Putnam Invests $3.38B in These Top Stocks in Basic Materials Sector in Q3

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Putnam Investment Management’s top holdings in the Basic Materials sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 167 stocks in the Basic Materials sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $3.383 billion.

  • Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 4,410,926 shares with a market value of $358,961,146. This comprised 1.75% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 4,979,217 shares with a market value of $361,640,517. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 568,291. 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.
  • Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,082,003 shares with a market value of $111,273,185. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,094,776 shares with a market value of $286,545,299. This comprised 1.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,012,773. 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.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 354,830 shares with a market value of $36,916,514. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 2,361,077 shares with a market value of $168,817,006. This comprised 0.6% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,006,247. About Company: Occidental Petroleum Corporation explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The Company also manufactures and markets a variety of basic chemicals, vinyls and performance chemicals. Occidental also gathers, treats, processes, transports, stores, trades and markets crude oil, natural gas, NGLs, condensate and carbon dioxide (CO2) and generates and markets power.
  • Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 382,501 shares with a market value of $33,048,087. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 2,801,695 shares with a market value of $167,345,241. This comprised 0.6% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,419,194. 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.
  • National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE:NOV): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 384,106 shares with a market value of $30,040,930. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,159,274 shares with a market value of $161,818,018. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,775,168. About Company: National Oilwell Varco Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells machinery, equipment, and downhole products used in oil and gas drilling and production. The Company also provides oilfield inspection and other services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.
  • Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 271,897 shares with a market value of $33,549,371. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,816,321 shares with a market value of $145,741,593. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,544,424. About Company: Apache Corporation is an independent energy company. The Company explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The Company has operations in North America, onshore Egypt, offshore Western Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea (North Sea), and onshore Argentina, as well as on the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego.
  • Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE:NBL): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 174,441 shares with a market value of $15,635,146. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 1,721,783 shares with a market value of $121,902,242. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,547,342. About Company: Noble Energy, Inc. is an independent energy exploration and production company. The Company explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Noble Energy operates primarily in the Rocky Mountains, Mid-continent, and deepwater Gulf of Mexico areas in the US, with key international operations offshore Israel, the North Sea and West Africa.
  • Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 787,436 shares with a market value of $58,868,717. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 2,259,466 shares with a market value of $118,531,584. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,472,030. About Company: Hess Corporation is a global integrated energy company. The Company explores for, produces, markets, and refines crude oil and natural gas. The Company operates in countries that include Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Norway, Peru, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Freeport-mcmoran Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,528,113 shares with a market value of $186,637,183. This comprised 0.91% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,759,533 shares with a market value of $114,477,783. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 231,420. About Company: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., through its subsidiary, is a copper, gold and molybdenum mining company. The Company primarily mines for copper and owns mining interests in Chile and Indonesia. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold also, through a subsidiary, is involved in smelting and refining of copper concentrates.
  • Lyondellbasell Industries Nv (NYSE:LYB): On 06/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 3,984,531 shares with a market value of $153,484,136. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Putnam Investment Management reported holding 4,424,745 shares with a market value of $108,096,522. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 440,214. About Company: LyondellBasell Industries NV is a manufacturing company. The Company produces chemicals, fuels, and polymers used for packaging, clean fuels, durable textiles, medical applications, construction materials, and automotive parts. LyondellBasell Industries operates globally and is headquartered in the Netherlands.

(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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