Hedge Fund Watch: Top Utilities Stock Holdings for Q3 2011

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

  • Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 5,601,019 shares with a market value of $270,361,190. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 6,725,299 shares with a market value of $341,443,433. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,124,280. About the company: Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.  The Company produces, transports, distributes, and markets natural gas to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
  • El Paso Corp. (NYSE:EP): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 15,704,375 shares with a market value of $317,228,387. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 18,231,541 shares with a market value of $318,687,328. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,527,166. About the company: El Paso Corporation operates natural gas pipelines and storage facilities, transports natural gas, and imports liquefied natural gas. El Paso also explores for and produces natural gas.  The Company has operations in the United States, Brazil, and Egypt.
  • Nextera Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 4,342,851 shares with a market value of $249,540,214. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,934,113 shares with a market value of $266,540,787. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 591,262. About the company: NextEra Energy, Inc. is a clean energy company.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy utilizing natural gas, wind and nuclear resources.
  • Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 5,316,990 shares with a market value of $172,589,491. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 7,001,990 shares with a market value of $223,573,543. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,685,000. About the company: Enbridge, Inc. provides energy transportation, distribution, and related services in North America and internationally.  The Company operates a crude oil and liquids pipeline system, is involved in international energy projects, and is involved in natural gas transmission and midstream businesses.  Enbridge also distributes natural gas and electricity, and provides retail energy products.
  • PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 5,620,163 shares with a market value of $156,409,136. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 7,170,631 shares with a market value of $204,649,815. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,550,468. About the company: PPL Corporation is an energy and utility holding company.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates electricity from power plants in the northeastern and western United States, and markets wholesale and retail energy primarily in the northeastern and western portions of the United States, and delivers electricity in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.

(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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