Will Barclays PLC’s Employee Reduction Cause Distress For These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Barclays PLC. (NYSE:BCS) plans to reduce employee strength at their investment banking operations from 23,000 to about 21,000 following a strategic overhaul likely to be made public by their Chief Executive Officer Anthony Jenkins in February. Jenkins has been critically examining the bank’s different business sectors since he was appointed Chief Executive in the aftermath of the Libor rate fixing scandal.

Will Barclays PLC.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 811,399 shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $17.32 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Barclays PLC at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Kempner Capital Management Inc. held 239,535 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,148,746. This brought the portfolio total to 1.75%.

Calvert Investment Management Inc. held 167,917 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,908,322. This brought the portfolio total to 0.45%.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft /FI held 165,021 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,858,164. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

BB&T Corp. held 137,092 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,374,433. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. held 37,522 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $649,881. This brought the portfolio total to 0.36%.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 33,059 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $572,582. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Texas Capital Bancshares Inc./TX held 31,523 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $545,978. This brought the portfolio total to 0.57%.

Stifel Nicholas & Co./MO held 28,414 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $492,130. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Connable Office Inc. held 26,755 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $463,397. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC./OH .held 16,446 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $284,845. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

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