Will Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s Expansion Here Be a Benefit for These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Year-to-date, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s (NYSE:ANF) shares are down 34.46 percent. The company opened its first store in Hong Kong on Saturday. Situated in the city’s Central district, it is the highest retail rent district in the world with A&F paying HK$7 million (US$902,000) monthly.

More information about the company’s Asian expansion could be addressed in the company’s upcoming second quarter report on August 15.

With news of its Hong Kong store opening and upcoming earnings report, will Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s largest shareholders increase their holdings? 148 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) in Q2 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 10.231 million shares on 06/30/2012. The shares closed at $34.14 on 06/30/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. at the end of June 30th, 2012.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 1,315,448 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $44,909,394. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co held 1,302,251 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $44,458,848. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia held 668,616 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $22,826,550. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

Kornitzer Capital Management Inc /KS held 499,103 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $17,039,376. This brought the portfolio total to 0.29%.

Bank of America Corp /DE/ held 421,750 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $14,398,545. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

River Road Asset Management LLC held 321,220 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $10,966,451. This brought the portfolio total to 0.18%.

Credit Suisse AG/ held 279,230 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $9,532,912. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

STRS Ohio held 227,256 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $7,758,520. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

UBS Global Asset Management Americas Inc held 212,511 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $7,255,125. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans held 198,900 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $6,790,446. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

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