Do EMC’s Largest Investors See Opportunity, Despite NetApp’s Gloom?

So far in 2012, EMC Corporation’s (NYSE:EMC) shares are up 11.33 percent. At this week’s EMC World 2012, it’s been a good one for EMC. TechWeek Europe reported that EMC has a new deal with Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) to supply them with 20 petabytes of data through its scale-out Isilon architecture. The company also announced plans for its next generation of Isilon OneFS scale-out NAS operating system; its code has the name Mavericks.

Meanwhile, shares are falling today due to Netapp’s (NASDAQ:NTAP) disappointing report, which has been a drag on the sector outlook. With the news of EMC’s (NYSE:EMC) Facebook deal and its next generation operating system, will this incite its largest shareholders to increase their positions in the stock? 1301 institutional firms indicated owning shares of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 2.735 billion shares on 03/31/2012. The shares closed at $29.88 on 03/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in EMC Corporation at the end of March 31st, 2012.

HBK Investments LP held 140,000,000 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $262,850,000. This brought the portfolio total to 4.59%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP held 94,688,000 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $177,777,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

State Street Corp held 89,122,682 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $2,662,985,663. This brought the portfolio total to 0.41%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 85,417,311 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $2,552,269,181. This brought the portfolio total to 0.34%.

Lord Abbett & Co. LLC held 75,247,000 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $141,652,478. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

Scepter Holdings Inc. held 74,990,000 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $140,692,000. This brought the portfolio total to 10.46%.

Capital World Investors held 60,062,000 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,794,652,510. This brought the portfolio total to 0.63%.

Wellington Management Co LLP held 56,380,493 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,684,649,084. This brought the portfolio total to 0.59%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 54,571,271 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,630,589,532. This brought the portfolio total to 0.37%.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc /MD/ held 49,472,911 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,478,250,539. This brought the portfolio total to 0.45%.

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