Will Monster Beverage’s Lawsuit Cause These Top Institutional Shareholders to Have Nightmares?

Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:MNST) is down over 6% due to reports of a lawsuit alleging the death of a teenager was caused by her consumption of two cans of the company’s Monster Energy Drink.  According to reports, the United States Federal Drug Administration is also investigating five deaths linked to the highly caffeinated drink. Monster Beverage counters this by claiming that they have sold over 8 billion energy drinks worldwide, safely.

Will Monster Beverage’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 4.705 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $54.06 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Monster Beverage Corp at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 1,867,583 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $100,961,540. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

STRS Ohio held 390,884 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $21,131,190. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

Cornerstone Capital Management Inc //MN held 319,129 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $17,252,114. This brought the portfolio total to 1.11%.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC held 276,765 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $14,961,916. This brought the portfolio total to 0.15%.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc held 271,258 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $14,664,208. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. held 244,097 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $13,195,884. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

SEI Trust Co held 197,367 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $10,669,660. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company Ltd held 132,363 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $7,155,544. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

CIM LLC held 115,605 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $6,249,606. This brought the portfolio total to 4.38%.

Mesirow Financial Investment Management US Value Equity held 96,196 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $5,200,356. This brought the portfolio total to 1.44%.

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