Barclays PLC’s Top 10 Third Quarter Stock Investments

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Barclays PLC’s top holdings for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 8027 stocks at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $28.323 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.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 1,752,451 shares with a market value of $588,245,251. This comprised 1.52% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 1,471,926 shares with a market value of $561,274,833. This comprised 1.98% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -280,525. 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.
  • 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.
  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 19,879,991 shares with a market value of $409,527,822. This comprised 1.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 21,797,402 shares with a market value of $385,378,074. This comprised 1.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,917,411. About Company: Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 17,256,026 shares with a market value of $448,656,676. This comprised 1.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 14,789,240 shares with a market value of $368,104,175. This comprised 1.3% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,466,786. 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.
  • Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): On 06/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 20,083,883 shares with a market value of $445,058,844. This comprised 1.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Barclays PLC reported holding 17,058,606 shares with a market value of $364,030,655. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,025,277. About Company: Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer components and related products. The Company’s major products include microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash memory products, graphics products, network and communications products, systems management software, conferencing products, and digital imaging products.

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

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