Fund Highlights: Buying Shares of Microsoft, Intel, Apple and Verizon

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Robert W. Baird Co.’s top holdings in the Technology sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 118 stocks in the Technology sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $437.534 million.

  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,872,282 shares with a market value of $48,679,332. This comprised 1.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,230,510 shares with a market value of $55,517,393. This comprised 1.6% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 358,228. About Company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products. The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software. Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices.
  • Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 2,119,820 shares with a market value of $46,975,211. This comprised 1.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,174,465 shares with a market value of $46,403,083. This comprised 1.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 54,645. About Company: Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer components and related products. The Company’s major products include microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash memory products, graphics products, network and communications products, systems management software, conferencing products, and digital imaging products.
  • At&t Inc. (NYSE:T): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,287,588 shares with a market value of $40,443,139. This comprised 1.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,591,912 shares with a market value of $45,401,331. This comprised 1.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 304,324. About Company: AT&T Inc. is a communications holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides local and long-distance phone service, wireless and data communications, Internet access and messaging, IP-based and satellite television, security services, telecommunications equipment, and directory advertising and publishing.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 66,943 shares with a market value of $22,470,758. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 72,360 shares with a market value of $27,592,316. This comprised 0.8% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,417. About Company: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers.
  • Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 72,474 shares with a market value of $2,930,124. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 757,555 shares with a market value of $25,090,221. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 685,081. About Company: CenturyLink Inc. is an integrated communications company. The Company provides a wide range of communications services, including local and long distance voice, Internet access and broadband services. CenturyLink operates throughout the United States.
  • International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 140,352 shares with a market value of $24,077,386. This comprised 0.62% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 138,147 shares with a market value of $24,157,765. This comprised 0.7% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,205. About Company: International Business Machines Corporation provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers.
  • China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 490,208 shares with a market value of $22,931,930. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 486,518 shares with a market value of $23,698,291. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,690. About Company: China Mobile Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides cellular telecommunications and related services in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong SAR.
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 364,693 shares with a market value of $13,577,520. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 419,699 shares with a market value of $15,444,923. This comprised 0.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 55,006. About Company: Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones.
  • Automatic Data Procs (NASDAQ:ADP): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 269,705 shares with a market value of $14,208,059. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 260,393 shares with a market value of $12,277,530. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -9,312. About Company: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is a global provider of business outsourcing solutions. The Company’s services include a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions. Automatic Data also provides solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers.
  • Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 356,871 shares with a market value of $11,744,625. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 370,409 shares with a market value of $10,645,555. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 13,538. About Company: Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise information management. The Company offers databases and relational servers, application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business applications. Oracle’s software runs on network computers, personal digital assistants, set-top devices, PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes, and massively parallel computers.

(Note: Data regarding Robert W. Baird Co.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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