Goldman Sachs Group’s Most Owned Stocks in the Third Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Goldman Sachs Group’s top holdings for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 6378 stocks at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $128.244 billion.

  • Spdr S&p 500 (NYSE:SPY): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 51,730,847 shares with a market value of $6,826,919,942. This comprised 4.49% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 77,965,168 shares with a market value of $8,821,758,878. This comprised 6.88% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 26,234,321. About Company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  • Ishares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 47,503,575 shares with a market value of $3,933,296,155. This comprised 2.59% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 50,986,647 shares with a market value of $3,278,441,558. This comprised 2.56% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,483,072. About Company: iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Russell 2000 Index Fund. The Index measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market. The Fund uses a Representative Sampling strategy to try to track the Index.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 6,085,273 shares with a market value of $2,042,643,670. This comprised 1.34% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 6,487,454 shares with a market value of $2,473,796,007. This comprised 1.93% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 402,181. 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.
  • Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 52,474,939 shares with a market value of $1,778,375,651. This comprised 1.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 46,411,215 shares with a market value of $1,752,487,401. This comprised 1.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -6,063,724. About Company: Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise.
  • Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 2,879,736 shares with a market value of $1,458,240,730. This comprised 0.96% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,755,135 shares with a market value of $1,419,004,670. This comprised 1.11% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -124,601. About Company: Google Inc. is a global technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. The Company offers a wide range of search options, including web, image, groups, directory, and news searches.
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 55,670,385 shares with a market value of $1,447,430,010. This comprised 0.95% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 51,788,272 shares with a market value of $1,289,010,058. This comprised 1.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,882,113. 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.
  • Ishares Msci Brazil Index (NYSE:EWZ): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 11,390,517 shares with a market value of $835,494,405. This comprised 0.55% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 24,486,900 shares with a market value of $1,273,563,628. This comprised 0.99% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 13,096,383. About Company: iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of publicly traded securities in the Brazilian market, as measured by the MSCI Brazil (NASDAQ:FREE) Index. The Fund invests in a representative sample of index stocks using a “portfolio sampling” technique.
  • Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 11,779,850 shares with a market value of $958,644,161. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 15,225,383 shares with a market value of $1,105,819,525. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,445,533. 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.
  • Ishares Msci Eafe Index (NYSE:EFA): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 22,324,717 shares with a market value of $1,342,608,467. This comprised 0.88% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 22,663,945 shares with a market value of $1,082,883,264. This comprised 0.84% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 339,228. About Company: iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the MSCI EAFE Index. The Fund will concentrate its investments in stocks in the MSCI EAFE Index to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.
  • General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 71,816,651 shares with a market value of $1,354,462,082. This comprised 0.89% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 70,826,061 shares with a market value of $1,077,972,667. This comprised 0.84% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -990,590. About Company: General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally.

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

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