Harvard Management’s Top Basic Materials Sector Stock Positions

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Harvard Management Co.’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 16 stocks in the Basic Materials sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $58.406 million.

  • Global Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLBL): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 1,689,746 shares with a market value of $13,382,788. This comprised 1.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,689,746. About Company: Global Industries, Ltd. provides oil-field construction services. Services include pipeline construction, platform installation and removal, diving services, and construction support. The Company provides its services to the offshore oil and gas industry in the United States Gulf of Mexico and in select international areas.
  • Nalco Holding Co. (NYSE:NLC): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 250,000 shares with a market value of $8,745,000. This comprised 0.95% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 250,000. About Company: Nalco Holding Co. provides integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications. The Company’s products and services are used in water treatment applications to prevent corrosion, contamination and the buildup of harmful deposits, or in production processes to enhance process efficiency.
  • Vale S.a. (NYSE:VALE): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 185,000 shares with a market value of $5,910,750. This comprised 0.49% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 255,800 shares with a market value of $5,832,240. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 70,800. About Company: Vale SA produces and sells iron ore, pellets, manganese, alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. The Company is based in Brazil, where it owns and operates railroads and maritime terminals.
  • Compania De Minas Buenaventura Sa (NYSE:BVN): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 110,500 shares with a market value of $4,196,790. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 122,400 shares with a market value of $4,619,376. This comprised 0.5% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 11,900. About Company: Cia de Minas Buenaventura S.A. explores for, mines, and processes gold, silver, zinc, and other metals. The Company operates mines in Peru, a lime plant, an electric power transmission company, and an engineering services company. Buenaventura also markets metal concentrates to smelters internationally.
  • Atlas Energy L.p. (NASDAQ:ATLS): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 244,710 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 215,410 shares with a market value of $4,000,164. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -29,300. About Company: Atlas Energy, Inc. is an independent energy company that develops, produces, and transports natural gas and oil in the Appalachian Basin of the United States. The Company’s principal operations include well drilling, as well as gas and oil production. Atlas also provides well services and gas transportation.
  • Sasol Ltd. (NYSE:SSL): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 93,299 shares with a market value of $4,934,584. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 93,299 shares with a market value of $3,787,939. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: Sasol is an integrated oil and gas company with substantial chemical interests, with production facilities located in South Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. The Company operates commercial scale facilities to produce fuels and chemicals from coal in South Africa, and is developing ventures internationally to convert natural gas into clean diesel fuel.
  • Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 132,034 shares with a market value of $3,994,029. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 122,034 shares with a market value of $2,970,308. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -10,000. About Company: The Williams Companies, Inc. is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The Company’s operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard, and the province of Alberta in Canada.
  • Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE:SCCO): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 91,600 shares with a market value of $3,010,892. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 101,500 shares with a market value of $2,536,485. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,900. About Company: Southern Copper Corporation conducts mining operations in Peru and Mexico. The Company owns and operates open pit mines and metallurgical complexes that produce copper, molybdenum, zinc, and precious metals.
  • Cnooc Ltd. (NYSE:CEO): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 19,722 shares with a market value of $4,653,011. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 13,722 shares with a market value of $2,199,637. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -6,000. About Company: CNOOC Limited, through its subsidiaries, explores, develops, produces, and sells crude oil and natural gas.
  • Anglogold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU): On 06/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 49,700 shares with a market value of $2,091,873. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Harvard Management Co. reported holding 49,700 shares with a market value of $2,055,592. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: AngloGold Ashanti Limited is a holding company for a group of companies which explore for and mine gold internationally. The Group has operations in the Vaal River and West Witwatersrand areas of South Africa as well as Namibia, Mali, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Tanzania and the United States.

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

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