Will Carnival’s Triumph Fiasco Cause These Top Institutional Shareholders To Sail Away?

Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) may have to face waves of lawsuits from passengers who suffered on the company’s Triumph cruise ship, according to The New York Times. The fact that Triumph had mechanical problems last month prior to leaving on their last ill-fated cruise may have the potential to add to Carnival’s legal woes, the newspaper reported. The growth of the cruise industry likely will not see a slow down as a result of the incident.

Will Carnival Corporation’s shareholders decrrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 401.667 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $36.77 on 12/31/2012.

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

Price T Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 50,875,040 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,870,675,244. This brought the portfolio total to 0.55%.

Northern Trust Corp. held 38,479,414 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,414,888,070. This brought the portfolio total to 0.58%.

BarroW Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC. held 23,036,787 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $847,062,669. This brought the portfolio total to 1.7%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 19,263,182 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $708,307,211. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

State Street Corp. held 18,730,546 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $688,722,185. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Harris Associates L.P. held 17,751,250 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $652,713,471. This brought the portfolio total to 1.57%.

Primecap Management Co./CA/ held 15,940,364 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $586,127,192. This brought the portfolio total to 0.99%.

Blackrock institutional trust company n.a. held 11,423,395 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $420,038,239. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Oppenheimer Funds Inc. held 10,755,478 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $395,478,931. This brought the portfolio total to 0.64%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 10,721,992 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $394,247,651. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

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