Farallon Capital’s Favorite Services Stocks in Latest 13F Filing

Following is information regarding Farallon Capital’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011:

  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 4,210,000 shares with a market value of $106,681,401. This comprised 3.52% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 6,885,000 shares with a market value of $144,034,201. This comprised 3.81% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,675,000. About the company: Comcast Corporation is a provider of video, high-speed Internet and phone services. The Company offers a variety of entertainment, information and communications services to residential and commercial customers. Comcast is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 3,686,000 shares with a market value of $172,910,259. This comprised 5.70% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 2,755,000 shares with a market value of $135,105,203. This comprised 3.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -931,000. About the 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.
  • Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HPP): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 10,233,860 shares with a market value of $158,931,843. This comprised 5.24% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 10,233,860 shares with a market value of $119,019,793. This comprised 3.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. is a real estate company focusing on owning, operating, and acquiring office properties. The Company focuses on opportunities in Northern and Southern California.
  • News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 6,460,000 shares with a market value of $100,000,797. This comprised 2.64% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 6,460,000. About the company: News Corporation is a diversified global media company. The Company’s operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming. The Company provides television, direct satellite, and cable broadcasting and the publication of newspapers, magazines, books and promotional inserts.
  • Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:VIAB): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 2,884,600 shares with a market value of $147,114,600. This comprised 4.85% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 1,871,000 shares with a market value of $72,482,543. This comprised 1.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,013,600. About the company: Viacom Inc. (Viacom) is an entertainment content company. The Company engages audiences on television, motion picture, Internet and mobile platforms through many of the world’s entertainment brands.
  • The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 1,323,000 shares with a market value of $47,919,062. This comprised 1.58% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 2,110,000 shares with a market value of $69,355,698. This comprised 1.83% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 787,000. About the company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico.
  • Progressive Waste Solutions, Ltd. (NYSE:BIN): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 2,835,010 shares with a market value of $70,591,748. This comprised 2.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 3,253,100 shares with a market value of $66,948,798. This comprised 1.77% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 418,090. About the company: Progressive Waste Solutions, Ltd. operates as a vertically integrated waste management company in North America.
  • Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 2,400,000 shares with a market value of $73,896,002. This comprised 2.44% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 2,525,000 shares with a market value of $61,407,999. This comprised 1.62% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 125,000. About the company: Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. is a payment services provider. The Company provides credit and debit card processing, electronic banking services, check risk management, check cashing, and merchant card processing services to financial institutions and merchants.
  • Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 2,650,000 shares with a market value of $76,823,499. This comprised 2.53% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 2,340,000 shares with a market value of $60,255,000. This comprised 1.59% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -310,000. About the company: Expedia, Inc. provides branded online travel services for leisure and small business travelers. The Company offers a wide range of travel shopping and reservation services, providing real-time access to schedule, pricing and availability information for airlines, hotels, and car rental companies.
  • Knology, Inc. (NASDAQ:KNOL): On 6/30/11 Farallon Capital reported holding 3,587,394 shares with a market value of $53,272,802. This comprised 1.76% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Farallon Capital held 3,587,394 shares with a market value of $46,564,372. This comprised 1.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Knology, Inc. is a fully integrated provider of video, voice and advanced communications services to residential customers in the southeastern United States. The Company’s products include cable television and bundled voice and data services.

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

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