Marshall Wace Boosts EBAY Shares, Starts Dollar General Position

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Marshall Wace’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 138 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $114.674 million.

  • Ebay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 56,140 shares with a market value of $1,811,638. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 249,827 shares with a market value of $7,367,398. This comprised 1.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 193,687. 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.
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 97,365 shares with a market value of $4,109,777. This comprised 0.56% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 113,058 shares with a market value of $4,334,644. This comprised 0.85% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 15,693. About Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns and operates casino resorts and convention centers. The Company operates in United States, Macau and Singapore. Las Vegas Sand Corp’s casino’s offer a wide range of gaming activities and entertainment as well as overnight accomodations, while its expo centers host a wide range of entertainment shows, expositions, and other activities.
  • Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 103,644 shares with a market value of $3,913,597. This comprised 0.77% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 103,644. About Company: Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise.
  • Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 121,041 shares with a market value of $3,407,304. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 174,577 shares with a market value of $3,894,813. This comprised 0.77% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 53,536. About Company: Urban Outfitters, Inc. operates retail stores and direct response, including a catalog and Web sites. The Company’s Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie retail concepts sell fashion apparel, accessories, and household and gift merchandise. Urban also designs and markets young women’s casual wear which it provides to the Company’s retail operations and sells to retailers worldwide.
  • Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE:BBY): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 745 shares with a market value of $23,400. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 160,343 shares with a market value of $3,735,992. This comprised 0.73% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 159,598. About Company: Best Buy Co., Inc. retails consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services through its retail stores, as well as its web site. The Company also retails pre-recorded home entertainment products through retail stores.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 155,122 shares with a market value of $3,930,792. This comprised 0.53% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 166,989 shares with a market value of $3,493,410. This comprised 0.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 11,867. About Company: Comcast Corporation is a provider of video, high-speed Internet and phone services. The Company offers a variety of entertainment, information and communications services to residential and commercial customers. Comcast is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 50,852 shares with a market value of $4,074,262. This comprised 0.55% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 39,963 shares with a market value of $3,144,689. This comprised 0.62% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -10,889. 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.
  • Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 9,239 shares with a market value of $2,930,241. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,239. About Company: MasterCard, Inc. is a global payment solutions company that provides a variety of services in support of the credit, debit and related payment programs of financial institutions. The Company offers transaction processing services for credit and debit cards, electronic cash, automated teller machines, and travelers checks.
  • Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 59,865 shares with a market value of $2,196,447. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 80,446 shares with a market value of $2,895,252. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 20,581. About Company: Acacia Research, through its subsidiaries, develops, acquires, and licenses patented technologies. The Company controls patent portfolios covering technologies used in a variety of industries.
  • Fti Consulting Inc. (NYSE:FCN): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 66,834 shares with a market value of $2,460,160. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 66,834. About Company: FTI Consulting, Inc. provides forensic and litigation consulting, corporate finance, economic consulting and technology services. The Company offers services designed to help companies address critical issues and improve performance before encountering disputes or financial difficulties.

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

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