Wal-Mart: Vanguard’s Top Q3 Services Stock Investment

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Vanguard Group, Inc.’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 711 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $87.749 billion.

  • Wal-mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 81,472,087 shares with a market value of $4,329,426,653. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 80,750,074 shares with a market value of $4,190,928,964. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -722,013. 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, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 44,502,972 shares with a market value of $3,752,490,585. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 45,999,993 shares with a market value of $4,039,719,371. This comprised 0.72% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,497,021. 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, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 13,580,304 shares with a market value of $2,777,036,440. This comprised 0.43% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 14,037,000 shares with a market value of $3,035,220,450. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 456,696. 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, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 33,479,705 shares with a market value of $2,441,674,896. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 33,704,197 shares with a market value of $2,128,420,092. This comprised 0.38% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 224,492. 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
  • Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 68,782,673 shares with a market value of $2,685,275,617. This comprised 0.41% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 69,427,857 shares with a market value of $2,093,944,157. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 645,184. 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.
  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 94,454,234 shares with a market value of $2,393,470,304. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 96,253,527 shares with a market value of $2,013,623,792. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,799,293. 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.
  • The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 60,764,470 shares with a market value of $2,200,889,178. This comprised 0.34% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 61,100,230 shares with a market value of $2,008,364,495. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 335,760. 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.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE:V): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 18,645,917 shares with a market value of $1,571,105,006. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 20,239,033 shares with a market value of $1,734,889,933. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,593,116. 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.
  • Cvs Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 50,862,627 shares with a market value of $1,911,417,616. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 51,616,547 shares with a market value of $1,733,799,822. This comprised 0.31% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 753,920. 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.
  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): On 06/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 18,540,006 shares with a market value of $1,935,576,655. This comprised 0.3% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Vanguard Group, Inc. reported holding 18,895,934 shares with a market value of $1,543,230,895. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 355,928. 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 Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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