Third Quarter 13F Fund Trading Activity Release: MA, SNI, SPO, V, SPLS, WMT, MCD, CMCSA, DIS

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Gardner Russo Gardner’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 38 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $355.418 million.

  • Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 744,059 shares with a market value of $224,214,736. This comprised 4.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 754,696 shares with a market value of $239,359,386. This comprised 5.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,637. About Company: MasterCard, Inc. is a global payment solutions company that provides a variety of services in support of the credit, debit and related payment programs of financial institutions. The Company offers transaction processing services for credit and debit cards, electronic cash, automated teller machines, and travelers checks.
  • Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE:SNI): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 1,619,030 shares with a market value of $79,138,188. This comprised 1.56% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 1,618,953 shares with a market value of $60,176,480. This comprised 1.33% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -77. About Company: Scripps Networks Interactive operates television and Internet businesses. The Company owns and operates lifestyle oriented cable television channels, Internet websites associated with the cable television channels, and Internet comparison shopping websites.
  • The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 124,804 shares with a market value of $52,286,637. This comprised 1.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 124,419 shares with a market value of $40,681,281. This comprised 0.9% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -385. About Company: The Washington Post Company is a diversified media and education company. The Company publishes newspapers and magazines, owns and operates a television station and cable service, manages an online publishing unit, as well as a complete educational system with teaching aides, testing preparations, and full online graduate programs.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE:V): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 69,875 shares with a market value of $5,887,668. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 69,565 shares with a market value of $5,963,112. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -310. About Company: Visa Inc. operates a retail electronic payments network and manages global financial services. The Company also offers global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.
  • Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 239,480 shares with a market value of $3,783,784. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 226,080 shares with a market value of $3,006,864. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -13,400. About Company: Staples, Inc. retails office supplies, furniture, and technology. The Company’s customers include consumers and businesses in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Staples serves its customers through office superstores, mail order catalogs, the Internet, and a contract business.
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 25,780 shares with a market value of $2,094,367. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 24,160 shares with a market value of $1,984,261. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,620. About Company: Costco Wholesale Corporation operates wholesale membership warehouses in multiple countries. The Company sells all kinds of food, automotive supplies, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, electronics, apparel, health and beauty aids, as well as other goods.
  • Wal-mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 24,578 shares with a market value of $1,306,075. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 19,478 shares with a market value of $1,010,908. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -5,100. 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.
  • Mcdonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 7,610 shares with a market value of $641,675. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 7,535 shares with a market value of $661,724. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -75. 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.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 29,946 shares with a market value of $758,832. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 29,921 shares with a market value of $625,947. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -25. About Company: Comcast Corporation is a provider of video, high-speed Internet and phone services. The Company offers a variety of entertainment, information and communications services to residential and commercial customers. Comcast is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): On 06/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 14,175 shares with a market value of $553,392. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Gardner Russo Gardner reported holding 14,175 shares with a market value of $427,518. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, conducts operations in media networks, studio entertainment, theme parks and resorts, consumer products, and Internet and direct marketing. The Company produces motion pictures, television programs, and musical recordings, as well as publishes books and magazines. Disney also operates ABC radio and television and theme parks.

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

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