Goldman Sachs: Top Services Stock Holdings in Our Portfolio

With the Dow Jones up over 300 points today, Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about Goldman Sachs Group’s top holdings in the Services sector:

  • Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 52,474,939 shares with a market value of $1,645,089,358. This comprised 1.11% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 52,474,939 shares with a market value of $1,778,375,651. This comprised 1.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the 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.
  • Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ:EDMC): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 54,268,788 shares with a market value of $1,136,388,450. This comprised 0.77% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 54,268,788 shares with a market value of $1,299,194,814. This comprised 0.85% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: Education Management Corporation provides proprietary post-secondary education in the United States. The Company offers, through its operating units, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs and non-degree programs in the areas of design, media arts, culinary arts, fashion, and professional development.
  • American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 16,454,601 shares with a market value of $852,677,419. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 15,408,619 shares with a market value of $806,333,060. This comprised 0.53% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,045,982. About the company: American Tower Corporation owns, operates, and develops wireless communications and broadcast towers in the United States. The Company leases antennae sites on multi-tenant towers for a diverse range of wireless communications industries, including personal communications services, paging, and cellular. American Tower also offers a variety of network development services.
  • Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 130,644,023 shares with a market value of $606,188,249. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 138,461,312 shares with a market value of $746,306,453. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,817,289. About the company: Sprint Nextel Corporation offers a range of wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, and government customers. The Company develops, engineers, and deploys various technologies, including two wireless networks offering mobile data services, instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities, and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone.
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 10,796,476 shares with a market value of $791,597,617. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 8,849,852 shares with a market value of $718,961,958. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,946,624. About the company: Costco Wholesale Corporation operates wholesale membership warehouses in multiple countries. The Company sells all kinds of food, automotive supplies, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, electronics, apparel, health and beauty aids, as well as other goods.
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 32,830,914 shares with a market value of $867,721,067. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 28,939,160 shares with a market value of $674,571,804. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,891,754. About the company: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that distributes building materials and supplies through stores in the United States. The Company offers a complete line of products and services for home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and property maintenance.
  • Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 23,274,273 shares with a market value of $566,961,304. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 21,821,878 shares with a market value of $669,277,000. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,452,395. About the company: DISH Network Corp. provides a direct broadcast satellite subscription television service in the United States.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 18,682,073 shares with a market value of $461,820,832. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 20,692,794 shares with a market value of $524,355,403. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,010,721. 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.
  • Kar Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 27,081,830 shares with a market value of $415,435,276. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 27,081,830 shares with a market value of $512,117,401. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: KAR Auction Services Inc. provides wholesale vehicle auction services in North America. The Company facilitates a marketplace providing auction services for sellers of used and salvage vehicles through physical auction locations and multiple proprietary Internet websites.
  • Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI): On 3/31/11 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported holding 12,157,159 shares with a market value of $517,287,106. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 11,045,244 shares with a market value of $450,535,513. This comprised 0.30% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,111,915. About the company: Crown Castle International Corp. engineers, deploys, owns, and operates shared wireless infrastructure. The Company offers wireless communications coverage to various United States markets and most of the Australian populations. Crown Castle owns, operates, and manages various wireless communication towers internationally.

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

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