Hedge Fund Highlights: New Capital Goods Stock Position Changes

Following is information about BlackRock Advisors LLC’s top holdings in the Capital Goods sector for the period ending September 30th, 2011:

  • United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 4,692,384 shares with a market value of $415,322,918. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 6,713,438 shares with a market value of $472,357,502. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,021,054. About the company: United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and support services to customers in the aerospace and building industries worldwide. The Company’s products include aircraft engines, elevators and escalators, heating and air conditioning equipment, helicopters, aerospace systems, fuel cell systems, and fire and safety equipment.
  • Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 6,726,739 shares with a market value of $497,307,816. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 7,569,842 shares with a market value of $458,051,127. This comprised 0.56% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 843,103. About the company: The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft, as well as provides related support services to the commercial airline industry worldwide. The Company also researches, develops, produces, modifies, and supports information, space, and defense systems, including military aircraft, helicopters and space and missile systems.
  • Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 4,724,031 shares with a market value of $502,920,336. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,255,921 shares with a market value of $314,257,191. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -468,110. About the company: Caterpillar Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets construction, mining, agricultural, and forestry machinery. The Company also manufactures engines and other related parts for its equipment, and offers financing and insurance. Caterpillar distributes its products through a worldwide organization of dealers.
  • Deere & Company (NYSE:DE): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 3,927,168 shares with a market value of $323,794,990. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,438,430 shares with a market value of $286,589,424. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 511,262. About the company: Deere & Company manufactures and distributes a range of agricultural, construction and forestry, and commercial and consumer equipment. The Company supplies replacement parts for its own products and for those of other manufacturers. Deere also provides product and parts financing services.
  • General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 5,533,801 shares with a market value of $412,378,832. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 5,002,679 shares with a market value of $284,602,405. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -531,122. About the company: General Dynamics Corporation is a diversified defense company. The Company offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding design and construction; and information systems, technologies and services.
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 4,146,969 shares with a market value of $287,592,294. This comprised 0.30% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,421,618 shares with a market value of $230,675,803. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 274,649. About the company: Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global security company. The Company provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
  • 3M Co. (NYSE:MMM): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 2,822,022 shares with a market value of $267,668,782. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 3,019,404 shares with a market value of $216,763,016. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 197,382. About the company: 3M Co. conducts operations in electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, health care, safety, and other markets. The Company’s businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels, and other resources. 3M serves customers in countries located around the world.
  • Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 8,226,205 shares with a market value of $410,076,307. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 5,271,149 shares with a market value of $215,431,854. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,955,056. About the company: Raytheon Company operates in defense, homeland security and other government markets. The Company provides electronics, mission systems integration in the areas of sensing, effects, command, control, communications and intelligence systems, and mission support services. Raytheon provides products and services worldwide.

(Note: Data about the fund’s holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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