Wal-Mart Stock: Geode Capital’s Heaviest Retail Stock Holding in Q3

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Geode Capital Management’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 679 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $11.692 billion.

  • Wal-mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 12,030,887 shares with a market value of $639,321,328. This comprised 0.78% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 11,892,157 shares with a market value of $617,202,966. This comprised 0.83% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -138,730. About 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 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 6,570,216 shares with a market value of $554,000,611. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 7,007,986 shares with a market value of $615,441,328. This comprised 0.83% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 437,770. About 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.
  • Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 2,305,973 shares with a market value of $471,548,431. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 2,489,302 shares with a market value of $538,261,761. This comprised 0.73% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 183,329. About 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.
  • United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 6,008,143 shares with a market value of $438,173,871. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 6,367,327 shares with a market value of $402,096,710. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 359,184. About Company: United Parcel Service, Inc.(NYSE:UPS) delivers packages and documents throughout the United States and in other countries and territories. The Company also provides global supply chain services and less-than-truckload transportation, primarily in the U.S. UPS’s business consists of integrated air and ground pick-up and delivery network
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 17,775,691 shares with a market value of $450,436,013. This comprised 0.55% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 18,792,467 shares with a market value of $393,138,411. This comprised 0.53% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,016,776. About 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.
  • Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 11,904,744 shares with a market value of $464,761,217. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 12,418,798 shares with a market value of $374,550,946. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 514,054. About Company: The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, conducts operations in media networks, studio entertainment, theme parks and resorts, consumer products, and Internet and direct marketing. The Company produces motion pictures, television programs, and musical recordings, as well as publishes books and magazines. Disney also operates ABC radio and television and theme parks.
  • The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 10,080,787 shares with a market value of $365,126,117. This comprised 0.45% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 10,557,989 shares with a market value of $347,041,087. This comprised 0.47% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 477,202. About 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.
  • Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 8,595,462 shares with a market value of $323,017,478. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 9,109,742 shares with a market value of $305,996,235. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 514,280. About Company: CVS Caremark Corporation is an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The Company’s offerings include pharmacy benefit management services; mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy; disease management programs; and retail clinics. The company operates drugstores throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE:V): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 3,041,902 shares with a market value of $256,310,669. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 3,436,495 shares with a market value of $294,576,356. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 394,593. About Company: Visa Inc. operates a retail electronic payments network and manages global financial services. The Company also offers global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.
  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): On 06/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 3,103,314 shares with a market value of $323,985,986. This comprised 0.4% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Geode Capital Management reported holding 3,303,719 shares with a market value of $269,814,725. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 200,405. About Company: Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offers long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.

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

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