Blackrock’s Favorite Tech Stocks for Q3 2011

Following is information about BlackRock Advisors LLC’s top holdings in the Technology sector for the period ending September 30th, 2011.

  • Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 4,586,497 shares with a market value of $1,539,549,510. This comprised 1.59% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,542,271 shares with a market value of $1,732,058,811. This comprised 2.10% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -44,226. About the 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 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 6,492,450 shares with a market value of $1,113,779,817. This comprised 1.15% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 6,651,163 shares with a market value of $1,163,088,841. This comprised 1.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 158,713. About the 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 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.
  • Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 970,839 shares with a market value of $491,613,458. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 1,311,148 shares with a market value of $675,293,637. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 340,309. About the 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.
  • Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 13,958,473 shares with a market value of $792,701,694. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 13,320,199 shares with a market value of $647,761,292. This comprised 0.79% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -638,274. About the company: QUALCOMM, Inc. develops and manufactures digital wireless communications equipment. The Company licenses its Code Division Multiple Access 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.
  • Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 16,180,940 shares with a market value of $532,514,733. This comprised 0.55% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 18,872,907 shares with a market value of $542,407,343. This comprised 0.66% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,691,967. About the 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.
  • Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 16,082,858 shares with a market value of $356,396,131. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 16,733,962 shares with a market value of $357,102,752. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 651,104. About the 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.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 15,875,296 shares with a market value of $247,813,365. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 21,015,101 shares with a market value of $325,734,066. This comprised 0.40% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,139,805. About the 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.
  • Corning, Inc. (NYSE:GLW): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 20,982,046 shares with a market value of $380,824,127. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 24,882,074 shares with a market value of $307,542,426. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,900,028. About the company: Corning Incorporated is a global, technology-based company. The Company produces optical fiber, cable, and photonic components for the telecommunications industry, as well as manufactures glass panels, funnels, liquid crystal display glass and projection video lens assemblies for the information display industry.
  • Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 6,028,180 shares with a market value of $319,433,268. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 5,648,458 shares with a market value of $236,896,321. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -379,722. About the company: Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional instrumentation, medical technologies, industrial technologies, and tools and components.
  • Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 4,452,095 shares with a market value of $253,101,594. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 3,992,803 shares with a market value of $210,660,280. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -459,292. About the company: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. develops, markets and supports a range of software and hardware products and services for information technology security and offers its customers a network and gateway security solutions, data and endpoint security solutions and management solutions.
  • Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 3,719,831 shares with a market value of $125,135,113. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 5,988,851 shares with a market value of $199,368,855. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,269,020. About the company: Broadcom Corporation provides integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband digital data transmission of voice, data, and video content to the home and within the business enterprise. The Company designs, develops, and supplies integrated circuits for cable set-top boxes, cable modems, high-speed networking, direct satellite and digital broadcast, and digital subscriber line.

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

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