Will Alcatel-Lucent’s Performance Program Implementation Please These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) arranged a senior secured credit facility of €1.615 billion that will enhance their liquidity profile, extend their maturity profile over the next several years, and provide the flexibility required to implement their Performance Program which has a cost reduction target of €1.25 billion. With maturities between 3 and a half to 6 years, the facility will be secured by, among other things, the intellectual property portfolio of the company.

Will Alcatel-Lucent’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 206.188 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $1.10 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the nine largest positions in Alcatel-Lucent at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC. held 92,677,988 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $101,945,789. This brought the portfolio total to 0.53%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc /MD/ held 33,620,900 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $36,982,991. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Neuberger Berman Group LLC. held 10,933,722 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $12,027,094. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Managed Account Advisors LLC. held 7,674,940 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $8,442,434. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

FMR LLC. held 7,179,052 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $7,896,957. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Northern Trust Corp. held 3,456,113 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,801,724. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Kopp Investment Advisors LLC. held 3,169,119 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,486,031. This brought the portfolio total to 1.41%.

Gruber & McBaine Capital Management LLC. held 3,100,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,410,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.92%.

Deutsche Bank AG held 2,547,146 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,801,861. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

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