BlackRock Advisors’ Top Third Quarter Stock Holdings

As the Dow Jones is trading at 11,934 and the S&P 500 Index is trading at 1,246, here is information about a batch of BlackRock Advisors LLC’s top holdings for the period ending September 30th, 2011:

  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 39,944,938 shares with a market value of $1,038,568,388. This comprised 1.07% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 41,877,978 shares with a market value of $1,042,342,847. This comprised 1.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,933,040. About the 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.
  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 13,990,412 shares with a market value of $930,642,159. This comprised 0.96% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 16,325,544 shares with a market value of $1,039,773,875. This comprised 1.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,335,132. About the company: Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets.  The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetominophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world. Here are competitors Hedge Funds may be watching:  Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK), Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT), Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX), and Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN).
  • AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 28,375,894 shares with a market value of $891,286,826. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 28,890,099 shares with a market value of $823,945,637. This comprised 1.00% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 514,205. About the 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. Here are competitors Hedge Funds may be watching:  Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S), CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL), General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA), Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY), MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:PAET), and Frontier Communications Corp (NYSE:FTR).
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 22,072,473 shares with a market value of $903,647,014. This comprised 0.93% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 26,873,530 shares with a market value of $809,430,746. This comprised 0.98% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,801,057. About the company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking.  The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance.  JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals. Here are competitors Hedge Funds may be watching:  Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI), UBS AG (NYSE:UBS), and KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY).
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 13,204,845 shares with a market value of $839,431,993. This comprised 0.87% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 12,613,242 shares with a market value of $796,904,633. This comprised 0.97% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -591,603. About the company: The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world.  The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments.  Procter & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores and neighborhood stores. Here are competitors Hedge Funds may be watching:  Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL), The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NASDAQ:TEVA), CCA Industries, Inc. (AMEX:CAW), and Zep, Inc. (NYSE:ZEP).

(Note: Data about the fund’s holdings are sourced from publicly available SEC filings.  Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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