Morgan Stanley’s Top 10 Quarterly Stock Investments

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Morgan Stanley’s top holdings for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 4922 stocks at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $149.14 billion.

  • Spdr S&p 500 (NYSE:SPY): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 66,102,617 shares with a market value of $7,479,511,214. This comprised 5.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 66,102,617. About Company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 6,828,671 shares with a market value of $2,292,180,086. This comprised 3.76% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 7,255,203 shares with a market value of $2,766,554,061. This comprised 1.86% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 426,532. 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.
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 66,058,566 shares with a market value of $1,644,197,667. This comprised 1.1% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 66,058,566. About Company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products. The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software. Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices.
  • Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Etf (NYSE:VWO): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 40,388,911 shares with a market value of $1,447,134,755. This comprised 0.97% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 40,388,911. About Company: Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI Daily TR Net Emerging Markets USD Index. The Fund invests its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in the same proportion as its weighting.
  • Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 11,625,420 shares with a market value of $627,540,166. This comprised 1.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 36,058,859 shares with a market value of $1,336,701,892. This comprised 0.9% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 24,433,439. About Company: Express Scripts, Inc is a full service pharmacy benefit management and specialty managed care company serving clients throughout North America. The Company’s customers include managed care organizations, insurance carriers, third party administrators, employers, and union-sponsored benefit plans. Express provides pharmacy network management, formulary management, and other services.
  • Ishares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 20,490,866 shares with a market value of $1,317,562,746. This comprised 0.88% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 20,490,866. About Company: iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Russell 2000 Index Fund. The Index measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market. The Fund uses a Representative Sampling strategy to try to track the Index.
  • Ishares Russell 1000 Growth Index (NYSE:IWF): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 21,332,508 shares with a market value of $1,121,663,310. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 21,332,508. About Company: iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Russell 1000 Growth Index. The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization growth sector of the U.S. equity market. The Fund uses a Replication strategy to track the Index.
  • Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 9,815,045 shares with a market value of $1,079,458,682. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,815,045. About Company: Simon Property Group, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed, real estate investment trust. The Company owns, develops, and manages retail real estate properties including regional malls, outlet centers, community/lifestyle centers, and international properties.
  • 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.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM): On 06/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Morgan Stanley reported holding 16,657,482 shares with a market value of $1,039,093,745. This comprised 0.7% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 16,657,482. About Company: Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands.

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

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