Major Pension Fund Supports McDonald’s, Visa and Amazon in Quarterly Release

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 345 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $1.199 billion.

  • Mcdonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 672,660 shares with a market value of $59,073,001. This comprised 0.9% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 672,660. 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.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE:V): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 566,544 shares with a market value of $48,564,152. This comprised 0.74% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 566,544. 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.
  • Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 208,920 shares with a market value of $45,174,771. This comprised 0.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 208,920. 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.
  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 443,200 shares with a market value of $36,196,143. This comprised 0.55% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 443,200. About Company: Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offersslong-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.
  • Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 428,200 shares with a market value of $33,695,059. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 428,200. About Company: Ross Stores, Inc. operates a national chain of off-price retail apparel stores. The stores offer brand-name apparel, apparel-related merchandise for the entire family, fragrances, gift items, and linens for the home.
  • Ebay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 1,115,748 shares with a market value of $32,903,408. This comprised 0.5% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,115,748. 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.
  • Directv (NASDAQ:DTV): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 733,865 shares with a market value of $31,020,474. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 733,865. About Company: DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The Company acquires, promotes, sells and distributes digital entertainment programming via satellite to residential and commercial subscribers.
  • Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX):On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 834,266 shares with a market value of $30,926,240. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 834,266. About Company: Express Scripts, Inc is a full service pharmacy benefit management and specialty managed care company serving clients throughout North America. The Company’s customers include managed care organizations, insurance carriers, third party administrators, employers, and union-sponsored benefit plans. Express provides pharmacy network management, formulary management, and other services.
  • Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 583,600 shares with a market value of $28,824,004. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 583,600. About Company: Yum! Brands, Inc, owns and franchises quick-service restaurants worldwide. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items.
  • Western Union Co. (NYSE:WU): On 09/30/2011, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky reported holding 1,882,682 shares with a market value of $28,786,208. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,882,682. About Company: Western Union Company offers money transfer services. The Company offers consumer to consumer money transfer and bill paying services, and sells money orders.

(Note: Data regarding Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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