Visium Asset’s Largest Utilities Sector Stock Positions: FE, TEG, NI, PNM, NU, CNP, XEL, D, PGN, PNW

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Visium Asset Management’s top holdings in the Utilities sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 16 stocks in the Utilities sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $19.468 million.

  • Firstenergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 71,655 shares with a market value of $3,163,568. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 93,300 shares with a market value of $4,190,103. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 21,645. About Company: FirstEnergy Corp. is a public utility holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, exploration and production of oil and natural gas, transmission and marketing of natural gas, and energy management and other energy-related services.
  • Integrys Energy Group Inc. (NYSE:TEG): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 28,000 shares with a market value of $1,451,520. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 59,000 shares with a market value of $2,868,580. This comprised 0.2% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 31,000. About Company: Integrys Energy Group, Inc. distributes electricity and natural gas to customers in the upper midwestern United States.
  • Nisource Inc. (NYSE:NI): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 276,121 shares with a market value of $5,591,450. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 111,720 shares with a market value of $2,388,574. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -164,401. 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.
  • Pnm Resources Inc. (NYSE:PNM): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 98,000 shares with a market value of $1,610,140. This comprised 0.11% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 98,000. About Company: PNM Resources Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity. PNM Resources also transmits, distributes, and sells natural gas.
  • Northeast Utilities (NYSE:NU): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 42,743 shares with a market value of $1,438,302. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 42,743. About Company: Northeast Utilities is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides retail electric service to customers in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts. Northeast also distributes natural gas throughout Connecticut.
  • Centerpoint Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNP): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 189,564 shares with a market value of $3,668,063. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 63,913 shares with a market value of $1,253,973. This comprised 0.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -125,651. About Company: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, conducts activities in electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution and sales, interstate pipeline and gathering operations, and power generation.
  • Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 44,000 shares with a market value of $1,086,360. This comprised 0.07% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 44,000. About Company: Xcel Energy, Inc. provides electric and natural gas services. The Company offers a variety of energy-related services, including generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity and natural gas throughout the United States. Xcel utilities serve customers in portions of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
  • Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE:D): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 16,600 shares with a market value of $842,782. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 16,600. 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.
  • Progress Energy Inc. (NYSE:PGN): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 20,000 shares with a market value of $960,200. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 15,000 shares with a market value of $775,800. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -5,000. About Company: Progress Energy, Inc. is an integrated electric utility that provides energy and energy-related products and services in the Southeast United States. The Company serves electric and gas customers in the Carolinas and in Florida.
  • Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE:PNW): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 16,000 shares with a market value of $687,040. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 16,000. About Company: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation is a utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, provides either retail or wholesale electric service to most of the State of Arizona. The Company, through a subsidiary, also is involved in real estate development activities in the western United States.

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

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