Dimensional Fund’s Heaviest Utilities Share Positions: PEG, ENI, AES, CPN, NRG, GEN

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Dimensional Fund Advisors’ top holdings in the Utilities sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 110 stocks in the Utilities sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $1.42 billion.

  • Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,802,797 shares with a market value of $124,123,292. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,911,640 shares with a market value of $130,531,423. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 108,843. About Company: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity and produces natural gas in in the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic United States.
  • Enersis S.a. (NYSE:ENI): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 6,627,778 shares with a market value of $153,101,674. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 6,428,482 shares with a market value of $108,705,630. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -199,296. About Company: Enersis S.A. generates and transmits electricity in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. Through subsidiaries, the Company operates electricity generating plants and energy distribution systems, develops real estate, and provides data processing and computer maintenance services.
  • The Aes Corporation (NYSE:AES): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 4,519,862 shares with a market value of $57,583,041. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 5,511,547 shares with a market value of $53,792,700. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 991,685. 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.
  • Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 4,046,080 shares with a market value of $65,263,267. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 3,768,627 shares with a market value of $53,062,268. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -277,453. About Company: Calpine Corporation acquires, develops, owns, and operates power generation facilities, as well as sells electricity in the United States. The Company also provides thermal energy for industrial customers.
  • Nrg Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 2,106,931 shares with a market value of $51,788,364. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 2,356,256 shares with a market value of $49,976,188. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 249,325. 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.
  • Genon Energy Inc (NYSE:GEN): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 14,326,793 shares with a market value of $55,301,419. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 14,832,944 shares with a market value of $41,235,584. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 506,151. About Company: GenOn Energy, Inc. is an independent power producer that generates and wholesales electricity. The Company sells electricity to investor-owned utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and other companies that serve end users or purchase power at wholesale for resale.
  • Southern Company (NYSE:SO): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 745,475 shares with a market value of $30,102,281. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 771,547 shares with a market value of $32,690,446. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 26,072. 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.
  • Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE:D): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 511,374 shares with a market value of $24,684,023. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 512,725 shares with a market value of $26,031,048. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,351. About Company: Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Company produces, transports, distributes, and markets natural gas to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
  • Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 574,556 shares with a market value of $24,613,979. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 595,331 shares with a market value of $25,367,054. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 20,775. 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.
  • Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK): On 06/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,179,760 shares with a market value of $22,214,881. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Dimensional Fund Advisors reported holding 1,195,177 shares with a market value of $23,891,588. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 15,417. About Company: Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company located primarily in the Americas that owns an integrated network of energy assets. The Company manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery, and trading businesses in the United States and Latin America.

(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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