Maverick Capital Sold Shares of These Companies in Third Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding significant reduction in shares for Maverick Capital’s holdings on the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm is bearish on these stocks:

  • Directv (NASDAQ:DTV): On 06/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 5,579,777 shares. On 09/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 1,423,800 shares. The net reduction in shares for this position is 4,155,977 or 74.48%. 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.
  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): On 06/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 19,938,805 shares. On 09/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 6,322,688 shares. The net reduction in shares for this position is 13,616,117 or 68.29%. About Company: Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines.
  • Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL): On 06/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 4,048,653 shares. On 09/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 1,338,324 shares. The net reduction in shares for this position is 2,710,329 or 66.94%. About Company: Whiting Petroleum Corporation is involved in oil and natural gas exploitation, acquisition, and exploration activities. The Company focuses on lower risk, long-lived oil and natural gas properties located primarily in the Gulf Coast/Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Michigan, and Mid-Continent regions of the United States.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 1,244,525 shares. On 09/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 475,000 shares. The net reduction in shares for this position is 769,525 or 61.83%. About Company: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers.
  • Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL): On 06/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 29,710,907 shares. On 09/30/2011, Maverick Capital reported holding 15,114,181 shares. The net reduction in shares for this position is 14,596,726 or 49.13%. About Company: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. designs, develops, and markets integrated circuits for communications-related markets. The Company’s products provide the interface between analog signals and the digital information used in computing and communications systems. Marvell’s technology is applied to the broadband data communications market.

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

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