These Institutional Investors Hold Stock Positions in This Media Giant

344 institutional firms indicated owning shares of News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) in both Q2 2011and Q3 2011. These firms reported owning a total of 1.542 billion shares on 06/30/2011 and 1.355 billion shares on 09/30/2011. The shares closed at $17.60 on 06/30/2011 and $15.48 on 09/30/2011, for an aggregate market value of $27.138 billion and $20.975 billion, respectively.

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on the ten largest positions at the end of September 30th, 2011.

  • CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS held 96,184,273 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $1,692,843,205. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 128,393,273 shares worth $1,987,527,866. This represented an increase of 32,209,000 shares or $294,684,661.
  • DODGE & COX held 136,406,714 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $2,400,758,166. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 127,628,914 shares worth $1,975,695,589. This represented a reduction of 8,777,800 shares or $425,062,578.
  • VANGUARD GROUP INC held 84,032,308 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $1,478,968,621. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 86,614,120 shares worth $1,340,786,578. This represented an increase of 2,581,812 shares or $138,182,043.
  • STATE STREET CORP held 82,036,856 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $1,443,848,666. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 77,602,839 shares worth $1,201,291,948. This represented a reduction of 4,434,017 shares or $242,556,718.
  • YACKTMAN ASSET MANAGEMENT CO/IL held 66,299,024 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $1,166,862,822. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 77,079,367 shares worth $1,193,188,601. This represented an increase of 10,780,343 shares or $26,325,779.
  • FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC held 79,350,384 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $1,396,566,758. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 69,352,679 shares worth $1,073,579,471. This represented a reduction of 9,997,705 shares or $322,987,287.
  • BLACKROCK INSTITUTIONAL TRUST COMPANY N.A. held 54,691,867 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $962,576,859. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 54,591,103 shares worth $845,070,274. This represented a reduction of 100,764 shares or $117,506,585.
  • SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT INC/TN/ held 61,240,354 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $1,077,830,230. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 52,463,859 shares worth $812,140,537. This represented a reduction of 8,776,495 shares or $265,689,693.
  • JANUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC held 58,183,591 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $1,024,031,202. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 52,327,109 shares worth $810,023,647. This represented a reduction of 5,856,482 shares or $214,007,554.
  • LONE PINE CAPITAL LLC held 4,726,120 shares on 06/30/2011 which were worth $83,179,712. On 09/30/2011 the firm held 26,522,223 shares worth $410,564,012. This represented an increase of 21,796,103 shares or $327,384,300.

About the company: News Corporation is a diversified global media company. The Company’s operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming. The Company provides television, direct satellite, and cable broadcasting and the publication of newspapers, magazines, books and promotional inserts.

Competitors to Watch: News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS), The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP), Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN), and Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO).

(Note: Data regarding News Corp.’s institutional shareholders are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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