Royal Bank of Canada’s Largest Services Stock Positions: CNI, SJR, VMED, CP, THI

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Royal Bank of Canada’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 805 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $7.413 billion.

  • Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE:CNI): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 26,884,892 shares with a market value of $2,148,102,912. This comprised 2.13% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 25,757,264 shares with a market value of $1,714,918,684. This comprised 2.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,127,628. About Company: Canadian National Railway Company operates a network of track in Canada and the United States. The Company transports forest products, grain and grain products, coal, sulfur, and fertilizers, intermodal, and automotive products. Canadian National operates a fleet of locomotives and railcars.
  • Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 50,398,631 shares with a market value of $1,150,600,742. This comprised 1.14% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 46,991,992 shares with a market value of $949,238,274. This comprised 1.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,406,639. About Company: Shaw Communications, Inc. provides broadband cable television, Internet, and satellite television services.
  • Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 22,564,061 shares with a market value of $675,342,353. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 22,523,786 shares with a market value of $548,454,198. This comprised 0.69% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -40,275. About Company: Virgin Media Inc. conducts operations in the United Kingdom (UK) broadband communications and media sector. The Company provides cable television, cable telephony, and Internet access to residential customers, as well as voice, data, and managed solutions services for businesses. Virgin Media Inc. also supplies basic television channels to the UK television broadcasting market.
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 10,164,879 shares with a market value of $633,475,256. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 8,903,012 shares with a market value of $428,145,848. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,261,867. About Company: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited is a Class 1 transcontinental railway, providing freight and intermodal services over a network in Canada and the United States. The Company’s mainline network serves major Canadian ports and cities from Montreal to Vancouver, and key centers in the United States Midwest and Northeast.
  • Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE:THI): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 6,623,709 shares with a market value of $323,303,245. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 5,448,639 shares with a market value of $252,163,006. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,175,070. About Company: Tim Hortons, Inc. franchises fast food restaurants. The Company’s restaurants serve coffee drinks, tea, soups, sandwiches, donuts, bagels, muffins, cookies, croissants, and pastries. Tim Hortons operates in Canada and the United States.
  • Mcdonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,243,924 shares with a market value of $273,527,671. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 2,805,632 shares with a market value of $246,390,601. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -438,292. About Company: McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world.
  • Wal-mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,755,327 shares with a market value of $199,558,074. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 2,931,201 shares with a market value of $152,129,336. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -824,126. About Company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.
  • Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 806,873 shares with a market value of $164,997,464. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 621,263 shares with a market value of $134,335,696. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -185,610. About Company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,801,335 shares with a market value of $142,854,176. This comprised 0.14% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 3,900,265 shares with a market value of $131,009,902. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 98,930. About Company: CVS Caremark Corporation is an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The Company’s offerings include pharmacy benefit management services; mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy; disease management programs; and retail clinics. The company operates drugstores throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
  • Amerisourcebergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 2,806,858 shares with a market value of $116,203,925. This comprised 0.11% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 2,816,998 shares with a market value of $104,989,517. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,140. About Company: AmerisourceBergen Corporation is a pharmaceutical services company. The Company distributes pharmaceutical products and services. AmerisourceBergen distributes an offering of brand name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, and related services to a variety of healthcare providers.

(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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