Ray Dalio’s Heaviest Services Sector Stock Positions in Q3

Following is information regarding Bridgewater Associates’ top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011.

  • Manpower, Inc. (NYSE:MAN): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 568,431 shares with a market value of $30,496,324. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 584,631 shares with a market value of $19,655,294. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 16,200. About the company: Manpower Inc. provides non-governmental employment services through offices located around the world. The Company’s principal operations include temporary staffing services, contract services, and training and testing of temporary and permanent workers. Manpower provides employment services to a wide variety of customers.
  • Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 502,873 shares with a market value of $28,588,329. This comprised 0.40% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 517,190 shares with a market value of $19,399,796. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 14,317. About the company: Ryder System, Inc. provides a continuum of logistics, supply chain, and transportation management solutions worldwide. The Company’s offerings range from full-service leasing, commercial rental and maintenance of vehicles to integrated services. The Company also offers comprehensive supply chain solutions, logistics management services, and e-Commerce solutions.
  • Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 556,000 shares with a market value of $13,210,560. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 915,979 shares with a market value of $18,402,018. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 359,979. About the company: Foot Locker, Inc. is primarily a mall-based athletic retailer that operates athletic retail stores in countries located in North America, Europe, and Australia. The Company provides athletic footwear and apparel through its Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, and Champs Sports retail stores. Foot Locker also operates a direct-to-consumer channel, Footlocker.com/Eastbay.
  • ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE:ESI): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 133,968 shares with a market value of $10,481,656. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 315,779 shares with a market value of $18,182,555. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 181,811. About the company: ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs in the United States. The Company’s institutes offer associate, bachelor, and master degree programs, as well as non-degree diploma programs.
  • The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. (NYSE:MW): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 677,418 shares with a market value of $22,828,987. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 685,118 shares with a market value of $17,867,877. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,700. About the company: The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. retails men’s attire. The Company sells suits, sportswear, furnishings, and accessories. The Men’s Wearhouse also operates a manufacturing facility of men’s suits and sports coats in Canada.
  • Safeway, Inc. (NYSE:SWY): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 278,643 shares with a market value of $6,511,887. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 912,406 shares with a market value of $15,173,311. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 633,763. About the company: Safeway Inc. operates a retail food and drug chain in the U.S. and Canada. The Company also has a network of distribution, manufacturing, and food processing facilities. Safeway’s retail operations are located in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area and the Mid-Atlantic region, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan.
  • RadioShack Corp. (NYSE:RSH): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 1,150,361 shares with a market value of $15,311,305. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 1,278,131 shares with a market value of $14,851,882. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 127,770. About the company: RadioShack Corporation operates a chain of retail consumer electronics goods and services stores located throughout the United States and Mexico, along with wireless phone kiosks in the US, and dealer outlets worldwide. The Company offers consumers wireless phone and other electronic products and services from national brands and exclusive private brands and wireless carriers.
  • Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE:DDS): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 555,060 shares with a market value of $28,940,828. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 338,673 shares with a market value of $14,725,502. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -216,387. About the company: Dillard’s, Inc. operates retail department stores located primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, and midwestern United States. The Company offers name-brand and private-label merchandise, including fashion apparel and home furnishings.
  • Robert Half International, Inc. (NYSE:RHI): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 1,208,838 shares with a market value of $32,674,892. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 675,215 shares with a market value of $14,328,062. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -533,623. About the company: Robert Half International, Inc. provides temporary and permanent staffing services. The Company supplies temporary, full-time and project accounting and finance professionals; temporary administrative support personnel; information technology professionals; temporary, project and full-time lawyers, paralegals and support personnel; and advertising, marketing, and web design professionals.
  • DeVry, Inc. (NYSE:DV): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 379,123 shares with a market value of $14,012,386. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 379,123. About the company: DeVry, Inc. owns and manages higher education systems throughout North America. The Institutions offers various degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology; healthcare technology; business and management, as well as online secondary education to school districts and medical education.

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

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