Davidson Kempner’s Top 10 Quarterly Stock Positions: CEPH, ECL, TYC, DMND, PFE, DTG, MET

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Davidson Kempner’s top holdings for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 73 stocks at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $1.016 billion.

  • Cephalon Inc. (NASDAQ:CEPH): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 2,559,848 shares with a market value of $204,531,859. This comprised 8.34% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 2,774,963 shares with a market value of $223,939,506. This comprised 22.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 215,115. About Company: Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and markets biopharmaceutical products to treat neurological disorders, pain, and cancer. The Company’s products include a product that treats excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy.
  • Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL): 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 $102,668,999. This comprised 10.1% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,100,000. About Company: Ecolab Inc. develops and markets products and services for the hospitality, institutional, and industrial markets. The Company provides cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, and maintenance products, systems, and services. Ecolab provides its services to hotels and restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, light industry, and other customers located worldwide.
  • Bj’s Wholesale Club Inc. (NYSE:BJ): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 815,000 shares with a market value of $41,035,249. This comprised 1.67% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 1,803,162 shares with a market value of $92,394,024. This comprised 9.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 988,162. About Company: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. operates a wholesale club chain in the eastern United States. The Company offers its members a wide range of merchandise, including grocery items and general merchandise. BJ’s also offers a number of specialty services such as travel services, a muffler and brake service, fast food service, and one-hour photo service.
  • 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.
  • Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 2,104,598 shares with a market value of $104,030,280. This comprised 4.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 989,598 shares with a market value of $40,326,119. This comprised 3.97% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,115,000. About Company: Tyco International Ltd. provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products.
  • Airgas Inc. (NYSE:ARG): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 568,325 shares with a market value of $39,805,484. This comprised 1.62% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 568,325 shares with a market value of $36,270,501. This comprised 3.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: Airgas, Inc. distributes industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related equipment. The Company also produces and distributes liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice in the United States. Airgas’ integrated distribution network consists of branch locations, distribution centers, and outbound telemarketing operations.
  • Diamond Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 411,100 shares with a market value of $32,805,781. This comprised 3.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 411,100. About Company: Diamond Foods, Inc. is a branded food company specializing in processing, marketing and distributing culinary, snack, in-shell and ingredient nuts.
  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 5,795,321 shares with a market value of $119,383,615. This comprised 4.87% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 1,795,321 shares with a market value of $31,741,276. This comprised 3.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -4,000,000. About Company: Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines.
  • Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE:DTG): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 798,920 shares with a market value of $58,912,359. This comprised 2.4% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 525,954 shares with a market value of $29,611,210. This comprised 2.91% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -272,966. About Company: Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. operates Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental systems. The Company provides its services to leisure customers, tourists, small businesses, and independent business travelers. Dollar Thrifty operates locations in the United States and Canada, as well as other countries.
  • Metlife Inc. (NYSE:MET): On 06/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 900,000 shares with a market value of $39,482,999. This comprised 1.61% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Davidson Kempner reported holding 900,000 shares with a market value of $25,209,000. This comprised 2.48% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: MetLife, Inc. provides individual insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the regions of Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The Company’s products include life insurance, annuities, automobile and homeowners insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals as well as group insurance.

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

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