This Investment Fund’s Favorite Third Quarter Services Stock Holdings

Following is information about BlackRock Advisors LLC’s top holdings in the Services sector for the period ending September 30th, 2011:

  • AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 28,375,894 shares with a market value of $891,286,826. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 28,890,099 shares with a market value of $823,945,637. This comprised 1.00% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 514,205. About the company: AT&T Inc. is a communications holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides local and long-distance phone service, wireless and data communications, Internet access and messaging, IP-based and satellite television, security services, telecommunications equipment, and directory advertising and publishing.
  • Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 20,738,652 shares with a market value of $772,100,004. This comprised 0.80% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 20,636,848 shares with a market value of $759,435,991. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -101,804. About the company: Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 6,635,680 shares with a market value of $352,620,031. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 9,305,044 shares with a market value of $482,931,798. This comprised 0.59% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,669,364. About the 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 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 4,093,519 shares with a market value of $345,165,521. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 4,483,489 shares with a market value of $393,740,003. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 389,970. About the 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.
  • CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 10,936,648 shares with a market value of $442,168,682. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 11,354,330 shares with a market value of $376,055,397. This comprised 0.46% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 417,682. About the company: CenturyLink Inc. is an integrated communications company. The Company provides a wide range of communications services, including local and long distance voice, Internet access and broadband services. CenturyLink operates throughout the United States.
  • Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 1,519,340 shares with a market value of $310,689,845. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 1,489,260 shares with a market value of $322,022,683. This comprised 0.39% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -30,080. About the 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.
  • The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 8,711,319 shares with a market value of $315,523,985. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 9,194,703 shares with a market value of $302,229,878. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 483,384. 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.
  • Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LTD): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 7,779,474 shares with a market value of $299,120,781. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 7,823,065 shares with a market value of $301,266,220. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 43,591. About the company: Limited Brands, Inc. owns and operates specialty stores throughout the United States. The Company, through its retail stores, offer a wide range of products, including women’s apparel, women’s lingerie, beauty products and accessories, personal care, and home fragrance products. The Company’s stores also offer products via the Internet.
  • Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:VIAB): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 8,222,896 shares with a market value of $419,367,696. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 7,183,134 shares with a market value of $278,274,623. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,039,762. About the company: Viacom Inc. (Viacom) is an entertainment content company. The Company engages audiences on television, motion picture, Internet and mobile platforms through many of the world’s entertainment brands. it manages its operations through two reporting segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSK): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 10,050,227 shares with a market value of $243,516,996. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 11,332,290 shares with a market value of $234,805,041. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,282,063. About the 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.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 6/30/11 Blackrock Advisors LLC reported holding 9,313,238 shares with a market value of $235,997,452. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Blackrock Advisors LLC held 9,466,764 shares with a market value of $198,044,704. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 153,526. About the 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.

(Note: Data about the fund’s holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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