How Will This Shift Affect Coca-Cola’s Top Institutional Shareholders?

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO): The world’s largest soft drink maker is gearing up to replace its rather geriatric board with a younger set, as its members — some well into their 70s and 80s — are expected to step down from their positions. A younger crowd could change the direction that the company has been moving in, particularly in regards to merger and acquisition activity.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of The Coca-Cola Company  in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 636.544 million shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $40.44 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in The Coca-Cola Company at the end of March 31st, 2013.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 205,305,164 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $8,302,540,550. This brought the portfolio total to 0.91%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 103,436,127 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $4,182,956,834. This brought the portfolio total to 0.86%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 57,044,985 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,306,899,115. This brought the portfolio total to 0.73%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 37,828,039 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,529,765,845. This brought the portfolio total to 0.59%.

Blackrock Group Ltd held 30,237,600 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,222,808,502. This brought the portfolio total to 0.91%.

Blackrock Advisors LLC held 23,475,731 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $949,358,529. This brought the portfolio total to 0.95%.

Blackrock Investment Management LLC held 12,816,377 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $518,294,268. This brought the portfolio total to 0.9%.

Blackrock Inc. held 10,444,965 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $422,394,370. This brought the portfolio total to 0.82%.

Fisher asset Management LLC held 10,321,200 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $417,389,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.11%.

Alliancebernstein L.P. held 9,642,752 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $389,952,878. This brought the portfolio total to 0.43%.

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