AllianceBernstein 13F Release: Reduces Amazon.com and Starbucks Stakes, Ups Disney Share Position

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding AllianceBernstein’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 572 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $14.534 billion.

  • 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.
  • Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 3,701,375 shares with a market value of $756,894,194. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 3,363,651 shares with a market value of $727,322,241. This comprised 0.84% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -337,724. About Company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 34,604,663 shares with a market value of $858,195,616. This comprised 0.76% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 31,549,411 shares with a market value of $692,825,037. This comprised 0.8% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,055,252. About Company: The Kroger Co. operates supermarkets and convenience stores in the United States. The Company also manufactures and processes some of the foods that its supermarkets sell.
  • United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 11,491,912 shares with a market value of $838,105,146. This comprised 0.74% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 10,424,121 shares with a market value of $658,283,257. This comprised 0.76% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,067,791. About Company: United Parcel Service, Inc.(NYSE:UPS) delivers packages and documents throughout the United States and in other countries and territories. The Company also provides global supply chain services and less-than-truckload transportation, primarily in the U.S. UPS’s business consists of integrated air and ground pick-up and delivery network
  • Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 10,871,627 shares with a market value of $848,421,781. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 9,743,504 shares with a market value of $610,625,378. This comprised 0.71% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,128,123. About Company: Time Warner Cable Inc. offers cable television subscription services. The Company also offers Internet access and voice over Internet protocol telephone services.
  • Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 17,134,827 shares with a market value of $668,943,662. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 19,135,848 shares with a market value of $577,137,173. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,001,021. About 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.
  • Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 14,132,535 shares with a market value of $558,093,831. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 12,121,689 shares with a market value of $452,017,794. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,010,846. About Company: Starbucks Corporation retails, roasts, and provides its own brand of specialty coffee. The Company operates retail locations worldwide and sells whole bean coffees through its sales group, direct response business, supermarkets, and on the World Wide Web. Starbucks also produces and sells bottled coffee drinks and a line of ice creams.
  • Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 38,714,663 shares with a market value of $902,438,774. This comprised 0.79% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 22,979,156 shares with a market value of $444,416,881. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -15,735,507. About Company: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that distributes building materials and supplies through stores in the United States. The Company offers a complete line of products and services for home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and property maintenance.
  • Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 9,970,430 shares with a market value of $602,413,362. This comprised 0.53% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 8,361,543 shares with a market value of $440,486,088. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,608,887. About Company: Accenture PLC provides management and technology consulting services and solutions. The Company delivers a range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries on a worldwide basis. Accenture’s network of businesses provides consulting, technology, outsourcing, and alliances.
  • Limited Brands Inc. (NYSE:LTD): On 06/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 12,841,993 shares with a market value of $493,774,641. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AllianceBernstein reported holding 10,985,204 shares with a market value of $423,040,188. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,856,789. About Company: Limited Brands, Inc. owns and operates specialty stores throughout the United States. The Company, through its retail stores, offer a wide range of products, including women’s apparel, women’s lingerie, beauty products and accessories, personal care, and home fragrance products. The Company’s stores also offer products via the Internet.

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

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