Will Delta’s Performance Make These Top Institutional Shareholders Happy?

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) reported operational results for the month of March experiencing a 0.1 percent increase in traffic and a 0.6 percentage points growth in load factor, as capacity saw a 0.6 percent decline. The airline reported a solid operational performance during the month, with completion factor of 99.3 percent, and 84.9 percent of flights arrived on-time. Monthly consolidated passenger unit revenue, or PRASM, experienced an increase of 2 percent year-over-year, mainly due to improved trans-Atlantic and Latin performance, partially offset in the Pacific by the impact of a weakening yen.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Delta in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 19,500 shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $16.51 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Delta at the end of March 31, 2013.

Fulton Bank N.A. held 19,500 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $322,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04 percent.

Wellington Management Co LLP held 65,618,325 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $778,889,510. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05 percent.

Janus Capital Management LLC held 46,241,409 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $548,885,520. This brought the portfolio total to 0.6 percent.

Vanguard Group Inc held 42,341,153 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $502,589,481. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06 percent.

Lansdowne Partners Limited Partnership held 35,210,088 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $417,943,741. This brought the portfolio total to 6.95 percent.

Wayzata Investment Partners LLC held 34,247,453 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $406,517,263. This brought the portfolio total to 52.56 percent.

Capital World Investors held 32,371,588 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $384,250,746. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14 percent.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 18,496,781 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $219,556,788. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05 percent.

Alliancebernstein LP held 17,248,373 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $204,738,186. This brought the portfolio total to 0.25 percent.

FMR LLC held 15,074,590 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $178,935,382. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03 percent.

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