$200 Billion Asset Manager Buys More of These Top Stocks Last Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog digs deeper into Eaton Vance’s most recent 13F filing showing the firm’s mutual funds holding the following stocks as their ten largest holdings:

  1. Covidien Plc (NYSE:COV): 0 shares on 3/31/11; 8,133,741 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $52.43, up $0.32, or 0.62%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $35.12 to $57.65.  About this company: Covidien PLC is a global healthcare products company. The Company develops, manufactures and distributes a diverse range of medical devices and supplies, diagnostics imaging agents, pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings. Covidien plc Earnings Cheat Sheet: Margins Expand Again, Profit Rises>>
  2. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): 3,174,746 shares on 3/31/11; 12,464,681 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $24.83, down $0.41, or 1.62%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $16.76 to $27.16.  About this 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.
  3. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): 2,027,806 shares on 3/31/11; 2,714,060 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $393.82, down $9.56, or 2.37%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $235.56 to $404.50.  About this 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.
  4. Suntrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI): 343,018 shares on 3/31/11; 8,552,065 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $24.83, down $0.73, or 2.85%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $21.94 to $33.14.  About this company: SunTrust Banks, Inc. is a super-regional bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiary banks operate in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. SunTrust provides a wide range of financial services such as credit cards, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage and capital markets services.
  5. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL): 44,573 shares on 3/31/11; 6,570,551 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $28.60, up $0.10, or 0.35%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $24.10 to $28.65.  About this company: PPL Corporation is an energy and utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates electricity from power plants in the northeastern and western United States, and markets wholesale and retail energy primarily in the northeastern and western portions of the United States, and delivers electricity in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.
  6. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC): 290,149 shares on 3/31/11; 2,852,712 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $62.37, down $3.02, or 4.63%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $53.51 to $72.50.About this company: Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global security company. The Company provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
  7. ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE): 5,455 shares on 3/31/11; 2,532,391 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $68.26, up $2.38, or 3.6%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $51.75 to $69.83.  About this company: ACE Limited is the holding company for the ACE Group of Companies, a property and casualty insurance business. The Group provides a diversified range of products and services to clients through operations in countries around the world. ACE provides specialty insurance and reinsurance products.
  8. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW): 9,551,116 shares on 3/31/11; 12,375,254 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $33.84, down $1.67, or 4.7%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $9.10 to $51.71.  About this company: Illinois Tool Works Inc. designs and manufactures fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and a variety of specialty products and equipment. The Company’s products include industrial fluids and adhesives, tooling for specialty applications, welding products, and quality measurement equipment and systems. Illinois Tool Works operates worldwide.
  9. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): 13,803,770 shares on 3/31/11; 16,201,040 shares on 6/30/11.  The shares recently traded at $65.24, down $0.68, or 1.03%, on the day.  The shares traded in a 52-week range from $56.99 to $68.05.  About this company: Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetaminophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world.

(Note: Data on the stock holdings originally appeared here.  Selected financial data are sourced from Yahoo! Finance  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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