BlackRock Fund Advisors’ Top 3 Retail Stock Investments in Q3: MCD, WMT, AMZN

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding BlackRock Fund Advisors’ top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 707 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $24.007 billion.

  • Mcdonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 9,476,097 shares with a market value of $799,024,496. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 9,648,353 shares with a market value of $847,318,358. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 172,256. About Company: McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world.
  • Wal-mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 13,169,436 shares with a market value of $699,823,821. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 12,912,368 shares with a market value of $670,151,919. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -257,068. About Company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.
  • Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 2,693,115 shares with a market value of $550,715,101. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 2,831,266 shares with a market value of $612,204,635. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 138,151. 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.
  • United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 7,021,606 shares with a market value of $512,085,728. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 6,905,131 shares with a market value of $436,059,033. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -116,475. 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
  • The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 12,740,107 shares with a market value of $461,446,691. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 12,998,803 shares with a market value of $427,270,641. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 258,696. About Company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 19,440,098 shares with a market value of $492,612,086. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 19,400,837 shares with a market value of $405,865,512. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -39,261. 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.
  • Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 12,836,913 shares with a market value of $501,153,095. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 12,700,702 shares with a market value of $383,053,170. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -136,211. 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.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE:V): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 3,759,451 shares with a market value of $316,771,349. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 3,905,708 shares with a market value of $334,797,295. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 146,257. About Company: Visa Inc. operates a retail electronic payments network and manages global financial services. The Company also offers global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.
  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 4,205,996 shares with a market value of $439,105,989. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 3,913,003 shares with a market value of $319,574,948. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -292,993. About Company: Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offers long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.
  • Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 9,154,167 shares with a market value of $344,013,613. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Fund Advisors reported holding 9,092,229 shares with a market value of $305,407,973. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -61,938. About Company: CVS Caremark Corporation is an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The Company’s offerings include pharmacy benefit management services; mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy; disease management programs; and retail clinics. The company operates drugstores throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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

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