Huge Pension Fund’s $6.3 Billion Quarterly Services Stock Investments: WMT, MCD, AMZN, DIS, HD, V, CVS

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding California Public Employees Retirement System’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 779 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $6.386 billion.

  • Wal-mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 7,257,708 shares with a market value of $385,674,599. This comprised 0.9% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 7,587,168 shares with a market value of $393,774,031. This comprised 1.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 329,460. About Company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.
  • Mcdonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 2,681,465 shares with a market value of $226,101,128. This comprised 0.53% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 2,779,345 shares with a market value of $244,082,077. This comprised 0.64% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 97,880. About Company: McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world.
  • Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 868,591 shares with a market value of $177,618,178. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 903,601 shares with a market value of $195,385,640. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 35,010. About Company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 5,077,060 shares with a market value of $198,208,427. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 5,302,090 shares with a market value of $159,911,034. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 225,030. About Company: The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, conducts operations in media networks, studio entertainment, theme parks and resorts, consumer products, and Internet and direct marketing. The Company produces motion pictures, television programs, and musical recordings, as well as publishes books and magazines. Disney also operates ABC radio and television and theme parks.
  • The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 4,519,717 shares with a market value of $163,704,155. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 4,721,327 shares with a market value of $155,190,013. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 201,610. 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.
  • Rlj Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 10,829,281 shares with a market value of $188,104,620. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 11,014,062 shares with a market value of $140,649,577. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 184,781. About Company: RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised and self-administered Maryland real estate investment trust. The Trust invests primarily in premium-branded, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. RLJ Lodging owns hotels in multiple states and the District of Columbia.
  • United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 2,023,859 shares with a market value of $147,600,037. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 2,113,629 shares with a market value of $133,475,675. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 89,770. About Company: United Parcel Service, Inc.(NYSE:UPS) delivers packages and documents throughout the United States and in other countries and territories. The Company also provides global supply chain services and less-than-truckload transportation, primarily in the U.S. UPS’s business consists of integrated air and ground pick-up and delivery network
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 2,832,033 shares with a market value of $71,763,717. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 5,866,905 shares with a market value of $122,735,653. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,034,872. About 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.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE:V): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 1,339,387 shares with a market value of $112,856,751. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 1,407,807 shares with a market value of $120,677,218. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 68,420. About Company: Visa Inc. operates a retail electronic payments network and manages global financial services. The Company also offers global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.
  • Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): On 06/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 3,524,663 shares with a market value of $132,456,842. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, California Public Employees Retirement System reported holding 3,529,263 shares with a market value of $118,547,945. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,600. About Company: CVS Caremark Corporation is an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The Company’s offerings include pharmacy benefit management services; mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy; disease management programs; and retail clinics. The company operates drugstores throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

(Note: Data regarding California Public Employees Retirement System’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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