Marshall Wace’s Top Stocks in the Financial Sector in Latest 13F Release

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Marshall Wace’s top holdings in the Financial sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 103 stocks in the Financial sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $86.64 million.

  • Spdr Kbw Bank (NYSE:KBE): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 869 shares with a market value of $20,847. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 634,325 shares with a market value of $11,126,061. This comprised 2.19% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 633,456. About Company: SPDR KBW Bank ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to replicate the performance of the KBW Bank Index. The Index itself is a float adjusted modified-market capitalization weighted index of geographically diverse companies representing national money center banks & regional banking institutions listed on US stock markets.
  • Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:HIG): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 273,614 shares with a market value of $4,416,130. This comprised 0.87% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 273,614. About Company: The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. provides a range of insurance products. The Company’s products include property and casualty insurance, annuities, life insurance, investment services, and group insurance. Hartford Financial operates around the world.
  • Slm Corporation (NYSE:SLM): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 334,644 shares with a market value of $4,166,318. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 334,644. 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.
  • Spdr S&p Midcap 400 (NYSE:MDY): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 4,704 shares with a market value of $834,725. This comprised 0.11% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 23,957 shares with a market value of $3,405,009. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 19,253. About Company: Midcap SPDR Trust Series 1 issues exchange-traded funds called Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Depositary Receipts or “MidCap SPDRs”. The MidCap SPDR Trust holds all of the common stocks of the Standard & Poors MidCap 400 Index and is provides investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. Initial Index ratio upon inception was 1/5 of MID.
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 20,271 shares with a market value of $1,906,893. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 32,243 shares with a market value of $2,988,926. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 11,972. About Company: Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides card services, loyalty and marketing solutions, payment processing, and business process outsourcing services. The Company provides such services to the retail, petroleum, utility, financial services, and hospitality markets.
  • Consumer Staples Select Sector Spdr (NYSE:XLP): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 533,048 shares with a market value of $16,647,089. This comprised 2.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 95,918 shares with a market value of $2,844,928. This comprised 0.56% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -437,130. About Company: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of The Consumer Staples Select Sector Index. The Index includes cosmetic and personal care, pharmaceuticals, soft drinks, tobacco and food products.
  • Utilities Select Sector Spdr (NYSE:XLU): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 126,757 shares with a market value of $4,243,824. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 65,728 shares with a market value of $2,209,775. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -61,029. About Company: Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of The Utilities Select Sector Index. The Index includes communication services, electrical power providers and natural gas distributors.
  • Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 507 shares with a market value of $26,197. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 54,566 shares with a market value of $2,162,451. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 54,059. About Company: Capital One Financial Corporation is a diversified bank. The Bank, through its subsidiaries, offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients both domestically and internationally. Capital One has bank locations in Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.
  • Keycorp (NYSE:KEY): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 363,155 shares with a market value of $2,153,509. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 363,155. About Company: KeyCorp is a financial services holding company. The Company provides a wide range of retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate and institutional clients.
  • Cash America International Inc. (NYSE:CSH): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 38,600 shares with a market value of $1,974,776. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 38,600. About Company: Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty finance services to individuals in the United States, United Kingdom, and Sweden. The Company offers secured non-recourse loans, also known as pawn loans. Cash America also provides check cashing services and rental services through its subsidiaries.

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

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