Morgan Stanley Reduces Quarterly Shares in Exxon, Boosts Stake in Chevron and BP

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Morgan Stanley’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 468 stocks in the Basic Materials sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $15.013 billion.

  • Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 14,818,393 shares with a market value of $1,205,920,782. This comprised 1.98% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 14,426,981 shares with a market value of $1,047,831,590. This comprised 0.7% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -391,412. About Company: Exxon Mobil Corporation operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis. The Company’s operations include exploration and production of oil and gas, electric power generation, and coal and minerals operations. Exxon Mobil also manufactures and markets fuels, lubricants, and chemicals.
  • Vale S.a. (NYSE:VALE): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 41,478,892 shares with a market value of $945,718,706. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 41,478,892. About Company: Vale SA produces and sells iron ore, pellets, manganese, alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. The Company is based in Brazil, where it owns and operates railroads and maritime terminals.
  • Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 8,789,595 shares with a market value of $903,921,918. This comprised 1.48% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 9,328,516 shares with a market value of $863,727,262. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 538,921. About Company: Chevron Corporation is an integrated energy company with operations in countries located around the world. The Company produces and transports crude oil and natural gas. Chevron also refines, markets, and distributes fuels as well as is involved in chemical operations, mining operations, power generation and energy services.
  • Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 8,199,012 shares with a market value of $489,726,983. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 8,199,012. About Company: Schlumberger Limited is an oil services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of services, including technology, project management and information solutions to the international petroleum industry as well as advanced acquisition and data processing surveys.
  • Bp Plc (NYSE:BP): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 3,503,123 shares with a market value of $155,153,321. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 11,312,196 shares with a market value of $408,030,906. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,809,073. About Company: BP plc is an oil and petrochemicals company. The Company explores for and produces oil and natural gas, refines, markets, and supplies petroleum products, generates solar energy, and manufactures and markets chemicals. BP’s chemicals include terephthalic acid, acetic acid, acrylonitrile, ethylene and polyethylene.
  • Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 16,727,395 shares with a market value of $375,530,031. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 16,727,395. About Company: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras explores for and produces oil and natural gas. The Company refines, markets, and supplies oil products. Petrobras operates oil tankers, distribution pipelines, marine, river and lake terminals, thermal power plants, fertilizer plants, and petrochemical units. The Company operates in South America and elsewhere around the world.
  • Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 5,930,587 shares with a market value of $356,072,449. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,930,587. About Company: Monsanto Company provides agricultural products for farmers. The Company’s business segments are seeds and genomics. Monsanto produces a wide range of seeds and develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds as well as provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for their seed brands.
  • Conocophillips (NYSE:COP): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 5,168,545 shares with a market value of $388,622,911. This comprised 0.64% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 5,524,826 shares with a market value of $349,831,981. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 356,281. About Company: ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company which operates in several business segments. The Company explores for and produces petroleum, and refines, markets, supplies, and transports petroleum. ConocoPhillips also gathers and processes natural gas, and produces and distributes chemicals and plastics.
  • Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 5,467,568 shares with a market value of $319,634,020. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,467,568. About Company: Range Resources Corporation is an independent oil and gas company that explore, develops, and acquires oil and gas properties. The Company conducts operations primarily in the Southwestern, Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.
  • Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:UPL): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 10,912,218 shares with a market value of $302,486,675. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,912,218. About Company: Ultra Petroleum Corp. is a natural gas exploration and production company focused on the Green River Basin of Wyoming in the United States. The Company also explores for oil and gas in China.

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

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