Institutional Trading: Stock Position Changes of This Huge Fund in the Third Quarter

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

  • E I duPont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE:DD): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 9,791,424 shares with a market value of $529,226,460. This comprised 0.55% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 10,508,391 shares with a market value of $420,020,401. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 716,967. About the company: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a global chemical and life sciences company, with businesses that include agriculture and industrial biotechnology, chemistry, biology, materials science and manufacturing. The Company operates globally and offers a wide range of products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications.
  • Goldcorp, Inc. (NYSE:GG): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 5,974,016 shares with a market value of $288,365,755. This comprised 0.30% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 7,769,447 shares with a market value of $354,597,556. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,795,431. About the company: Goldcorp, Inc. is a North American gold producer. The Company has gold mining operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia. Goldcorp owns the Red Lake mine in Ontario. The Euro Mess Brings Out the Best in Gold>>
  • Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 6,533,107 shares with a market value of $295,884,422. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 7,190,734 shares with a market value of $335,447,752. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 657,627. About the company: Barrick Gold Corporation is an international gold company with operating mines and development projects in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, and Africa. Here are competitors Hedge Funds may be watching: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX), Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG), AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU), Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE:KGC). Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD), Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (AMEX:ANV), Vista Gold Corp. (AMEX:VGZ), Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. (AMEX:PZG), Midway Gold Corp. (AMEX:MDW), Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM), Jaguar Mining Inc. (NYSE:JAG), ishares Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) and Gold Reserve Inc. (AMEX:GRZ).
  • Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE:NEM): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 2,920,654 shares with a market value of $157,627,700. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,554,444 shares with a market value of $286,702,253. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,633,790. About the company: Newmont Mining Corporation acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The Company produces gold from operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico. Newmont also mines and processes copper in Indonesia.
  • Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 1,437,260 shares with a market value of $236,644,850. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 1,467,625 shares with a market value of $228,156,992. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 30,365. About the company: Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. The Company manufactures large, complex structural investment castings and airfoil castings used in jet aircraft engines. Precision has also expanded into the industrial gas turbine, industrial metal working tools and machines, and other metal products markets.
  • Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 20,104,363 shares with a market value of $318,855,190. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 22,202,464 shares with a market value of $212,477,574. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,098,101. About the company: Alcoa Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and participates in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. The Company serves customers worldwide primarily in the transportation, packaging, building, and industrial markets with both fabricated and finished products.

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

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