Will Herbalife’s Inquiry By The SEC Alarm These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF), the supplement manufacturer, has become the scene of a power struggle between Bill Ackman and his just short of 20 million shares in the company on the one side and hedge fund heavyweights, Dan Loeb and Carl Icahn, on the opposite and along side of the fence. Bemused investors watch as Ackman claims that Herbalife is just a pyramid scheme, while Loeb said that this just is not so, calling the allegations “preposterous.” The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly opening an inquiry into the company.

Will Herbalife Ltd.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 102,242 shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $32.94 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the nine largest positions in Herbalife Ltd. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 65,004 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,141,232. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. held 23,730 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $781,666. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

BB&T Corp. held 10,858 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $357,663. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Creative Planning held 1,390 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $45,787. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Spiderrock Trading LLC. held 1,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $0. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Trust Co. of Vermont held 260 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $8,564. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Spiderrock Trading LLC. held 0 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $0. This brought the portfolio total to %.

Fan Asset Management LLC. held 0 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $0. This brought the portfolio total to %.

Credo Capital Management LLC. held 0 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $0. This brought the portfolio total to %.

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