Bridgewater and Ray Dalio’s Favorite Basic Materials Stocks in Q3

Following is information regarding Bridgewater Associates’ top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011.

  • Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 323,142 shares with a market value of $32,983,104. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 482,676 shares with a market value of $33,077,786. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 159,534. About the company: Eastman Chemical Company is an international chemical company which produces chemicals, fibers, and plastics. The Company’s operations include coatings, adhesives, specialty polymers, and Inks, fibers, performance chemicals and intermediates, performance polymers, and specialty plastics.
  • The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 915,395 shares with a market value of $32,954,220. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 1,073,789 shares with a market value of $24,117,300. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 158,394. About the company: The Dow Chemical Company is a diversified chemical company that provides chemical, plastic, and agricultural products and services to various essential consumer markets. The Company serves customers in countries around the world in markets such as food, transportation,health and medicine, personal care, and construction.
  • Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLF): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 168,540 shares with a market value of $15,581,522. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 460,219 shares with a market value of $23,549,405. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 291,679. About the company: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is a diversified mining and natural resources company. The Company mines for iron ore and coal in locations across North America, South America, and Australia.
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. (NYSE:FCX): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 218,500 shares with a market value of $11,558,650. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 639,600 shares with a market value of $19,475,820. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 421,100. About the company: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., through its subsidiary, is a copper, gold and molybdenum mining company. The Company primarily mines for copper and owns mining interests in Chile and Indonesia. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold also, through a subsidiary, is involved in smelting and refining of copper concentrates.
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 385,008 shares with a market value of $34,550,617. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 285,594 shares with a market value of $18,029,550. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -99,414. About the company: Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures motion control products, including fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components. The Company also produces fluid purification, fluid flow, process instrumentation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electromagnetic shielding and thermal management products.
  • Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 1,820,800 shares with a market value of $28,877,887. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 1,858,682 shares with a market value of $17,787,586. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 37,882. About the company: Alcoa Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and participates in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. The Company serves customers worldwide primarily in the transportation, packaging, building, and industrial markets with both fabricated and finished products.
  • Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 346,033 shares with a market value of $9,225,240. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 1,166,475 shares with a market value of $17,007,205. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 820,442. About the company: Arch Coal, Inc. mines, processes, and markets low sulfur coal from surface, underground, and auger mines located in the western United States and in the central Appalachian region. The Company markets its coal primarily to electric utilities.
  • EI duPont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE:DD): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 129,000 shares with a market value of $6,972,450. This comprised 0.10% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 412,600 shares with a market value of $16,491,623. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 283,600. About the company: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a global chemical and life sciences company, with businesses that include agriculture and industrial biotechnology, chemistry, biology, materials science and manufacturing. The Company operates globally and offers a wide range of products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications.
  • Albermarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 394,195 shares with a market value of $15,925,479. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 394,195. About the company: Albemarle Corporation produces specialty and fine chemicals. The Company’s chemicals are additives to or intermediates for plastics, polymers and elastomers, cleaning products, agricultural compounds, pharmaceuticals, photographic chemicals, drilling compounds, and biocides. Albemarle produces the majority of its products in the United States.

(Note: Data regarding Bridgewater Associates’ stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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