Northern Trust: Top 10 Stock Holdings in Latest Q3 Filing

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average traders at 12,117 and the S&P 500 Index trades at 1,256 today, here is information regarding Northern Trust Corporation’s top 10 holdings for the quarter ended September 30th, 2011:

  • Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE:BRKA): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 0,464 shares with a market value of $53,872,720. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 47,847 shares with a market value of $5,110,059,600. This comprised 2.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 47,383. About the company: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries in a variety of business sectors. The Company’s principal operations are insurance business conducted nationwide on a primary basis and worldwide on a reinsurance basis. Berkshire’s other operations include The Buffalo News, aviation training, and retail furniture businesses, as well as shoe, candy, and rug manufacturing.
  • Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 64,583,573 shares with a market value of $5,255,810,993. This comprised 1.91% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 65,443,842 shares with a market value of $4,753,186,065. This comprised 2.71% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 860,269. About the 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.
  • Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 11,765,075 shares with a market value of $3,949,182,883. This comprised 1.44% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 12,049,958 shares with a market value of $4,594,890,073. This comprised 2.62% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 284,883. About the 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.
  • International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 16,346,265 shares with a market value of $2,804,201,811. This comprised 1.02% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 16,527,964 shares with a market value of $2,890,244,984. This comprised 1.65% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 181,699. About the company: International Business Machines Corporation provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers.
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 79,477,362 shares with a market value of $5,052,375,878. This comprised 1.84% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 40,101,097 shares with a market value of $2,533,587,321. This comprised 1.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -39,376,265. About the company: The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world. The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments. Proctor & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores.
  • Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 26,407,563 shares with a market value of $2,715,753,682. This comprised 0.99% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 26,856,870 shares with a market value of $2,486,677,495. This comprised 1.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 449,307. About the 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.
  • SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 32,358,346 shares with a market value of $4,724,318,516. This comprised 1.72% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 14,876,179 shares with a market value of $2,351,328,816. This comprised 1.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -17,482,167. About the company: SPDR Gold Trust is an investment fund incorporated in the USA. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust’s expenses. The Trust holds gold and is expected from time to time to issue Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and to distribute gold in connection with redemptions of Baskets.
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 183,675,374 shares with a market value of $4,775,559,724. This comprised 1.74% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 94,173,251 shares with a market value of $2,343,972,160. This comprised 1.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -89,502,123. About the 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.
  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 35,631,694 shares with a market value of $2,370,220,165. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 36,633,995 shares with a market value of $2,333,219,091. This comprised 1.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,002,301. About the company: Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetaminophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world.
  • General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): On 6/30/11 Northern Trust Corporation reported holding 146,958,337 shares with a market value of $2,771,634,326. This comprised 1.01% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Northern Trust Corporation held 150,243,395 shares with a market value of $2,286,704,512. This comprised 1.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,285,058. About the company: General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally.
  • 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.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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