BlackRock Japan Invests Heavily in Apple, IBM and Microsoft in Quarterly Filing

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd.’s top holdings in the Technology sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 383 stocks in the Technology sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $4.068 billion.

  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 1,642,584 shares with a market value of $551,366,193. This comprised 2.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 1,712,956 shares with a market value of $653,184,394. This comprised 3.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 70,372. 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.
  • International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 1,803,000 shares with a market value of $309,304,656. This comprised 1.31% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 1,835,907 shares with a market value of $321,045,048. This comprised 1.55% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 32,907. 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.
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 12,122,395 shares with a market value of $315,182,270. This comprised 1.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 12,173,878 shares with a market value of $303,007,816. This comprised 1.46% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 51,483. 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.
  • At&t Inc. (NYSE:T): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 9,187,152 shares with a market value of $288,568,443. This comprised 1.22% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 8,717,564 shares with a market value of $248,624,929. This comprised 1.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -469,588. 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.
  • Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 380,800 shares with a market value of $192,829,506. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 459,199 shares with a market value of $236,505,843. This comprised 1.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 78,399. About Company: Google Inc. is a global technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. The Company offers a wide range of search options, including web, image, groups, directory, and news searches.
  • Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 9,137,195 shares with a market value of $202,480,240. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 10,285,566 shares with a market value of $219,493,980. This comprised 1.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,148,371. 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.
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 5,667,786 shares with a market value of $211,011,670. This comprised 0.89% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 5,428,474 shares with a market value of $199,767,839. This comprised 0.96% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -239,312. 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.
  • Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 7,573,775 shares with a market value of $249,252,934. This comprised 1.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 6,452,874 shares with a market value of $185,455,597. This comprised 0.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,120,901. About Company: Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise information management. The Company offers databases and relational servers, application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business applications. Oracle’s software runs on network computers, personal digital assistants, set-top devices, PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes, and massively parallel computers.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 2,560,458 shares with a market value of $145,408,412. This comprised 0.61% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 2,906,755 shares with a market value of $141,355,499. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 346,297. About Company: QUALCOMM, Inc. develops and manufactures digital wireless communications equipment. The Company licenses its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) intellectual property to other companies, and produces CDMA-based integrated circuits; equipment and software used to track workers and assets; software for wireless content enablement; and offers services to deliver multimedia content.
  • Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO): On 06/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 8,497,955 shares with a market value of $132,653,075. This comprised 0.56% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd. reported holding 8,026,773 shares with a market value of $124,414,982. This comprised 0.6% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -471,182. About Company: Cisco Systems, Inc. supplies data networking products for the Internet. The Company’s Internet Protocol-based networking solutions are installed at corporations, public institutions and telecommunication companies worldwide. The Company’s solutions transport data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world.

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

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