Will AT&T’s Possible Acquisitions in Europe Ring the Bell for These Top Institutional Shareholders?

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is said to be scouting for suitable acquisition candidates in Europe. Cheap valuations for European wireless companies, inefficient and outdated pricing, slow 4G roll outs and the possibility of linking up European countries with common wireless plans provide a window of opportunity for them. Names being tossed up include Royal KPN NV, the biggest telecom company in the Netherlands, and Everything Everywhere, a wireless carrier in the United Kingdom.

Will AT&T Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 48.846 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $33.28 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in AT&T, Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Fisher Asset Management Llc. held 6,136,508 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $206,861,679. This brought the portfolio total to 0.57%.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. held 4,694,542 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $158,253,007. This brought the portfolio total to 1.51%.

Hexavest Inc. held 4,145,006 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $139,728,148. This brought the portfolio total to 2.7%.

Texas Permanent School Fund held 3,141,551 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $105,901,681. This brought the portfolio total to 1.15%.

Capstone Investment Advisors LLC. held 2,463,300 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $83,037,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.62%.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 2,147,093 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $72,378,503. This brought the portfolio total to 1.4%.

Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. /TX held 1,817,577 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $61,270,519. This brought the portfolio total to 1.5%.

Honeywell International Inc. held 1,387,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $46,755,769. This brought the portfolio total to 1.58%.

Royal London Asset Management Ltd. held 1,304,323 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $43,968,727. This brought the portfolio total to 1.53%.

StifeL Nicolaus & Co. Inc. \MO held 1,170,527 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $39,458,464. This brought the portfolio total to 0.93%.

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