Will Ford’s Upbeat Vehicle Sales in China Steer These Top Institutional Shareholders in the Right Direction?

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) reported sales of 61,475 passenger cars and commercial vehicles in China this past January. On an overall basis, this was a 98% jump over last year, with passenger sales zooming 135% to 44,439 and commercial vehicles rising by 42% to 17,128 units. The company’s best-selling Focus sedan was a major contributor to the upbeat passenger vehicle sales performance.

Will Ford Motor Co.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 462.034 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $12.86 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Ford Motor Co. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 159,154,214 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,061,047,041. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 40,757,668 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $527,811,793. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

AllianceBernstein L.P. held 32,391,079 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $419,464,467. This brought the portfolio total to 0.5%.

Legal & General Group PLC. held 18,169,677 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $235,297,314. This brought the portfolio total to 0.37%.

Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking Corp. held 10,291,166 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $133,270,598. This brought the portfolio total to 0.37%.

California Public Employees Retirement System held 9,424,503 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $122,047,312. This brought the portfolio total to 0.27%.

Vantage Investment Partners LLC. held 9,047,281 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $117,162,287. This brought the portfolio total to 58.99%.

Rhumbline Advisers held 6,725,494 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $87,095,146. This brought the portfolio total to 0.31%.

California State Teachers Retirement System held 6,582,104 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $85,238,246. This brought the portfolio total to 0.31%.

Scott & Stringfellow LLC. held 6,562,430 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $84,983,467. This brought the portfolio total to 1.55%.

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