Maverick Capital: We Like These Services Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about Maverick Capital’s top investments in the Services sector.

  • Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 7,376,215 shares with a market value of $307,661,921. This comprised 3.27% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 9,504,075 shares with a market value of $415,137,999. This comprised 4.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,127,860. About the company: Apollo Group, Inc. provides higher education programs for working adults. The Company provides educational programs and services at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels online and on-campus through subsidiaries.
  • Directv (NASDAQ:DTV): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 5,929,777 shares with a market value of $277,513,559. This comprised 2.95% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 5,579,777 shares with a market value of $283,564,265. This comprised 2.77% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -350,000. About the 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.
  • Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 1,999,521 shares with a market value of $142,645,821. This comprised 1.52% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 3,609,068 shares with a market value of $281,651,670. This comprised 2.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,609,547. About the company: Time Warner Cable Inc. offers cable television subscription services. The Company also offers Internet access and voice over Internet protocol telephone services.
  • Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 6,989,175 shares with a market value of $208,487,090. This comprised 2.22% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 9,777,168 shares with a market value of $275,227,275. This comprised 2.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,787,993. About the 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.
  • Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 6,655,741 shares with a market value of $208,657,483. This comprised 2.22% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 5,665,330 shares with a market value of $191,998,030. This comprised 1.88% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -990,411. About the 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.
  • Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSK): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 7,326,986 shares with a market value of $170,132,610. This comprised 1.81% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 7,036,986 shares with a market value of $170,506,168. This comprised 1.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -290,000. About the 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.
  • Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (NASDAQ:HMIN): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 3,611,135 shares with a market value of $142,892,611. This comprised 1.52% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 3,775,158 shares with a market value of $143,607,014. This comprised 1.40% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 164,023. About the company: Home Inns & Hotels Management, Inc. operates a chain of budget hotels in the People’s Republic of China. The Company manages some of the hotels in its chain on behalf of franchisees.
  • News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 7,892,900 shares with a market value of $139,704,336. This comprised 1.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,892,900. About the company: News Corporation is a diversified global media company. The Company’s operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming. The Company provides television, direct satellite, and cable broadcasting and the publication of newspapers, magazines, books and promotional inserts.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 4,726,051 shares with a market value of $116,827,977. This comprised 1.24% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 4,726,051 shares with a market value of $119,758,133. This comprised 1.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the 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.
  • Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG): On 3/31/11 Maverick Capital reported holding 725,721 shares with a market value of $33,397,681. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Maverick Capital held 949,298 shares with a market value of $44,436,641. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 223,577. About the company: Signet Jewelers Ltd. retails jewelry, watches, gifts and accessories. The Company operates in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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

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