BMO Financial Corp.’s Utilities Share Position Changes: TRP, TAC, AES, POR, NRG, AEP, SO, NEE, CMS, EXC

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding BMO Financial Corp.’s top holdings in the Utilities sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 76 stocks in the Utilities sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $1.443 billion.

  • Transcanada Corp. (NYSE:TRP): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 21,028,719 shares with a market value of $921,899,044. This comprised 1.71% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 20,827,882 shares with a market value of $843,320,977. This comprised 1.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -200,837. About Company: TransCanada Corporation is the parent company of TransCanada PipeLines Limited. The Company is focused on natural gas transmission and power services. TransCanada’s network of pipeline transports the majority of Western Canada’s natural gas production to markets in Canada and the United States. The Company also has interests in power plants in Canada and the United States.
  • Transalta Corp. (NYSE:TAC): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 7,268,080 shares with a market value of $155,246,193. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 4,910,866 shares with a market value of $106,909,555. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,357,214. About Company: TransAlta Corporation is a non-regulated electric generation and marketing company with its growth focused in developing coal and gas-fired generation. The Company is currently focused on Australia, Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
  • The Aes Corporation (NYSE:AES): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 742,691 shares with a market value of $9,461,883. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 7,757,257 shares with a market value of $75,710,830. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,014,566. About Company: The AES Corporation acquires, develops, owns, and operates generation plants and distribution businesses in several countries. The Company sells electricity under long term contracts and serves customers under its regulated utility businesses. AES also also mines coal, turns seawater into drinking water, and develops alternative sources of energy.
  • Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 1,723,903 shares with a market value of $43,580,269. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 1,834,374 shares with a market value of $43,456,321. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 110,471. About Company: Portland General Electric Company is an electric utility involved in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Oregon. The Company also participates in the wholesale market by purchasing and selling electricity and natural gas to utilities and energy marketers.
  • Nrg Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 913,111 shares with a market value of $22,444,268. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 1,998,244 shares with a market value of $42,382,753. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,085,133. About Company: NRG Energy, Inc. owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power-generating facilities, primarily in the United States. The Company’s operations include energy production and cogeneration facilities, thermal energy production, and energy resource recovery facilities.
  • American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE:AEP): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 158,253 shares with a market value of $5,962,973. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 976,279 shares with a market value of $37,118,128. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 818,026. About Company: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(NYSE:AEP)is a public utility holding company. The Company provides electric service, consisting of generation, transmission and distribution, on an integrated basis to their retail customers. AEP serves portions of the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Nextera Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 764,745 shares with a market value of $43,942,247. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 606,568 shares with a market value of $32,766,804. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -158,177. About Company: NextEra Energy, Inc. is a clean energy company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy utilizing natural gas, wind and nuclear resources.
  • Southern Company (NYSE:SO): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 511,117 shares with a market value of $20,638,905. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 516,913 shares with a market value of $21,901,603. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,796. About Company: Southern Company is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States. The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions.
  • Cms Energy Corp. (NYSE:CMS): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 585,125 shares with a market value of $11,521,112. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 1,028,905 shares with a market value of $20,362,031. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 443,780. About Company: CMS Energy Corporation is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company, through its subsidiaries provides electricity and/or natural gas to its customers in Michigan. CMS Energy also invests in and operates non-utility power generation plants in the United States and abroad.
  • Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC): On 06/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 286,476 shares with a market value of $12,272,632. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, BMO Financial Corp. reported holding 380,702 shares with a market value of $16,221,712. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 94,226. About Company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

(Note: Data regarding BMO Financial Corp.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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