Morgan Stanley’s $2.76B in the Utilities Sector: AEP, BIP, SO, DUK, NEE

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Morgan Stanley’s top holdings in the Utilities sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 115 stocks in the Utilities sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $2.765 billion.

  • American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE:AEP): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 6,325,963 shares with a market value of $238,362,288. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 6,504,493 shares with a market value of $247,300,827. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 178,530. About Company: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(NYSE:AEP)is a public utility holding company. The Company provides electric service, consisting of generation, transmission and distribution, on an integrated basis to their retail customers. AEP serves portions of the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.p. (NYSE:BIP): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 6,240,202 shares with a market value of $156,317,055. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 9,607,980 shares with a market value of $233,858,235. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,367,778. About Company: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP owns and operates infrastructure assets. The Company operates electricity transmission systems, and timber assets.
  • Southern Company (NYSE:SO): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 2,793,239 shares with a market value of $118,349,533. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,793,239. About Company: Southern Company is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States. The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions.
  • Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 5,940,462 shares with a market value of $111,858,899. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 5,813,956 shares with a market value of $116,220,979. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -126,506. About Company: Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company located primarily in the Americas that owns an integrated network of energy assets. The Company manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery, and trading businesses in the United States and Latin America.
  • Nextera Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,922,972 shares with a market value of $103,878,948. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,922,972. About Company: NextEra Energy, Inc. is a clean energy company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy utilizing natural gas, wind and nuclear resources.
  • Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,394,939 shares with a market value of $74,266,555. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,718,840 shares with a market value of $98,008,258. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 323,901. About Company: Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a variety of energy related products and services. The Company supplies electric service in New York, parts of New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as well as supplies electricity to wholesale customers.
  • Southern Union Co. (NYSE:SUG): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,856,451 shares with a market value of $75,316,217. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,856,451. About Company: Southern Union Company, through subsidiaries, gathers, processes, stores, transports, and distributes natural gas. The Company transports natural gas by pipeline from gas producing areas to customers primarily in the southeast, midwest, and Great Lakes region. Southern Union also operates a liquefied natural gas import terminal.
  • Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE:D): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,272,750 shares with a market value of $61,435,643. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,416,139 shares with a market value of $71,897,378. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 143,389. About Company: Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Company produces, transports, distributes, and markets natural gas to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
  • Pg & E Corp. (NYSE:PCG): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,680,536 shares with a market value of $71,086,672. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,680,536. About Company: PG&E Corporation is a holding company that holds interests in energy based businesses. The Company’s holdings include a public utility operating in northern and central California that provides electricity and natural gas distribution; electricity generation, procurement, and transmission; and natural gas procurement, transportation, and storage.
  • Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,498,355 shares with a market value of $64,189,528. This comprised 0.11% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 1,653,047 shares with a market value of $70,436,334. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 154,692. About Company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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

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