AQR Capital Increases Microsoft and Apple Stock Positions in Quarterly Release

AQR Capital is a Greenwich, Connecticut based fund with roughly $41 billion in assets. We have researched AQR Capital’s top holdings in the Technology sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 355 stocks in the Technology sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $2.063 billion.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 3,973,359 shares with a market value of $103,307,334. This comprised 0.76% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 4,572,882 shares with a market value of $113,819,030. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 599,523. About Company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products. The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software. Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 160,671 shares with a market value of $53,932,437. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 290,264 shares with a market value of $110,683,471. This comprised 0.9% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 129,593. 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.

At&t Inc. (NYSE:T): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 2,964,157 shares with a market value of $93,104,171. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 3,773,202 shares with a market value of $107,611,723. This comprised 0.87% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 809,045. About 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.

Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MSI): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 1,485,606 shares with a market value of $68,397,302. This comprised 0.5% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 1,710,846 shares with a market value of $71,684,450. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 225,240. About Company: Motorola Solutions, Inc. manufactures two-way radios and accessories; mobile computers; wireless network infrastructure; private radio systems; bar code scanning and radio frequency identification equipment, and public safety broadband equipment.

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 301,663 shares with a market value of $51,750,289. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 403,762 shares with a market value of $70,605,859. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 102,099. About Company: International Business Machines Corporation provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers.

Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBB): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 21,000 shares with a market value of $911,190. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 1,430,192 shares with a market value of $63,872,375. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,409,192. About Company: Blackboard Inc. provides electronic learning Internet infrastructure software. The company’s product line bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. The company licenses these products on a renewable basis. Blackboard Inc. serves in U.S. and international postsecondary education market and U.S. elementary and secondary market.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 1,753,465 shares with a market value of $65,281,501. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 1,634,073 shares with a market value of $60,133,885. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -119,392. About 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.

Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:VSEA): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 512,675 shares with a market value of $31,498,751. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 963,010 shares with a market value of $58,888,063. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 450,335. About Company: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The Company supplies ion implantation systems used to manufacture semiconductor chips.

Netlogic Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 1,210,906 shares with a market value of $58,268,795. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,210,906. About Company: Netlogic Microsystems Inc. is a semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high performance knowledge-based processors. The Company’s products are designed for a variety of advanced networking systems, such as routers, switches, access multiplexors and networked storage devices.

Western Digital Corp. (NYSE:WDC): On 06/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 1,195,193 shares with a market value of $43,481,123. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, AQR Capital reported holding 1,977,015 shares with a market value of $50,848,824. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 781,822. About Company: Western Digital Corporation designs and manufactures hard drives for desktop computers and home entertainment applications.

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

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