Royal Bank of Canada’s Doubles GLD Stock Holding in Latest Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Royal Bank of Canada’s top holdings in the Financial sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 1804 stocks in the Financial sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $30.884 billion.

  • Spdr Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 1,142,143 shares with a market value of $166,752,878. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,138,217 shares with a market value of $496,026,571. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,996,074. About 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.
  • The Toronto-dominion Bank (NYSE:TD): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 78,038,455 shares with a market value of $6,625,464,949. This comprised 6.56% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 77,681,331 shares with a market value of $5,511,490,197. This comprised 6.95% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -357,124. About Company: The Toronto-Dominion Bank conducts a general banking business through banking branches and offices located throughout Canada and overseas. The Bank and other subsidiaries offer a broad range of banking, advisory services, and discount brokerage to individuals, businesses, financial institutions, governments, and multinational corporations.
  • The Bank Of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 83,346,443 shares with a market value of $5,014,955,323. This comprised 4.96% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 83,453,617 shares with a market value of $4,185,199,020. This comprised 5.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 107,174. About Company: Bank of Nova Scotia provides retail, commercial, international, corporate, investment and private banking services and products.
  • Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE:RY): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 63,280,462 shares with a market value of $3,608,884,671. This comprised 3.57% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 65,645,229 shares with a market value of $3,001,299,950. This comprised 3.78% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,364,767. About Company: Royal Bank of Canada is a diversified financial services company. The Company provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking, and transaction processing services. Royal Bank offers its services to personal, business, public sector and institutional clients with operations worldwide.
  • Bank Of Montreal (NYSE:BMO): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 47,893,787 shares with a market value of $3,043,650,127. This comprised 3.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 48,496,130 shares with a market value of $2,708,508,787. This comprised 3.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 602,343. About Company: Bank of Montreal, doing business as BMO Financial Group, is a Canadian chartered bank which operates throughout the world. The Bank offers commercial, corporate, governmental, international, personal banking, and trust services. Bank of Montreal also offers full brokerage, underwriting, investment, and advisory services.
  • Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (NYSE:CM): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 33,522,995 shares with a market value of $2,647,310,956. This comprised 2.62% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 34,759,325 shares with a market value of $2,426,896,061. This comprised 3.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,236,330. About Company: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce provides banking and financial services to consumers, individuals, and corporate clients in Canada and around the world.
  • Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 137,441,517 shares with a market value of $2,427,217,169. This comprised 2.4% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 137,706,920 shares with a market value of $1,560,219,393. This comprised 1.97% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 265,403. About Company: Manulife Financial Corporation provides financial protection products and investment management services to individuals, families, businesses, and groups. The Company conducts operations in Canada, the United States, and Japan, as well as reinsurance operations on a global basis. Manulife offers products such as annuities, pension products, life insurance, health insurance, and mutual funds.
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:BAM): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 51,416,080 shares with a market value of $1,705,471,279. This comprised 1.69% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 51,790,103 shares with a market value of $1,426,817,298. This comprised 1.8% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 374,023. About Company: Brookfield Asset Management Inc is a global asset management company focused on property, infrastructure and renewable power. The Company owns office buildings in major business centers. Brookfield also owns and operates power generating plants, ports, railways, utilities and timberlands, and invests on behalf of third parties.
  • Spdr S&p 500 (NYSE:SPY): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 6,684,878 shares with a market value of $882,203,358. This comprised 0.87% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 10,894,988 shares with a market value of $1,232,767,909. This comprised 1.55% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,210,110. About Company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  • Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 44,037,632 shares with a market value of $1,324,651,967. This comprised 1.31% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 43,087,896 shares with a market value of $1,025,061,085. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -949,736. About Company: Sun Life Financial Inc. is an international financial services organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and protection products and services. The Company provides insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pensions, investment management, trust services, and banking services. Sun Life serves individuals and corporate customers worldwide.

(Note: Data regarding Royal Bank of Canada’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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