Marshall Wace’s Best Share Holdings: CHK, MU, HIG, VRSN, LVS, SNDK, K

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Marshall Wace’s top holdings for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 681 stocks at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $508.491 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.
  • 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.
  • Kellogg Company (NYSE:K): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 99,844 shares with a market value of $5,310,702. This comprised 1.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 99,844. About Company: Kellogg Company manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and other convenience foods. The Company’s products include cereals, cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. Kellogg markets its products in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world.
  • 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.
  • Sandisk Corp. (NASDAQ:SNDK): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 104,886 shares with a market value of $4,352,769. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 116,101 shares with a market value of $4,685,836. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 11,215. About Company: SanDisk Corporation supplies flash data storage products. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging, and audio storage products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology.
  • 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.
  • Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 405,663 shares with a market value of $3,034,359. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 895,281 shares with a market value of $4,512,216. This comprised 0.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 489,618. About Company: Micron Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets dynamic random access memory chips (DRAMs), very fast static random access memory chips (SRAMs), Flash Memory, other semiconductor components, and memory modules.
  • 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.
  • Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN): On 06/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Marshall Wace reported holding 152,774 shares with a market value of $4,370,864. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 152,774. About Company: VeriSign, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure services needed by websites, enterprises,electronic commerce providers, and individuals to conduct electronic commerce and communications over Internet protocol networks. The Company also provides Internet domain registration services for all all .com, .net, .cc, .tv, .name and .jobs domain namesand.
  • 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.

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

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