Will Facebook’s Legal Win Give These Top Institutional Shareholders Something To Cheer About?

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was able to win a court battle against a German privacy watchdog who complained their policy requires users to register with their real names, the Associated Press reports. The watchdog claimed that they will appeal the court decision and said the ban on fake names is a breach of German privacy laws.

Will Facebook, Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 863.208 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $26.62 on 12/31/2012.

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

FMR LLC. held 74,743,056 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,989,660,213. This brought the portfolio total to 0.36%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 33,193,967 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $883,623,429. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

Sands Capital Management LLC. held 26,797,536 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $713,350,431. This brought the portfolio total to 2.86%.

Morgan Stanley held 26,319,938 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $700,636,772. This brought the portfolio total to 0.41%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 26,311,904 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $700,422,907. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

Capital Research Global Investors held 24,873,200 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $662,124,605. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

Jennison Associates LLC. held 22,376,854 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $595,671,872. This brought the portfolio total to 0.72%.

Winslow Capital Management LLC. held 21,263,110 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $566,024,006. This brought the portfolio total to 1.81%.

Baillie Gifford & Co. held 20,578,390 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $547,796,759. This brought the portfolio total to 1.82%.

Wellington Management Co. LLP. held 20,370,317 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $542,257,856. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

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