Marshall Wace’s Big Basic Materials Share Holdings: FCX, CHK, BHI, KEG, CVI, GPOR, NOG, GG

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Marshall Wace’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 94 stocks in the Basic Materials sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $78.075 million.

  • Freeport-mcmoran Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 8,489 shares with a market value of $449,068. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 157,487 shares with a market value of $4,795,479. This comprised 0.94% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 148,998. About Company: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., through its subsidiary, is a copper, gold and molybdenum mining company. The Company primarily mines for copper and owns mining interests in Chile and Indonesia. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold also, through a subsidiary, is involved in smelting and refining of copper concentrates.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 69,873 shares with a market value of $2,074,529. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 181,941 shares with a market value of $4,648,592. This comprised 0.91% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 112,068. About Company: Chesapeake Energy Corporation produces oil and natural gas. The Company’s operations are focused on discovering, developing and acquiring conventional and unconventional natural gas reserves onshore in the United States.
  • Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 52,240 shares with a market value of $3,790,534. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 89,014 shares with a market value of $4,107,996. This comprised 0.81% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 36,774. About Company: Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies reservoir-centered products, services, and systems to the worldwide oil and gas industry. The Company provides products and services for oil and gas exploration, drilling, completion, and production. Baker Hughes also manufactures and markets a variety of roller cutter bits and fixed cutter diamond bits.
  • Key Energy Services Inc. (NYSE:KEG): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 104,057 shares with a market value of $1,873,026. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 413,534 shares with a market value of $3,924,438. This comprised 0.77% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 309,477. About Company: Key Energy Services, Inc. provides onshore, rig-based well services, including well maintenance, workover, completion and re-completion, and plugging and abandonment. The Company also provides oilfield trucking and ancillary oilfield services. In addition, Key Energy Services contracts for onshore drilling operations and produces and develops oil and natural gas reserves.
  • Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GPOR): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 142,964 shares with a market value of $3,456,870. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 142,964. About Company: Gulfport Energy Corporation owns and operates oil and gas properties in the Louisiana Gulf Coast area of the United States.
  • Cvr Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVI): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 68,396 shares with a market value of $1,683,910. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 138,589 shares with a market value of $2,929,771. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 70,193. About Company: CVR Energy, Inc. is an independent refiner and marketer of transportation fuels. The Company, also through a limited partnership produces ammonia and urea ammonia nitrate, or UAN, fertilizers.
  • Northern Oil And Gas Inc. (AMEX:NOG): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 131,995 shares with a market value of $2,559,383. This comprised 0.5% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 131,995. About Company: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company is currently focused on the Rocky Mountain regions of the United States.
  • Oil States International Inc. (NYSE:OIS): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 1,902 shares with a market value of $151,989. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 45,711 shares with a market value of $2,327,604. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 43,809. About Company: Oil States International, Inc. provides specialty products and services to oil and gas drilling and production companies. The Company supplies connection technology for offshore oil and gas development and production, distributes tubular goods, and furnishes hydraulic workover and well control services. Oil States also provides remote site accommodations, catering, and logistics.
  • Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 107,967 shares with a market value of $3,266,002. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 90,249 shares with a market value of $2,196,661. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -17,718. About Company: The Williams Companies, Inc. is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The Company’s operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard, and the province of Alberta in Canada.
  • Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 44,646 shares with a market value of $2,037,643. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 44,646. About 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.

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

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