AllianceBernstein’s Top Stocks in the Utilities Sector

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding AllianceBernstein’s top holdings in the Utilities sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 98 stocks in the Utilities sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $2.393 billion.

  • Dte Energy Co. (NYSE:DTE): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 7,517,304 shares with a market value of $376,015,550. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 7,545,257 shares with a market value of $369,868,502. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 27,953. About Company: DTE Energy Company, a diversified energy company, develops and manages energy-related businesses and services nationwide. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, purchases, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in southeastern Michigan. DTE is also involved in gas pipelines and storage, unconventional gas exploration, development, and production.
  • Nv Energy Inc. (NYSE:NVE): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 5,813,656 shares with a market value of $89,239,622. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 16,217,054 shares with a market value of $238,552,865. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,403,398. About Company: NV Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy throughout Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area of California. The Company provides natural gas services in the Reno Sparks area of Nevada.
  • Cms Energy Corp. (NYSE:CMS): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 7,983,079 shares with a market value of $157,186,830. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 11,448,812 shares with a market value of $226,572,000. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,465,733. About Company: CMS Energy Corporation is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company, through its subsidiaries provides electricity and/or natural gas to its customers in Michigan. CMS Energy also invests in and operates non-utility power generation plants in the United States and abroad.
  • Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 1,480,539 shares with a market value of $49,227,922. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 3,066,444 shares with a market value of $99,506,110. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,585,905. About Company: Atmos Energy Corporation distributes natural gas to utility customers in several states. The Company’s non-utility operations span various states and provide natural gas marketing and procurement services to large customers. Atmos Energy also manages company-owned natural gas storage and pipeline assets, including an intrastate natural gas pipeline in Texas.
  • Southern Company (NYSE:SO): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 1,791,434 shares with a market value of $72,338,107. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 2,006,171 shares with a market value of $85,001,463. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 214,737. About Company: Southern Company is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States. The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions.
  • Ugi Corp. (NYSE:UGI): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 4,163,503 shares with a market value of $132,774,108. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 2,748,050 shares with a market value of $72,191,275. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,415,453. About Company: UGI Corporation distributes and markets energy products and services. The Company is a domestic and international distributor of propane. UGI also distributes and markets natural gas and electricity, and sells related products and services in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.
  • Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 1,202,184 shares with a market value of $51,501,563. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 1,564,286 shares with a market value of $66,654,227. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 362,102. About Company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE:AEP): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 1,178,632 shares with a market value of $44,410,854. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 1,703,415 shares with a market value of $64,763,839. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 524,783. About Company: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(NYSE:AEP)is a public utility holding company. The Company provides electric service, consisting of generation, transmission and distribution, on an integrated basis to their retail customers. AEP serves portions of the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Nisource Inc. (NYSE:NI): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 3,763,617 shares with a market value of $76,213,244. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 2,925,934 shares with a market value of $62,556,466. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -837,683. About Company: NiSource Inc. is an energy holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries provide natural gas, electricity and other products and services to customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England.
  • Teco Energy Inc. (NYSE:TE): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 2,530,892 shares with a market value of $47,808,548. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 3,650,686 shares with a market value of $62,536,248. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,119,794. About Company: TECO Energy, Inc. is a diversified, energy-related utility holding company. The Company, through various subsidiaries, provides retail electric service to customers in west central Florida, as well as purchases, distributes, and markets natural gas for residential, commercial, industrial, and electric power generation customers. Teco also has coal operations.

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

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