Fund Highlight: Top Basic Material Stock Holding Changes

Following is information on Sterne Agee Group’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011:

  • Agrium, Inc. (NYSE:AGU): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 37,020 shares with a market value of $3,248,875. This comprised 1.57% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 35,620 shares with a market value of $2,374,429. This comprised 1.61% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,400. About the company: Agrium Inc. supplies nitrogen, potash and phosphate for agricultural, industrial, and specialty use. The Company operates throughout the America’s while it markets its products globally.
  • Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 200,958 shares with a market value of $3,187,194. This comprised 1.54% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 211,618 shares with a market value of $2,025,184. This comprised 1.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,660. About the company: Alcoa Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and participates in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. The Company serves customers worldwide primarily in the transportation, packaging, building, and industrial markets with both fabricated and finished products.
  • Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE:POT): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 33,518 shares with a market value of $1,910,191. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 43,268 shares with a market value of $1,870,043. This comprised 1.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,750. About the company: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. produces potash, phosphate, and nitrogen to the agricultural and industrial industries worldwide. The Company conducts operations in Canada, Chile, the United States, Brazil, and Trinidad.
  • Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile, Inc. (NYSE:SQM): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 26,400 shares with a market value of $1,708,608. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 26,400 shares with a market value of $1,262,184. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA produces and markets specialty fertilizers including potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, and potassium sulfate for the agricultural industry. The Company also produces industrial chemicals, iodine and lithium. SQM markets its products in over 100 countries.
  • Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 11,000 shares with a market value of $946,770. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 11,000 shares with a market value of $734,580. This comprised 0.50% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Compass Minerals International, Inc. produces highway deicing salt in North America and the United Kingdom. The Company also produces general trade salt and sulfate of potash. Compass Minerals sells its highway deicing salt primarily to state, provincial, county, and municipal highway departments for deicing applications.
  • International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 19,905 shares with a market value of $593,567. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 30,205 shares with a market value of $702,266. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,300. About the company: International Paper Company produces and distributes printing paper, packaging, forest products, and chemical products. The Company operates specialty businesses in global markets as well as a broadly based distribution network. International Paper exports its products worldwide.
  • Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 9,901 shares with a market value of $536,634. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,901. About the company: The Mosaic Company produces and distributes crop nutrients to the agricultural communities located in North America and other countries. The Company’s principal products include concentrated phosphates, and potash.

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

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