Urban Outfitters’s Top Institutional Shareholders for Q4 2011

229 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) in both Q3 2011and Q4 2011. These firms reported owning a total of 115.377 million shares on 09/30/2011 and 107.571 million shares on 12/31/2011. The shares closed at $22.31 on 09/30/2011 and $27.56 on 12/31/2011, for an aggregate market value of $2.574 billion and $2.965 billion, respectively.

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on the ten largest positions at the end of December 31st, 2011.

GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC held 11,050,864 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $246,544,776. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 10,449,149 shares worth $287,978,546. This represented a reduction of 601,715 shares or $41,433,771.

MASSACHUSETTS FINANCIAL SERVICES CO /MA/ held 9,787,537 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $218,359,950. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 9,998,742 shares worth $275,565,330. This represented an increase of 211,205 shares or $57,205,379.

MAVERICK CAPITAL LTD held 7,681,266 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $171,369,044. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 7,401,082 shares worth $203,973,820. This represented a reduction of 280,184 shares or $32,604,775.

WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT CO LLP held 4,646,322 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $103,659,444. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 7,168,436 shares worth $197,562,096. This represented an increase of 2,522,114 shares or $93,902,652.

VANGUARD GROUP INC held 6,544,052 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $145,997,800. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 6,395,630 shares worth $176,263,563. This represented a reduction of 148,422 shares or $30,265,763.

STATE STREET CORP held 4,523,259 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $100,913,908. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 4,333,119 shares worth $119,420,760. This represented a reduction of 190,140 shares or $18,506,851.

CAPITAL GUARDIAN TRUST CO held 4,111,819 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $91,734,682. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 3,896,237 shares worth $107,380,292. This represented a reduction of 215,582 shares or $15,645,610.

CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS held 3,175,000 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $70,834,250. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 3,175,000 shares worth $87,503,000. This represented a reduction of 0 shares or $16,668,750.

STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS LTD held 3,445,337 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $76,865,468. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 3,067,016 shares worth $84,526,961. This represented a reduction of 378,321 shares or $7,661,492.

BLACKROCK INSTITUTIONAL TRUST COMPANY N.A. held 2,834,883 shares on 09/30/2011 which were worth $63,246,240. On 12/31/2011 the firm held 2,933,554 shares worth $80,848,748. This represented an increase of 98,671 shares or $17,602,509.

About the company: Urban Outfitters, Inc. operates retail stores and direct response, including a catalog and Web sites. The Company’s Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie retail concepts sell fashion apparel, accessories, and household and gift merchandise. Urban also designs and markets young women’s casual wear which it provides to the Company’s retail operations and sells to retailers worldwide.

Competitors to Watch: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE), Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSUN), Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO), The Wet Seal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTSLA), Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT), and The Walking Co. Hldgs., Inc. (WALK).

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