Will Cnooc Ltd.’s Bid For Nexen Be Just The Thing That These Top Institutional Shareholders Are Looking For?

Cnooc Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) has made a $15.1 billion bid for Nexen (NYSE:NXY). According to a report by Bloomberg, Canada is likely to present China with a list of quid pro quos as a precondition for approval of this bid. Concessions that Canadian PM Stephen Harper may ask for include permission by China to proposed investments by Manulife Financial Corp. and Bank of Nova Scotia.

Will Cnooc Ltd.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 2.769 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $202.73 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in CNOOC Ltd. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Fisher Asset Management LLC held 1,994,520 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $404,349,031. This brought the portfolio total to 1.12%.

Nomura Holdings Inc held 457,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $92,647,608. This brought the portfolio total to 0.91%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 122,960 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $24,927,680. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC held 53,276 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $10,800,643. This brought the portfolio total to 0.11%.

Capstone Asset Management Co held 51,951 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $10,532,026. This brought the portfolio total to 0.42%.

Washington State Investment Board held 19,953 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $4,045,072. This brought the portfolio total to 7.68%.

Apex Capital Management held 18,665 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,783,955. This brought the portfolio total to 0.28%.

Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. ltd. held 12,316 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,496,823. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

TT International held 10,910 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,211,784. This brought the portfolio total to 29.31%.

BB&T Corp held 6,044 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,225,300. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

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