DuPont Share Position Size Increases at Vanguard in Third Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Vanguard Group, Inc.’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 320 stocks in the Basic Materials sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $74.629 billion.

  • Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 195,759,118 shares with a market value of $15,930,876,485. This comprised 2.45% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 199,636,019 shares with a market value of $14,499,563,512. This comprised 2.59% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,876,901. 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.
  • Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 81,629,966 shares with a market value of $8,394,825,405. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 84,116,222 shares with a market value of $7,788,320,687. This comprised 1.39% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,486,256. 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.
  • Conocophillips (NYSE:COP): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 58,545,972 shares with a market value of $4,402,071,778. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 59,733,890 shares with a market value of $3,782,349,897. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,187,918. 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.
  • Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 52,871,844 shares with a market value of $4,568,127,402. This comprised 0.7% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 53,597,360 shares with a market value of $3,201,370,288. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 725,516. About Company: Schlumberger Limited is an oil services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of services, including technology, project management and information solutions to the international petroleum industry as well as advanced acquisition and data processing surveys.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 31,619,495 shares with a market value of $3,289,692,289. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 32,624,226 shares with a market value of $2,332,632,159. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,004,731. About Company: Occidental Petroleum Corporation explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The Company also manufactures and markets a variety of basic chemicals, vinyls and performance chemicals. Occidental also gathers, treats, processes, transports, stores, trades and markets crude oil, natural gas, NGLs, condensate and carbon dioxide (CO2) and generates and markets power.
  • Ei Dupont De Nemours & Co. (NYSE:DD): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 36,379,698 shares with a market value of $1,966,322,649. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 37,101,998 shares with a market value of $1,482,966,905. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 722,300. About 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.
  • Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 13,269,444 shares with a market value of $1,438,275,027. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 13,757,985 shares with a market value of $1,286,096,484. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 488,541. About Company: Praxair, Inc. supplies gas to industries primarily located in North and South America. The Company produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric gases including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases, as well as process gases including carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronics gases, and acetylene. Praxair also supplies metallic and ceramic coatings and powders.
  • Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 20,691,543 shares with a market value of $1,500,964,548. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 21,361,249 shares with a market value of $1,282,529,410. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 669,706. About Company: Monsanto Company provides agricultural products for farmers. The Company’s business segments are seeds and genomics. Monsanto produces a wide range of seeds and develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds as well as provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for their seed brands.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 19,481,240 shares with a market value of $1,495,380,024. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 20,007,119 shares with a market value of $1,261,448,838. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 525,879. 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.
  • Vale S.a. (NYSE:VALE): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 52,280,436 shares with a market value of $1,670,359,970. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 54,263,999 shares with a market value of $1,237,219,136. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,983,563. 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.

(Note: Data regarding Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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