Will Apple’s Top Institutional Shareholders Be Concerned By This Foresight?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Citi analyst Glen Yeung cited a Jefferies note from last week, and echoed that the iPhone 5S will likely be pushed back as a result of production delays. He also contended that iPad Mini demand is flattening out, consistant with a Digitimes report from last week as well. On a positive note, Yeung acknowledged that the company will be applying its Retina screen to the Macbook Air, which would joining the 13 inch and 15 inch Macbooks with the higher-resolution technology.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Apple Inc. in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 133.24 million shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $442.66 on 03/31/2013.

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

Vanguard Group Inc. held 43,247,824 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $19,144,081,930. This brought the portfolio total to 2.1%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 25,668,431 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $11,362,387,760. This brought the portfolio total to 2.33%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 12,562,591 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $5,560,956,578. This brought the portfolio total to 1.77%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 8,888,900 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $3,934,760,507. This brought the portfolio total to 1.51%.

Blackrock Group Ltd held 6,689,923 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,961,361,340. This brought the portfolio total to 2.19%.

AllianceBernstein L.P. held 3,935,042 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,741,885,706. This brought the portfolio total to 1.9%.

Baillie Gifford & Co. held 2,459,183 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,088,581,956. This brought the portfolio total to 3.44%.

Blackrock Inc. held 2,365,552 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,047,135,257. This brought the portfolio total to 2.02%.

Blackrock Investment Management LLC held 2,294,066 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,015,491,264. This brought the portfolio total to 1.77%.

Blackrock Advisors LLC held 1,809,048 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $800,793,194. This brought the portfolio total to 0.8%.

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