Express Scripts, Yum! Brands and McDonald’s Lead This Top Asset Manager’s Services Investments

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Legg Mason Investment Counsel’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 126 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $417.105 million.

  • Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 1,643,303 shares with a market value of $88,705,495. This comprised 2.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 1,655,578 shares with a market value of $61,372,276. This comprised 1.76% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 12,275. About Company: Express Scripts, Inc is a full service pharmacy benefit management and specialty managed care company serving clients throughout North America. The Company’s customers include managed care organizations, insurance carriers, third party administrators, employers, and union-sponsored benefit plans. Express provides pharmacy network management, formulary management, and other services.
  • Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 979,625 shares with a market value of $54,114,487. This comprised 1.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 981,031 shares with a market value of $48,453,120. This comprised 1.39% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,406. About Company: Yum! Brands, Inc, owns and franchises quick-service restaurants worldwide. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items.
  • Mcdonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 512,081 shares with a market value of $43,178,670. This comprised 1.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 496,871 shares with a market value of $43,635,211. This comprised 1.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -15,210. About Company: McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world.
  • Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 652,678 shares with a market value of $39,434,804. This comprised 0.97% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 655,674 shares with a market value of $34,540,907. This comprised 0.99% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,996. About Company: Accenture PLC provides management and technology consulting services and solutions. The Company delivers a range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries on a worldwide basis. Accenture’s network of businesses provides consulting, technology, outsourcing, and alliances.
  • Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 434,569 shares with a market value of $20,385,632. This comprised 0.5% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 405,941 shares with a market value of $19,907,347. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -28,628. About Company: Target Corporation operates general merchandise discount stores in the United States. The Company’s merchandising operations include general merchandise and food discount stores and a fully integrated online business. Target also offers credit to qualified applicants through its branded proprietary credit cards.
  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 68,555 shares with a market value of $7,157,142. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 185,238 shares with a market value of $15,128,387. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 116,683. About Company: Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offers long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.
  • Tetra Tech Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 793,409 shares with a market value of $17,851,703. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 758,799 shares with a market value of $14,219,893. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -34,610. About Company: Tetra Tech, Inc. provides specialized management consulting and technical services primarily in resource management, infrastructure, and communications. The Company’s clients include a diverse base of public and private sector organizations. Tetra Tech operates offices in the United States and internationally.
  • Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE:SNI): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 353,993 shares with a market value of $17,303,178. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 352,718 shares with a market value of $13,110,527. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,275. About Company: Scripps Networks Interactive operates television and Internet businesses. The Company owns and operates lifestyle oriented cable television channels, Internet websites associated with the cable television channels, and Internet comparison shopping websites.
  • Ebay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 359,350 shares with a market value of $11,596,225. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 376,398 shares with a market value of $11,099,977. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 17,048. About Company: eBay Inc. operates an online trading community. The Company’s service is used by buyers and sellers for the exchange of products and services such as coins, collectibles, computers, memorabilia, stamps and toys, as well as concert and sporting tickets. eBay also offers, through a subsidiary, secure online payment services.
  • Sherwin-williams Co. (NYSE:SHW): On 06/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 137,976 shares with a market value of $11,572,047. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Legg Mason Investment Counsel reported holding 133,321 shares with a market value of $10,172,393. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -4,655. About Company: The Sherwin-Williams Company manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products. The Company’s products are sold to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America. Sherwin Williams also has additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia.

(Note: Data regarding Legg Mason Investment Counsel’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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