What Do Amazon.com’s Top Institutional Shareholders Think of Its Spending Habits?

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Though the web retail giant has posted significant growth — 22 percent, to be specific — the retailer has not been sitting idly by, watching the cash pour in. Au contraire, the firm has been watching the money pour out as well, as it rivals its huge income with huge investments which also increasing 22 percent. Large amounts of the cash outflow has gone toward jacking up the company’s instant video streaming division, where license fees can cost a lot, and quick — just ask Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Amazon.com Inc. in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 102.635 million shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $266.49 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Amazon.com Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2013.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 16,433,434 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $4,379,345,666. This brought the portfolio total to 0.48%.

State Street Corp. held 13,863,384 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $3,694,453,067. This brought the portfolio total to 0.49%.

Baillie Gifford & Co. held 11,895,369 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $3,169,996,769. This brought the portfolio total to 10.01%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 9,634,848 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,567,590,549. This brought the portfolio total to 0.53%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. held 6,138,460 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,635,838,145. This brought the portfolio total to 0.53%.

Bank of New york Mellon Corp. held 4,666,295 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,243,520,909. This brought the portfolio total to 0.4%.

Morgan Stanley held 4,464,159 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,189,653,688. This brought the portfolio total to 0.61%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 3,247,960 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $865,548,829. This brought the portfolio total to 0.33%.

UBS Global Asset Management Americas Inc. held 3,108,191 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $828,301,789. This brought the portfolio total to 1.05%.

Sleep Zakaria & Co. Ltd. held 2,931,000 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $781,082,161. This brought the portfolio total to 62.77%.

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