Davidson Kempner’s $142 Million Basic Materials Sector Holdings: VALE, GRA, PBR, EP, WMB, ARJ, RBY

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Davidson Kempner’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 15 stocks in the Basic Materials sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $142.446 million.

  • Vale S.a. (NYSE:VALE): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 2,100,000 shares with a market value of $47,879,998. This comprised 4.71% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,100,000. About Company: Vale SA produces and sells iron ore, pellets, manganese, alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. The Company is based in Brazil, where it owns and operates railroads and maritime terminals.
  • W.r. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 530,562 shares with a market value of $24,209,545. This comprised 0.99% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 725,118 shares with a market value of $24,146,429. This comprised 2.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 194,556. About Company: W.R. Grace & Co. supplies specialty chemical, construction, and container products. The Company’s customers include the food, consumer products, petroleum refinery, and construction industries. W.R. Grace’s businesses focus on catalysts and silica products, construction products, and container products.
  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (NYSE:IVN): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 1,606,169 shares with a market value of $40,636,074. This comprised 1.66% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 1,262,969 shares with a market value of $17,302,675. This comprised 1.7% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -343,200. About Company: Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. explores for and develops mineral and metal properties in Asia and Australia. The Company explores for gold and copper at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in southern Mongolia; and holds interests in companies that mine coal in Mongolia, molybdenum and rhenium in Australia, and gold at the Kyzyl Gold Project in Kazakhstan.
  • Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 650,000 shares with a market value of $14,592,500. This comprised 1.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 650,000. About Company: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras explores for and produces oil and natural gas. The Company refines, markets, and supplies oil products. Petrobras operates oil tankers, distribution pipelines, marine, river and lake terminals, thermal power plants, fertilizer plants, and petrochemical units. The Company operates in South America and elsewhere around the world.
  • El Paso Corp. (NYSE:EP): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 600,000 shares with a market value of $12,120,000. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 600,000 shares with a market value of $10,488,000. This comprised 1.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: El Paso Corporation operates natural gas pipeline and storage facilities, transports natural gas, and imports liquefied natural gas. El Paso also explores for and produces natural gas. The Company has operations in the United States, Brazil, and Egypt.
  • Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (AMEX:ANV): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 280,327 shares with a market value of $9,915,166. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 167,212 shares with a market value of $5,987,862. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -113,115. About Company: Allied Nevada Gold Corporation evaluates, acquires, explores, and advances gold exploration and potential development projects. The Company’s holdings include projects in Nevada, California, Idaho and Colorado in the United States, as well as Bolivia, Mexico, Indonesia and Australia.
  • Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 266,244 shares with a market value of $8,053,881. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 206,244 shares with a market value of $5,019,979. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -60,000. About Company: The Williams Companies, Inc. is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The Company’s operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard, and the province of Alberta in Canada.
  • Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 199,263 shares with a market value of $12,876,376. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 104,873 shares with a market value of $4,629,094. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -94,390. About Company: Ashland Inc. is a diversified chemical company. The Company provides products and services to a range of businesses, such as adhesives and sealants, building and construction, merchant marine, metal casting, mining, transportation, water and wastewater treatment industries, and others.
  • Arch Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:ARJ): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 89,935 shares with a market value of $4,219,750. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 89,935. About Company: Arch Chemicals, Inc. manufactures specialty chemicals and provides value-added products and services to various industries. The Company produces microelectronic chemicals, water chemicals, and performance chemicals.
  • Rubicon Minerals Corporation (AMEX:RBY): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 322,800 shares with a market value of $1,136,256. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 1,222,800 shares with a market value of $4,206,432. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 900,000. About Company: Rubicon Minerals Corporation is a mineral exploration company. The Company explores for gold deposits in the Red Lake gold camp of Canada, as well as Nevada and Alaska.

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

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