Barclays PLC’s $10 Billion Investment in These Stocks in Third Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Barclays PLC’s top holdings in the Financial sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 1805 stocks in the Financial sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $10.027 billion.

  • Spdr S&p 500 (NYSE:SPY): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 10,618,164 shares with a market value of $1,401,279,116. This comprised 3.62% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 10,110,148 shares with a market value of $1,143,963,262. This comprised 4.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -508,016. About Company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  • Ipath S&p 500 Vix Short-term Futures Etn (NYSE:VXX): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 22,223,993 shares with a market value of $469,815,198. This comprised 1.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 18,254,384 shares with a market value of $974,236,455. This comprised 3.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,969,609. About Company: iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN is an exchange-traded note issued in the USA. The Note will provide investors with a cash payment at the scheduled maturity or early redemption based on the performance of the underlying index, the S&P 500 Short-Term VIX Futures TR Index.
  • Ishares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 2,810,836 shares with a market value of $232,737,229. This comprised 0.6% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 7,726,716 shares with a market value of $496,827,862. This comprised 1.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,915,880. About Company: iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Russell 2000 Index Fund. The Index measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market. The Fund uses a Representative Sampling strategy to try to track the Index.
  • Blackrock Inc. (NYSE:BLK): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 3,031,516 shares with a market value of $581,475,077. This comprised 1.5% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 3,031,651 shares with a market value of $448,714,648. This comprised 1.58% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 135. About Company: BlackRock, Inc. provides diversified investment management services to institutional clients and to retail investors through various investment vehicles. The Company offers the BlackRock Funds and Blackrock Liquidity Funds, and also provides risk management services to fixed income institutional investors.
  • Spdr Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 4,312,452 shares with a market value of $629,617,992. This comprised 1.63% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 2,681,769 shares with a market value of $423,880,402. This comprised 1.5% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,630,683. About Company: SPDR Gold Trust is an investment fund incorporated in the USA. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust’s expenses. The Trust holds gold and is expected from time to time to issue Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and to distribute gold in connection with redemptions of Baskets.
  • Ipath S&p 500 Vix Mid-term Futures Etn (NYSE:VXZ): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 1,116,422 shares with a market value of $56,234,175. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 5,153,800 shares with a market value of $377,258,144. This comprised 1.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,037,378. About Company: iPATH S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN is an exchange-traded note issued in the USA. The Note will provide investors with a cash payment at the scheduled maturity or early redemption based on the performance of its underlying index, the S&P 500 Mid-Term VIX Futures TR Index.
  • Financial Select Sector Spdr (NYSE:XLF): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 5,793,443 shares with a market value of $88,929,352. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 30,259,887 shares with a market value of $357,369,278. This comprised 1.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 24,466,444. About Company: Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond to the performance of The Financial Select Sector. The Index includes financial services firms whose business’ range from investment management to commercial & business banking.
  • Ishares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (NYSE:TLT): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 237,492 shares with a market value of $22,347,997. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 2,328,313 shares with a market value of $281,260,218. This comprised 0.99% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,090,821. About Company: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Barclays Capital 20+ Year Treasury Index. The Fund invests 95% of its assets in US Government bonds.
  • Ishares Msci Emerging Markets Index (NYSE:EEM): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 4,536,895 shares with a market value of $215,956,195. This comprised 0.56% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 7,218,520 shares with a market value of $253,370,041. This comprised 0.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,681,625. About Company: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI TR Emerging Markets Index. The Fund will concentrate its investments in a particular industry or geographic region to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.
  • Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 11,949,234 shares with a market value of $497,566,096. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 9,767,616 shares with a market value of $250,246,330. This comprised 0.88% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,181,618. 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.

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

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