. This comprised 1.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -387,008. About Company: Google Inc. is a global technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. The Company offers a wide range of search options, including web, image, groups, directory, and news searches.
  • Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 38,994,824 shares with a market value of $1,623,744,448. This comprised 1.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 42,813,414 shares with a market value of $1,096,879,703. This comprised 1.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,818,590. About Company: Citigroup Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company’s services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services.
  • Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 12,105,366 shares with a market value of $985,134,652. This comprised 0.87% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 13,351,717 shares with a market value of $969,735,169. This comprised 1.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,246,351. About Company: Exxon Mobil Corporation operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis. The Company’s operations include exploration and production of oil and gas, electric power generation, and coal and minerals operations. Exxon Mobil also manufactures and markets fuels, lubricants, and chemicals.
  • Wellpoint Inc. (NYSE:WLP): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 13,790,798 shares with a market value of $1,086,301,112. This comprised 0.96% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 14,626,607 shares with a market value of $954,824,887. This comprised 1.11% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 835,809. About Company: WellPoint Inc. is a health benefits company. The Company provides health benefits, dental and vision benefits, pharmacy benefits, life insurance, and life and disability insurance benefits. WellPoint operations include Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.

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

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