Will Disney’s Top Institutional Shareholders Applaud This Expansion?

DisneyCorporation(NYSE:DIS): Disney is gearing up to launch anew channelin Germany, Europe’s largest TV market, in January. The company obtained the means when it bought thefree-TV broadcaster Das Vierte from a russian media mogul.Disney said the new channel will be a 24-hour family entertainment network, largely stocked with series and films from Disney’s massive program library, though Disney said it will also invest in local production and third-party acquisitions, theHollywood Reportersaid.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Walt Disney Co.in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 115.647 million shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $56.80 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Walt Disney Co. at the end of March 31st, 2013.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 78,979,851 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $4,486,055,477. This brought the portfolio total to 0.49%.

Fisher Asset Management LLCheld 8,352,086 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $474,399,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.26%.

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLCheld 2,625,182 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $149,110,336. This brought the portfolio total to 0.49%.

Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLCheld 2,376,867 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $135,006,000. This brought the portfolio total to 3.16%.

John W. Bristol & Co Inc.held 1,973,343 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $112,086,000. This brought the portfolio total to 2.04%.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. held 1,582,787 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $89,902,300. This brought the portfolio total to 0.81%.

Alliance Trust Plc.held 1,391,750 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $79,051,399. This brought the portfolio total to 0.64%.

British Columbia Investment Management Corp. held 1,261,047 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $71,627,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.82%.

Taube Hodson Stonex Partners LLPheld 1,191,944 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $67,702,418. This brought the portfolio total to 6.52%.

Pacific Heights Asset Management LLCheld 1,015,000 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $57,651,999. This brought the portfolio total to 1.07%.

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