AOL: These Institutional Shareholders Won Big Quarter-Over-Quarter

AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) earnings are out, and investors who accumulated shares in Q1 are smiling all the way to the bank. The shares closed at $18.97 on 03/31/2012 and are trading at $26.40 today.

Revenue in the January through March period fell 4 percent to $529.4 million, beating analysts’ average forecast of $526.5 million. Total advertising revenue grew 5 percent on strong growth in third-party network ads and international growth, but display advertising fell 1 percent.

73 institutional firms indicated owning shares of AOL in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 12.773 million shares on 03/31/2012 . Here are the ten largest positions in AOL, Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2012.

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Iridian Asset Management LLC/CT held 3,341,863 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $63,395,139. This represented an increase of 36.12%, bringing the portfolio total to 1.08%.

State Street Corp held 2,440,904 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $46,303,947. This represented a reduction of 1.38%, bringing the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 1,636,546 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $31,045,276. This represented an increase of 45.48%, bringing the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Meditor Group LTD held 1,579,503 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $29,963,171. This represented a reduction of 48.01%, bringing the portfolio total to 3.92%.

Qs Investors LLC held 1,338,700 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $25,395,138. This represented an increase of 41.87%, bringing the portfolio total to 0.39%.

Oxford Asset Management held 265,843 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $5,043,042. This represented a reduction of 20.85%, bringing the portfolio total to 0.08%.

Dupont Capital Management Corp held 207,200 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,930,584. This represented an increase of 0%, bringing the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Lane Douglas C & Associates Inc held 190,742 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,618,376. This represented a reduction of 28.87%, bringing the portfolio total to 0.17%.

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC held 173,830 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,297,555. This represented an increase of 9.95%, bringing the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc held 151,409 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $2,872,229. This represented an increase of 2.12%, bringing the portfolio total to 0.01%.

About the company: AOL Inc is a web services company. The Company’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL focuses on attracting consumers and providing online advertising services on company owned and operated properties as well as third party websites. AOL also operates an internet subscription access service.