Dimensional Fund Reduces Conophillips Share Position, Ups Chevron and BP Stakes

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Dimensional Fund Advisors’ top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 314 stocks in the Basic Materials sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $9.762 billion.

  • Conocophillips (NYSE:COP): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 11,546,422 shares with a market value of $868,175,498. This comprised 1.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 11,339,445 shares with a market value of $718,013,654. This comprised 1.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -206,977. About Company: ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company which operates in several business segments. The Company explores for and produces petroleum, and refines, markets, supplies, and transports petroleum. ConocoPhillips also gathers and processes natural gas, and produces and distributes chemicals and plastics.
  • Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 5,222,251 shares with a market value of $537,056,274. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 5,386,337 shares with a market value of $498,720,923. This comprised 0.73% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 164,086. About Company: Chevron Corporation is an integrated energy company with operations in countries located around the world. The Company produces and transports crude oil and natural gas. Chevron also refines, markets, and distributes fuels as well as is involved in chemical operations, mining operations, power generation and energy services.
  • Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 19,616,728 shares with a market value of $664,222,422. This comprised 0.78% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 20,900,314 shares with a market value of $469,212,065. This comprised 0.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,283,586. 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.
  • Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 5,988,768 shares with a market value of $487,365,923. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 5,946,812 shares with a market value of $431,916,939. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -41,956. About Company: Exxon Mobil Corporation operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis. The Company’s operations include exploration and production of oil and gas, electric power generation, and coal and minerals operations. Exxon Mobil also manufactures and markets fuels, lubricants, and chemicals.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 4,968,100 shares with a market value of $381,351,367. This comprised 0.45% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 4,937,387 shares with a market value of $311,302,247. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -30,713. About Company: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with international operations. In the United States, the Company operates in Texas and surrounding states, the Rocky Mountain region, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico. Internationally, Anadarko has exploration and/or production operations in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.
  • Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 18,703,068 shares with a market value of $272,877,765. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 18,907,462 shares with a market value of $289,662,312. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 204,394. About Company: Gold Fields Limited produces precious metals. The Company has mines in South Africa, Ghana, and Australia, as well as a partnership in Finland. Gold Fields has a precious metals programs in Africa, Australasia, Europe, North America, and South America.
  • Bp Plc (NYSE:BP): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 4,360,972 shares with a market value of $193,147,454. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 6,399,525 shares with a market value of $230,830,865. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,038,553. About Company: BP plc is an oil and petrochemicals company. The Company explores for and produces oil and natural gas, refines, markets, and supplies petroleum products, generates solar energy, and manufactures and markets chemicals. BP’s chemicals include terephthalic acid, acetic acid, acrylonitrile, ethylene and polyethylene.
  • Posco (NYSE:PKX): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 2,608,121 shares with a market value of $283,294,110. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 2,776,165 shares with a market value of $211,016,308. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 168,044. About Company: POSCO manufactures various types of steel products. The Company produces hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel, stainless steel, and other forms of steel. The products are mainly used for automobile, construction, and shipbuilding industries.
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 2,013,688 shares with a market value of $204,268,516. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 2,064,642 shares with a market value of $197,792,710. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 50,954. About Company: China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) refines, produces and trades petroleum and petrochemical products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, ethylene, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, synthetic resins, and chemical fertilizers. Also, The company explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in China.
  • National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE:NOV): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,643,450 shares with a market value of $284,954,221. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,338,569 shares with a market value of $171,001,508. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -304,881. About Company: National Oilwell Varco Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells machinery, equipment, and downhole products used in oil and gas drilling and production. The Company also provides oilfield inspection and other services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

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

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