Steve Cohen and SAC Capital Bullish on Shares of Target, Dollar General and Home Depot

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

  • Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 2,279,279 shares with a market value of $125,907,376. This comprised 0.90% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 2,726,073 shares with a market value of $134,640,744. This comprised 1.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 446,794. About the company: Yum! Brands, Inc, owns and franchises quick-service restaurants worldwide. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses a worldwide system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items.
  • Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 92,720 shares with a market value of $4,349,495. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 2,356,148 shares with a market value of $115,545,500. This comprised 1.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,263,428. About the company: Target Corporation operates general merchandise discount stores in the United States. The Company’s merchandising operations include general merchandise and food discount stores and a fully integrated online business. Target also offers credit to qualified applicants through its branded proprietary credit cards.
  • Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 52,949 shares with a market value of $1,794,442. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 2,407,220 shares with a market value of $90,896,623. This comprised 0.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,354,271. About the company: Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise.
  • Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 2,287,276 shares with a market value of $66,308,131. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 2,868,044 shares with a market value of $73,852,133. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 580,768. About the company: Expedia, Inc. provides branded online travel services for leisure and small business travelers. The Company offers a wide range of travel shopping and reservation services, providing real-time access to schedule, pricing and availability information for airlines, hotels, and car rental companies.
  • Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 176,865 shares with a market value of $46,460,667. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 611,808 shares with a market value of $69,299,490. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 434,943. About the company: Netflix Inc. is an online movie rental service. The Company ships DVDs with no due dates or late fees, directly to the subscriber’s address. Netflix also provides background information on DVD releases, including critic reviews, member reviews and ratings, and personalized movie recommendations.
  • MedcoHealth Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MHS): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 16,091 shares with a market value of $909,463. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 1,464,245 shares with a market value of $68,658,447. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,448,154. About the company: Medco Health Solutions, Inc. is a pharmacy benefit manager. The Company provides programs and services for its clients and the members of their pharmacy benefit plans, and for the physicians and pharmacies the members use.
  • Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 2,109,846 shares with a market value of $99,036,168. This comprised 0.71% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 1,502,596 shares with a market value of $68,638,586. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -607,250. About the company: Nordstrom, Inc. is a fashion retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children. The Company operates through multiple retail channels, discount stores, boutiques, catalogs, and on the Internet. Nordstrom, Inc. also offers, through a subsidiary, private label card credit and debit cards.
  • Virgin Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 1,354,112 shares with a market value of $40,528,573. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 2,815,699 shares with a market value of $68,562,272. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,461,587. About the 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.
  • Priceline.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 62,006 shares with a market value of $31,742,731. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 142,820 shares with a market value of $64,191,876. This comprised 0.63% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 80,814. About the company: Priceline.com Incorporated enables consumers to use the Internet to save money on a variety of products and services. The Company’s product allows customers to name their own price on products or services and communicates that demand directly to participating sellers or to their private databases. Participants include domestic and international airlines, and hotel chains.
  • The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 6/30/11 SAC Capital reported holding 424,528 shares with a market value of $15,376,405. This comprised 0.11% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, SAC Capital held 1,861,229 shares with a market value of $61,178,595. This comprised 0.60% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,436,701. About the company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico.

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

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