Northern Trust’s Favorite Stocks in the Services Sector

Following is information regarding Northern Trust Corporation’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011.

  • AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 69,794,592 shares with a market value of $2,192,248,124. This comprised 0.80% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 72,179,100 shares with a market value of $2,058,547,965. This comprised 1.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,384,508. About the company: AT&T Inc. is a communications holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides local and long-distance phone service, wireless and data communications, Internet access and messaging, IP-based and satellite television, security services, telecommunications equipment, and directory advertising and publishing.
  • McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 27,282,184 shares with a market value of $2,300,433,747. This comprised 0.84% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 14,990,157 shares with a market value of $1,316,435,583. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -12,292,027. About the company: McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world.
  • Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 67,594,202 shares with a market value of $2,516,532,110. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 34,584,569 shares with a market value of $1,272,712,113. This comprised 0.73% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -33,009,633. About the company: Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 45,399,864 shares with a market value of $2,412,548,745. This comprised 0.88% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 22,270,070 shares with a market value of $1,155,816,667. This comprised 0.66% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -23,129,794. About the company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.
  • Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 4,987,196 shares with a market value of $1,019,831,737. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 5,122,089 shares with a market value of $1,107,549,283. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 134,893. About the company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 27,427,384 shares with a market value of $1,070,765,096. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 26,198,716 shares with a market value of $790,153,271. This comprised 0.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,228,668. About the company: The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, conducts operations in media networks, studio entertainment, theme parks and resorts, consumer products, and Internet and direct marketing. The Company produces motion pictures, television programs, and musical recordings, as well as publishes books and magazines. Disney also operates ABC radio and television and theme parks.
  • The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 20,494,538 shares with a market value of $742,312,191. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 20,671,609 shares with a market value of $679,475,766. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 177,071. About the company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico.
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 20,032,864 shares with a market value of $1,460,996,778. This comprised 0.53% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 10,195,117 shares with a market value of $643,821,654. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -9,837,747. About the company: United Parcel Service, Inc.(NYSE:UPS) delivers packages and documents throughout the United States and in other countries and territories. The Company also provides global supply chain services and less-than-truckload transportation, primarily in the U.S. UPS’s business consists of integrated air and ground pick-up and delivery network.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 29,381,445 shares with a market value of $744,525,821. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 30,498,809 shares with a market value of $638,035,087. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,117,364. 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.
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 7,330,784 shares with a market value of $595,552,876. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 7,437,536 shares with a market value of $610,844,811. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 106,752. About the company: Costco Wholesale Corporation operates wholesale membership warehouses in multiple countries. The Company sells all kinds of food, automotive supplies, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, electronics, apparel, health and beauty aids, as well as other goods.

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

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