Visium Asset Mgmt. Bullish on These Companies in Quarterly Filing

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding significant increase in shares for Visium Asset Management’s holdings on the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm is bullish on these stocks:

Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 25,544 shares. The net increase in shares for this position is 25,544. About Company: Varian Medical Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services equipment and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy. The Company also supplies products that include x-ray tubes, linear accelerators, digital image detectors, image processing software and image detection products.

Csx Corp. (NYSE:CSX): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 14,000 shares. The net increase in shares for this position is 14,000. About Company: CSX Corporation is an international freight transportation company. The Company provides rail, intermodal, domestic container-shipping, barging, and contract logistics services around the world. CSX’s rail transportation services are provided principally throughout the eastern United States.

Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 40,000 shares. The net increase in shares for this position is 40,000. About 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.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 5,000 shares. The net increase in shares for this position is 5,000. About Company: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. develops, markets and supports a range of software and hardware products and services for information technology (NYSE:IT) security and offers its customers a network and gateway security solutions, data and endpoint security solutions and management solutions.

Metlife Inc. (NYSE:MET): On 06/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, Visium Asset Management reported holding 50,000 shares. The net increase in shares for this position is 50,000. About Company: MetLife, Inc. provides individual insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the regions of Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The Company’s products include life insurance, annuities, automobile and homeowners insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals as well as group insurance.

(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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