Royal Bank of Canada Ups Shares of Transcanada, Trims Transalta Q3 Stake

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Royal Bank of Canada’s top holdings in the Utilities sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 135 stocks in the Utilities sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $3.41 billion.

  • Transcanada Corp. (NYSE:TRP): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 53,398,109 shares with a market value of $2,340,973,107. This comprised 2.32% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 55,772,436 shares with a market value of $2,258,226,027. This comprised 2.85% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,374,327. About Company: TransCanada Corporation is the parent company of TransCanada PipeLines Limited. The Company is focused on natural gas transmission and power services. TransCanada’s network of pipeline transports the majority of Western Canada’s natural gas production to markets in Canada and the United States. The Company also has interests in power plants in Canada and the United States.
  • Transalta Corp. (NYSE:TAC): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 12,959,693 shares with a market value of $276,819,050. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 12,724,281 shares with a market value of $277,007,603. This comprised 0.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -235,412. About Company: TransAlta Corporation is a non-regulated electric generation and marketing company with its growth focused in developing coal and gas-fired generation. The Company is currently focused on Australia, Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
  • Southern Company (NYSE:SO): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 1,341,590 shares with a market value of $54,173,406. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 1,686,095 shares with a market value of $71,439,843. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 344,505. About Company: Southern Company is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States. The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions.
  • Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.p. (NYSE:BIP): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 4,698,511 shares with a market value of $117,697,697. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 2,186,742 shares with a market value of $53,225,301. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,511,769. About Company: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP owns and operates infrastructure assets. The Company operates electricity transmission systems, and timber assets.
  • Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 979,096 shares with a market value of $41,944,473. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 1,232,564 shares with a market value of $52,519,553. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 253,468. About Company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE:D): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 602,749 shares with a market value of $29,094,695. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 993,860 shares with a market value of $50,458,273. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 391,111. About Company: Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Company produces, transports, distributes, and markets natural gas to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
  • Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 957,047 shares with a market value of $50,608,646. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 941,804 shares with a market value of $48,502,906. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -15,243. About Company: Sempra Energy is an energy services holding company with operations throughout the United States, Mexico, and other countries in South America. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates electricity, delivers natural gas, operates natural gas pipelines and storage facilities, and operates a wind power generation project.
  • Nisource Inc. (NYSE:NI): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 222,544 shares with a market value of $4,506,516. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 1,923,831 shares with a market value of $41,131,505. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,701,287. About Company: NiSource Inc. is an energy holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries provide natural gas, electricity and other products and services to customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England.
  • American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE:AEP): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 1,289,907 shares with a market value of $48,603,696. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 1,054,559 shares with a market value of $40,094,334. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -235,348. 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.
  • Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED): On 06/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 313,495 shares with a market value of $16,690,474. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Royal Bank of Canada reported holding 677,805 shares with a market value of $38,648,441. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 364,310. About Company: Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a variety of energy related products and services. The Company supplies electric service in New York, parts of New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as well as supplies electricity to wholesale customers.

(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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