Will McDonald’s Sales Decline Cause These Top Institutional Shareholders To Lose Their Appetites?

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) store sales fell 1.8% during October, while United States sales fell 2.2% due to heightened competition. Comparable sales in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa segment dropped 2.4% and in Europe, they fell 2.2%. This is the first drop in comparable sales for McDonald’s since 2003.

Will McDonald’s Corp.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 104.783 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $91.75 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in McDonald’s Corp. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 11,711,221 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,074,504,527. This brought the portfolio total to 0.39%.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 5,743,623 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $526,977,410. This brought the portfolio total to 1.46%.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. held 3,396,667 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $311,644,197. This brought the portfolio total to 0.62%.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. held 3,265,998 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $299,655,317. This brought the portfolio total to 0.86%.

UBS Global Asset Management Americas Inc. held 2,798,150 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $256,730,263. This brought the portfolio total to 0.37%.

Nordea Investment Management AB held 2,470,005 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $226,622,959. This brought the portfolio total to 1.69%.

MitsubishI UFJ Trust & Banking corp held 2,452,176 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $224,987,148. This brought the portfolio total to 0.62%.

Montag & Caldwell LLC. held 2,233,434 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $204,917,570. This brought the portfolio total to 1.62%.

Charles Schwab  Investment Management Inc. held 1,954,831 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $179,355,744. This brought the portfolio total to 0.5%.

Rhumbline Advisers held 1,944,787 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $178,434,207. This brought the portfolio total to 0.67%.

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