Leon Cooperman’s Top Q3 Stocks: SLM, APL, KFN, GLD, EBAY, SUN, MHP, ETFC

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Leon Cooperman’s top holdings for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 59 stocks at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $3.373 billion.

  • Slm Corporation (NYSE:SLM): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 17,952,900 shares with a market value of $301,788,239. This comprised 6.63% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 18,847,600 shares with a market value of $234,652,616. This comprised 6.96% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 894,700. About Company: SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, provides education funding, originating and servicing of U.S. government guaranteed and private student loans. The Company, through its subsidiaries, also provides debt management services and business and technical products to a range of clients including colleges, universities and loan guarantors.
  • Atlas Pipeline Partners Lp (NYSE:APL): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 5,639,218 shares with a market value of $185,868,620. This comprised 4.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 5,741,318 shares with a market value of $171,493,173. This comprised 5.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 102,100. About Company: Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. provides natural gas gathering services in the Anadarko and Permian Basins located in the southwestern and mid-continent United States and the Appalachian Basin in the eastern United States. The Company also provides natural gas processing and treating services in Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Linn Energy Llc (NASDAQ:LINE): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 4,069,000 shares with a market value of $158,975,829. This comprised 3.49% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 4,047,600 shares with a market value of $144,337,415. This comprised 4.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -21,400. About Company: Linn Energy LLC is a natural gas exploration and production company.
  • Kkr Financial Corp. (NYSE:KFN): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 15,430,867 shares with a market value of $151,376,812. This comprised 3.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 15,430,867 shares with a market value of $114,651,339. This comprised 3.4% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: KKR Financial Holdings LLC is a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. Its core business strategy is to leverage the proprietary resources of its manager with the objective of generating both current income & capital appreciation. KFN executes its core business strategy through subsidiaries and is externally managed by KKR Financial Advisors LLC.
  • Spdr Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 624,900 shares with a market value of $91,235,400. This comprised 2% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 721,500 shares with a market value of $114,040,288. This comprised 3.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 96,600. About Company: SPDR Gold Trust is an investment fund incorporated in the USA. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust’s expenses. The Trust holds gold and is expected from time to time to issue Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and to distribute gold in connection with redemptions of Baskets.
  • Ebay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 2,015,000 shares with a market value of $65,024,051. This comprised 1.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 3,618,900 shares with a market value of $106,721,360. This comprised 3.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,603,900. 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.
  • Sunoco Inc. (NYSE:SUN): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 2,975,012 shares with a market value of $124,087,748. This comprised 2.73% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 3,209,712 shares with a market value of $99,533,170. This comprised 2.95% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 234,700. About Company: Sunoco, Inc. is a petroleum refiner and marketer and chemicals manufacturer with interests in logistics and cokemaking. The Company’s petroleum products include fuels, lubricants, and petrochemicals. Sunoco’s operations are conducted principally in the eastern half of the United States while its coke making operations are in Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and Vitoria Brazil.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 8,987,100 shares with a market value of $62,100,860. This comprised 1.36% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 16,725,200 shares with a market value of $98,845,929. This comprised 2.93% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,738,100. About Company: Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets minimally invasive medical devices. The Company’s products are used in interventional cardiology, cardiac rhythm management, peripheral interventions, electrophysiology, neurovascular intervention, endoscopy, urology, gynecology and neuromodulation.
  • The Mcgraw-hill Companies Inc. (NYSE:MHP): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 2,248,200 shares with a market value of $92,176,200. This comprised 2.73% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,248,200. About Company: Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global financial information and education company that helps professionals and students succeed in the Knowledge Economy. Leading brands include Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts energy information services and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has approximately 21,000 employees with more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2010 were $6.2 billion.
  • Etrade Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 7,484,232 shares with a market value of $103,282,403. This comprised 2.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 9,932,932 shares with a market value of $90,489,007. This comprised 2.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,448,700. About Company: E*TRADE Financial Corporation provides online brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors. The Company’s products and services include investor-focused banking, primarily sweep deposits and savings products, and asset gathering.

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

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