Will Boeing’s Contract Possibility Attract These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Boeing (NYSE:BA) is one of five manufacturers that has been shortlisted by Malaysia in its attempt to purchase 18 combat aircraft by 2015 in replacement of its ageing fleet of Russian-made MIG-29s, the defence minister stated on Thursday. The choice was between the Britain-backed Eurofighter Typhoon, Sweden’s SAAB JAS-39 Gripen, France’s Dassault Aviation Rafale, Boeing’s F/A 18E/F Super Hornet, and Russia’s Sukhoi Su-30, Zahid Hamidi informed Reuters. Industry sources stated that the purchase has the potential to run into billions of dollars. This deal will assist in modernizing the air power of the Southeast Asian nation, currently in dispute with China over parts of the South China Sea and with militants from the southern Philippines over its far eastern state of Sabah.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Boeing in Q4 2012. They reported owning a total of 576.196 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $74.88 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Boeing at the end of December 31, 2012.

Capital World Investors held 65,183,500 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,912,228,600. This brought the portfolio total to 1.81 percent.

Evercore Trust Company N.A. held 64,066,646 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,828,062,482. This brought the portfolio total to 19.89 percent.

State Street Corp held 32,411,858 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,442,557,639. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35 percent.

Vanguard Group Inc held 32,404,483 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,442,001,859. This brought the portfolio total to 0.31 percent.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc /MD/ held 31,191,388 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,350,583,019. This brought the portfolio total to 0.69 percent.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 18,489,524 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,393,370,540. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32 percent.

Jennison Associates LLC held 12,663,099 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $954,291,148. This brought the portfolio total to 1.15 percent.

Wellington Management Co LLP held 11,462,113 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $863,784,843. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06 percent.

Northern Trust Corp held 9,584,290 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $722,272,100. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3 percent.

Neuberger Berman Group LLC held 8,865,899 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $668,134,154. This brought the portfolio total to 0.9 percent.

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