Heaviest Technology Sector Stock Holdings in Q3 for Visium Asset Management

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Visium Asset Management’s top holdings in the Technology sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 51 stocks in the Technology sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $42.278 million.

  • Aspen Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 218,800 shares with a market value of $3,758,984. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 255,620 shares with a market value of $3,903,318. This comprised 0.27% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 36,820. About Company: Aspen Technology, Inc. supplies software products and services for the analysis, design, and automation of process manufacturing facilities. The Company’s software and services are used by companies in the chemical, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, and metals industries.
  • Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 257,375 shares with a market value of $3,870,920. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 194,318 shares with a market value of $2,559,168. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -63,057. About Company: Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet media company that offers an online guide to Web navigation, aggregated information content, communication services, and commerce. The Company’s site includes a hierarchical, subject-based directory of Web sites, which enables users to locate and access information and services through hypertext links included in the directory.
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 125,000 shares with a market value of $2,556,250. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 125,000. About Company: Electronic Arts Inc. develops, publishes, and distributes branded interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game consoles, personal computers, handheld game players, and cellular handsets. The Company also provides online game-related services.
  • Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBB): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 55,500 shares with a market value of $2,478,630. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 55,500. About Company: Blackboard Inc. provides electronic learning Internet infrastructure software. The company’s product line bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. The company licenses these products on a renewable basis. Blackboard Inc. serves in U.S. and international postsecondary education market and U.S. elementary and secondary market.
  • Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:VSEA): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 48,883 shares with a market value of $3,003,371. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 35,962 shares with a market value of $2,199,076. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -12,921. About Company: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The Company supplies ion implantation systems used to manufacture semiconductor chips.
  • Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 69,542 shares with a market value of $2,173,188. This comprised 0.15% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 69,542. About Company: Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides core bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis industries. The Company’s operations include electronic measurement, bio-analytical measurement, semiconductor and board testing.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 7,000 shares with a market value of $2,349,690. This comprised 0.11% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 5,000 shares with a market value of $1,906,600. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,000. About Company: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 30,000 shares with a market value of $1,703,700. This comprised 0.08% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 38,000 shares with a market value of $1,847,940. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 8,000. About Company: QUALCOMM, Inc. develops and manufactures digital wireless communications equipment. The Company licenses its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) intellectual property to other companies, and produces CDMA-based integrated circuits; equipment and software used to track workers and assets; software for wireless content enablement; and offers services to deliver multimedia content.
  • American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 25,000 shares with a market value of $1,308,250. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 32,000 shares with a market value of $1,721,600. This comprised 0.12% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,000. About Company: American Tower Corporation owns, operates, and develops wireless communications and broadcast towers in the United States. The Company leases antennae sites on multi-tenant towers for a diverse range of wireless communications industries, including personal communications services, paging, and cellular. American Tower also offers a variety of network development services.
  • Medidata Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 100,000 shares with a market value of $1,644,000. This comprised 0.11% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 100,000. About Company: Medidata Solutions, Inc. provides hosted clinical development solutions. The Company’s solutions include comprehensive platform that integrates electronic data capture, or EDC, with a clinical data management system, or CDMS, in a single solution that replaces traditional paper-based methods of capturing and managing clinical data.

(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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