Highbridge Capital Increases eBay Inc. Stake Big in Third Quarter Filing

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Highbridge Capital Management’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 231 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $1.475 billion.

  • Dish Network Corporation Class A Common (NASDAQ:DISH): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 6,998,573 shares with a market value of $214,646,234. This comprised 2.61% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 5,931,609 shares with a market value of $148,586,801. This comprised 2.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,066,964. About Company: DISH Network Corp. provides a direct broadcast satellite subscription television service in the United States.
  • Hertz Global Holding (NYSE:HTZ): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 9,899,051 shares with a market value of $157,196,931. This comprised 1.91% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 14,324,000 shares with a market value of $127,483,595. This comprised 2.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,424,949. About Company: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. operates car and equipment rental centers throughout the United States and Europe.
  • Manpower Inc. (NYSE:MAN): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,966,730 shares with a market value of $105,515,068. This comprised 1.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 3,657,343 shares with a market value of $122,959,868. This comprised 1.94% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,690,613. About Company: Manpower Inc. provides non-governmental employment services through offices located around the world. The Company’s principal operations include temporary staffing services, contract services, and training and testing of temporary and permanent workers. Manpower provides employment services to a wide variety of customers.
  • Williams-sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 404,577 shares with a market value of $14,763,015. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,929,000 shares with a market value of $90,183,913. This comprised 1.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,524,423. About Company: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. retails cooking and serving equipment, home furnishings, and home accessories through retail stores and mail order catalogs. The Company offers its merchandise under the Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and Chambers concepts.
  • The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 2,645,678 shares with a market value of $95,826,460. This comprised 1.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,573,574 shares with a market value of $84,593,375. This comprised 1.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -72,104. About Company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico.
  • Ebay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 546,175 shares with a market value of $17,625,068. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,003,413 shares with a market value of $59,080,649. This comprised 0.93% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,457,238. About Company: eBay Inc. operates an online trading community. The Company’s service is used by buyers and sellers for the exchange of products and services such as coins, collectibles, computers, memorabilia, stamps and toys, as well as concert and sporting tickets. eBay also offers, through a subsidiary, secure online payment services.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE:DKS): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 853,912 shares with a market value of $32,832,917. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,326,230 shares with a market value of $44,375,655. This comprised 0.7% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 472,318. About Company: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. is a sporting goods retailer that operates stores primarily in the eastern and central United States. The Company’s stores offer a broad selection of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear.
  • United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 685,570 shares with a market value of $15,514,449. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,262,902 shares with a market value of $43,855,039. This comprised 0.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,577,332. About Company: United Continental Holdings Inc. is an airline holding company. The Company owns and operates airlines that transports persons, property and mail throughout the United Statesand abroad.
  • Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 3,252,754 shares with a market value of $128,451,261. This comprised 1.56% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,165,000 shares with a market value of $43,442,851. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,087,754. About Company: Starbucks Corporation retails, roasts, and provides its own brand of specialty coffee. The Company operates retail locations worldwide and sells whole bean coffees through its sales group, direct response business, supermarkets, and on the World Wide Web. Starbucks also produces and sells bottled coffee drinks and a line of ice creams.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 210,887 shares with a market value of $14,112,558. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 695,000 shares with a market value of $42,784,201. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 484,113. About Company: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a specialty retailer that operates stores selling casual apparel, such as knit shirts, graphic t-shirts, jeans, woven shirts and personal care and other accessories for men, women and kids. The Company operates stores in the United States and Canada as well as retails its products over the Internet.

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

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