Top Mutual Fund’s $118 Million Quarterly Services Share Holdings: ACN, ROST, AZO, DV, WU, NSC

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Ave Maria Mutual Funds’ top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 31 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $118.854 million.

  • Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 219,500 shares with a market value of $13,262,190. This comprised 1.97% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 229,500 shares with a market value of $12,090,060. This comprised 2.11% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,000. About Company: Accenture PLC provides management and technology consulting services and solutions. The Company delivers a range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries on a worldwide basis. Accenture’s network of businesses provides consulting, technology, outsourcing, and alliances.
  • Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 135,960 shares with a market value of $10,893,116. This comprised 1.62% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 140,280 shares with a market value of $11,038,634. This comprised 1.93% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 4,320. About Company: Ross Stores, Inc. operates a national chain of off-price retail apparel stores. The stores offer brand-name apparel, apparel-related merchandise for the entire family, fragrances, gift items, and linens for the home.
  • Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 474,700 shares with a market value of $11,065,257. This comprised 1.65% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 532,700 shares with a market value of $10,302,418. This comprised 1.8% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 58,000. About Company: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that distributes building materials and supplies through stores in the United States. The Company offers a complete line of products and services for home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and property maintenance.
  • Sysco Corp. (NYSE:SYY): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 309,700 shares with a market value of $9,656,446. This comprised 1.44% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 319,700 shares with a market value of $8,280,230. This comprised 1.44% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 10,000. About Company: Sysco Corporation distributes food and related products primarily to the foodservice industry. The Company also distributes personal care guest amenities, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles to the lodging industry.
  • Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 21,300 shares with a market value of $6,280,305. This comprised 0.93% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 21,300 shares with a market value of $6,798,747. This comprised 1.19% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: AutoZone, Inc. is a specialty retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories. The Company offers an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. Autozone operates in United States and Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
  • Devry Inc. (NYSE:DV): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 170,800 shares with a market value of $10,099,404. This comprised 1.5% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 170,800 shares with a market value of $6,312,768. This comprised 1.1% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: DeVry, Inc. owns and manages higher education systems throughout North America. The Institutions offers various degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology; healthcare technology; business and management, as well as online secondary education to school districts and medical education.
  • Western Union Co. (NYSE:WU): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 391,200 shares with a market value of $7,835,736. This comprised 1.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 381,200 shares with a market value of $5,828,548. This comprised 1.02% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -10,000. About Company: Western Union Company offers money transfer services. The Company offers consumer to consumer money transfer and bill paying services, and sells money orders.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 90,000 shares with a market value of $6,743,700. This comprised 1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 90,000 shares with a market value of $5,491,800. This comprised 0.96% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: Norfolk Southern Corporation provides rail transportation services. The Company transports raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. Norfolk Southern also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports
  • Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 171,380 shares with a market value of $5,264,793. This comprised 0.78% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 206,290 shares with a market value of $5,439,867. This comprised 0.95% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 34,910. About Company: Paychex, Inc. provides comprehensive payroll and integrated human resource and employee benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The Company’s services range from calculating payroll and filing tax payments to administering retirement plans and workers’ compensation.
  • Rollins Inc. (NYSE:ROL): On 06/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 274,350 shares with a market value of $5,591,253. This comprised 0.83% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Ave Maria Mutual Funds reported holding 283,350 shares with a market value of $5,301,478. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,000. About Company: Rollins, Inc., through its subsidiary, Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc., provides essential pest control services. The Company also provides protection against termite damage, rodents, and insects. Rollins serves customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

(Note: Data regarding Ave Maria Mutual Funds’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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