Hedge Fund Citadel’s Top 10 Stock Holdings to Watch Now

As the markets take a turn lower to Dow 11,000 and S&P 1,150 today, Wall St. Watchdog uncovers information about the top 10 holdings of hedge fund Citadel Advisors LLC:

  • Etrade Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 24,550,005 shares with a market value of $383,716,581. This comprised 1.71% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 27,423,986 shares with a market value of $378,451,012. This comprised 1.78% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 2,873,981. About the company: E*TRADE Financial Corporation provides online brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors. The Company’s products and services include investor-focused banking, primarily sweep deposits and savings products, and asset gathering.
  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 1,936,864 shares with a market value of $675,016,492. This comprised 3.00% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 799,916 shares with a market value of $268,507,814. This comprised 1.26% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,136,948. About the 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.
  • Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 423,269 shares with a market value of $52,942,487. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 1,724,251 shares with a market value of $226,376,902. This comprised 1.06% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 1,300,982. About the company: Franklin Resources, Inc. provides investment advisory services to mutual fund, retirement, institutional/separate accounts and high net worth investors. The Company manages various asset classes including domestic, international/global and emerging markets equity, domestic, international and municipal fixed income, money funds, alternative investments, and hedge funds.
  • PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:PNC): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 3,669,941 shares with a market value of $231,169,590. This comprised 1.03% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 3,691,577 shares with a market value of $220,054,907. This comprised 1.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 21,636. About the company: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services organization. The Company provides regional banking, wholesale banking, and asset management services nationally and in the Company’s primary regional markets.
  • Metlife, Inc. (NYSE:MET): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 4,707,822 shares with a market value of $210,580,876. This comprised 0.94% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 4,700,571 shares with a market value of $206,214,045. This comprised 0.97% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -7,251. About the 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.
  • Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 2,488,332 shares with a market value of $176,970,179. This comprised 0.79% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 2,503,130 shares with a market value of $200,550,782. This comprised 0.94% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 14,798. About the company: Ross Stores, Inc. operates a national chain of off-price retail apparel stores. The stores offer brand-name apparel, apparel-related merchandise for the entire family, fragrances, gift items, and linens for the home.
  • American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 3,332,159 shares with a market value of $150,613,589. This comprised 0.67% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 3,756,481 shares with a market value of $194,210,071. This comprised 0.91% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 424,322. About the company: American Express Company is a global payment and travel company. The Company’s principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world.
  • Ebay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 60,321 shares with a market value of $1,872,364. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 5,967,289 shares with a market value of $192,564,419. This comprised 0.90% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,906,968. About the company: eBay Inc. operates an online trading community. The Company’s service is used by buyers and sellers for the exchange of products and services such as coins, collectibles, computers, memorabilia, stamps and toys, as well as concert and sporting tickets. eBay also offers, through a subsidiary, secure online payment services.
  • Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 55,620,104 shares with a market value of $245,840,864. This comprised 1.09% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 4,392,278 shares with a market value of $182,894,453. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -51,227,826. About the company: Citigroup Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company’s services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services.
  • Ensco PLC (NYSE:ESV): On 3/31/11 Citadel Advisors LLC reported holding 3,532,903 shares with a market value of $204,343,110. This comprised 0.91% of the total portfolio. On 6/30/11, Citadel Advisors LLC held 3,422,507 shares with a market value of $182,419,620. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -110,396. About the company: Ensco PLC is an international offshore contract drilling company. The Company’s operations are concentrated in the geographic regions of Asia Pacific (which includes Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand), Europe/Africa and North and South America.

(Note:  Data on the contents of the fund’s 13F filing are sourced from whalewisdom.com.  Positions in warrants, preferred shares, other convertible securities, puts, and calls are not considered.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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