Ken Fisher Is Buying and Selling These Stocks

The funds that Kenneth Fisher, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fisher Investments, manages have made the following investment moves over the past quarter:

  1. iShares MSCI Emerging Market Income ETF (NYSE:EEM): He has reduced his holdings in this stock.  His funds now hold 234,690 shares.  About the company: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund seeks results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI TR Emerging Markets Index.  The Fund will concentrate its investments in a particular industry or geographic region to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.
  2. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): He has added to his holdings in this stock.  His funds now hold 7,015,322 shares.  About the company: Exxon Mobil Corporation operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis.  The Company’s operations include exploration and production of oil and gas, electric power generation, and coal and minerals operations.  Exxon Mobil also manufactures and markets fuels, lubricants, and chemicals.
  3. SanofiAventis (NYSE:SNY): He has bought shares in this company.  His funds now hold 13,326,928 shares.  About the company:  Sanofi-Aventis is a global pharmaceutical company that researches, develops and manufactures prescription pharmaceuticals and vaccines.  The Company develops cardiovascular, thrombosis, metabolic disorder, central nervous system, internal medicine and oncology drugs, and vaccines.
  4. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT): He has added to his holdings in this stock.  His funds now hold 9,067,143 shares.  About the company: Abbot Laboratories develops, discovers, manufactures, and sells a broad and diversified line of health care products and services.  The Company’s products include pharmaceuticals, nutritional, diagnostics, and vascular products.  Abbott markets its products worldwide through affiliates and distributors.
  5. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): He has bought shares in this company.  His funds now hold 2,443,064 shares.  About the 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 consumers.
  6. Hewlett Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ): He has reduced his holdings in this company.  His funds now hold 69,370 shares.  About the company: Hewlett-Packard Company provides imaging and printing systems, computing systems, and information technology services for business and home.  The Company’s products include laser and inkjet printers, scanners, copiers and faxes, personal computers, workstations, storage solutions, and other computing and printing systems.
  7. Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE): He has added shares to his holdings in this company.  His funds now hold 20,488,907 shares.  About the company: Pfizer, Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals.  The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines.
  8. Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO): He has reduced his holdings in this company.  His funds now hold 72.923 shares.  About the company: Fortune Brands, Inc. is a holding company with operating companies that offer home and hardware products, produces wine and spirits, and offers golf products.
  9. Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT): He has reduced his holding in this company.  His funds now hold 62,851 shares.  About the company: Target Corporation operates general merchandise discount stores in the United States.  The Company’s merchandising operations include general merchandise and food discount stores and a fully integrated online business.  Target also offers credit to qualified applicants through its branded proprietary credit cards.
  10. Carnival Corp. (NYSE:CCL): He has reduced his holding in this company.  His funds now hold 103,459 shares.  Carnival Corporation owns and operates cruise ships offering cruises to all major vacation destinations including North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Southern Europe, South America, and Asia/Pacific.  The Company, through a subsidiary also owns and operates hotels and lodges.
  11. Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM): He has bought shares in this company.  His funds now hold 4,824,755 shares.  QUALCOMM, Inc. develops and manufactures digital wireless communications equipment.  The Company licenses its Code Division Multiple Access intellectual property to other companies, and produces CDMA-based integrated circuits; equipment and software used to track workers and assets; software for wireless content enablement; and offers services to deliver multimedia content.
  12. Netapp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP): He has bought shares in this company.  His funds now hold 5,202,967 shares.  NetApp, Inc. provides storage and data management solutions.  The Company’s storage solutions include specialized hardware, software, and services that provide storage management for open network environments.  NetApp serves enterprises, government agencies, and universities worldwide.
  13. Hitachi Ltd. (NYSE:HIT): He has bought shares in this company.  His funds now hold 4,270,822 shares.  About the company: Hitachi, Ltd. manufactures communications and electronic equipment, heavy electrical and industrial machinery, and consumer electronics.  The Company’s diverse product line ranges from nuclear power systems to kitchen appliances.  Hitachi also operates subsidiaries in teh wire and cable, metal, and chemical industries.
  14. Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN): He has reduced his holding in this company.  His funds now hold 76,324 shares. About the company: Nordstrom, Inc. is a fashion retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children.  The Company operates through multiple retail channels, discount stores, boutiques, catalogs, and on the Internet.  Nordstrom, Inc. also offers, through a subsidiary, private label card credit and debit cards.
  15. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY): He has reduced his holding in this company.  His funds now hold 32,966 shares.  About the company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States.  The Trust consists of a portfolio representiv all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  16. Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:VWO): He has reduced his holding in this company.  His funds now hold 75,966 shares.  Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI Daily TR Net Emerging Markets USD Index.  The Fund invests its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in the same proportion as its weighting.
  17. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA): He has bought shares in this company.  His funds now hold 2,445,490 shares.  About the company: Ascena Retail Group, Inc. is a holding company for a national chain of women’s apparel specialty stores.  The Company’s stores operate nationwide and in the District of Columbia.
  18. Acergy S.a. (NASDAQ:ACGY) : He has sold out his position in this company.  His funds now hold 0 shares.  About the company: Acergy SA provides contract engineering, survey and construction services to the offshore oil and gas industry.  The Company provides engineering and quality ships and equipment to its partners and suppliers.  Acergy conducts operations in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, Southeast Asia and South America.
  19. Dress Barn, Inc. (NASDAQ:DBRN): He has sold out his position in this company.  His funds now hold 0 shares.  About the company:  The Dress Barn, Inc. operates a national chain of women’s apparel specialty stores.  The Company’s stores operate nationwide.
  20. Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT):  He has sold out his position in this company.  His funds now hold 0 shares.  About the company: Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad variety of children’s products on a worldwide basis.  The Company sells its products to retailers and directly to consumers.  Mattel’s products include branded fashion dolls, infant and preschool products, toy cars, and electrical vehicles, among others.

Note: Financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  Selected other data is taken from Google Finance and publicly available SEC filings.  All data are assumed to be accurate.

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