Blum Capital’s $647 Million Services Stock Portfolio: ESI, CECO, SBAC, PSS, MGI, AAP, PRGX

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Blum Capital Partners’ top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 7 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $647.837 million.

  • Itt Educational Services Inc. (NYSE:ESI): On 06/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 4,145,538 shares with a market value of $324,346,884. This comprised 17.36% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 4,145,538 shares with a market value of $238,700,086. This comprised 18.71% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs in the United States. The Company’s institutes offer associate, bachelor, and master degree programs, as well as non-degree diploma programs.
  • Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO): On 06/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 15,950,599 shares with a market value of $337,355,163. This comprised 18.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 15,950,599 shares with a market value of $208,155,320. This comprised 16.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: Career Education Corporation provides private, for-profit postsecondary education in the United States and Canada. The Company’s schools offer a variety of bachelor’s degree, associate degree, and non-degree programs, with a core curricula of information technologies, visual communication and design technologies, business studies, and culinary arts.
  • Sba Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:SBAC): On 06/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 2,164,516 shares with a market value of $82,662,863. This comprised 4.42% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 2,164,516 shares with a market value of $74,632,511. This comprised 5.85% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications infrastructure in the United States. The Company offers both site leasing and site development services. SBA leases antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. The Company also offers site development consulting and construction.
  • Collective Brands Inc. (NYSE:PSS): On 06/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 3,633,739 shares with a market value of $53,379,624. This comprised 2.86% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 3,633,739 shares with a market value of $47,093,258. This comprised 3.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: Collective Brands, Inc. retails footwear and related accessories. The Company, through its various retail stores, offers a wide range of branded footwear products.
  • Moneygram International Inc. (NYSE:MGI): On 06/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 17,195,362 shares with a market value of $57,088,601. This comprised 3.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 17,195,362 shares with a market value of $40,065,192. This comprised 3.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: MoneyGram International, Inc. provides payment services to consumers and businesses through a network of agents and its financial institution customers. The Company enables consumers to make payments and to transfer money around the world.
  • Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE:AAP): On 06/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 395,000 shares with a market value of $22,949,499. This comprised 1.8% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 395,000. About Company: Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a retailer of auto parts and accessories. The Company operates stores in various states, primarily located in the northeastern, southeastern, and midwestern regions of the United States, and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
  • Prgx Global Inc. (NASDAQ:PRGX): On 06/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 3,440,974 shares with a market value of $24,602,964. This comprised 1.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Blum Capital Partners reported holding 3,440,974 shares with a market value of $16,241,397. This comprised 1.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: PRGX Global, Inc. provides recovery audit services to clients by auditing data for errors and overpayments, analyzing data for trends, and client advisory on improving financial performance. The company’s services include spend analytics, fraud monitoring, permission-based benchmarking, and analytic solutions.

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

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