PPL, AES and Ameron Among Putnam’s Largest Utilities Stock Holdings

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Putnam Investment Management’s top holdings in the Utilities sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 58 stocks in the Utilities sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $974.491 million.

  • Ppl Corporation (NYSE:PPL): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 4,222,300 shares with a market value of $117,506,609. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 4,350,787 shares with a market value of $124,171,465. This comprised 0.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 128,487. About Company: PPL Corporation is an energy and utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates electricity from power plants in the northeastern and western United States, and markets wholesale and retail energy primarily in the northeastern and western portions of the United States, and delivers electricity in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.
  • The Aes Corporation (NYSE:AES): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 10,816,694 shares with a market value of $137,804,679. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 12,329,147 shares with a market value of $120,332,478. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,512,453. About Company: The AES Corporation acquires, develops, owns, and operates generation plants and distribution businesses in several countries. The Company sells electricity under long term contracts and serves customers under its regulated utility businesses. AES also also mines coal, turns seawater into drinking water, and develops alternative sources of energy.
  • Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 231,549 shares with a market value of $6,677,873. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,274,415 shares with a market value of $97,479,336. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 3,042,866. About Company: Ameren Corporation is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates electricity, delivers electricity and distributes natural gas to customers in Missouri and Illinois.
  • Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 493,420 shares with a market value of $10,228,596. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 4,987,847 shares with a market value of $96,265,443. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,494,427. About Company: Great Plains Energy Incorporated provides electricity in the Midwest United States. The Company develops competitive generation for the wholesale market. Great Plains is also an electric delivery company with regulated generation. In addition, the Company is an investment company focusing on energy-related ventures nationwide that are unregulated with high growth potential.
  • Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 989,302 shares with a market value of $67,549,539. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,019,717 shares with a market value of $67,597,041. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 30,415. About Company: Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company that is primarily focused on electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. The Company delivers electricity to utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy also owns and operates nuclear plants in the northern United States
  • Pg & E Corp. (NYSE:PCG): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,409,013 shares with a market value of $59,220,815. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,396,620 shares with a market value of $59,077,025. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -12,393. 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.
  • Edison International (NYSE:EIX): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 96,300 shares with a market value of $3,731,625. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,487,379 shares with a market value of $56,892,247. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,391,079. About Company: Edison International, through its subsidiaries, develops, acquires, owns, and operates electric power generation facilities worldwide. The Company also provides capital and financial services for energy and infrastructure projects, as well as manages and sells real estate projects. Additionally, Edison provides integrated energy services, utility outsourcing, and consumer products.
  • American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE:AEP): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 80,999 shares with a market value of $3,052,042. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,227,721 shares with a market value of $46,677,953. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,146,722. 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.
  • Nv Energy Inc. (NYSE:NVE): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 4,168,760 shares with a market value of $63,990,468. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,063,204 shares with a market value of $45,059,731. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,105,556. About Company: NV Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy throughout Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area of California. The Company provides natural gas services in the Reno Sparks area of Nevada.
  • Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POM): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 223,629 shares with a market value of $4,389,837. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,998,967 shares with a market value of $37,820,456. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,775,338. About Company: Pepco Holdings, Inc. is a diversified energy company. The Company primarily distributes, transmits, and supplies electricity and supplies natural gas to customers in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

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

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