Will News Corporation’s Troubles Have A Negative Effect On These Top Institutional Shareholders?

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) is seeking to insulate other parts of the media group from the fallout of the phone hacking scandal and is planning to split the company by December 31, according to the Daily Telegraph. News Corporation had announced plans to separate the film and television divisions from the scandal hit newspaper and book publishing assets. According to the Daily Telegraph, after restructuring, the publishing division will likely be headed by Robert Thomson, managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal and Editor-in-Chief of  Dow Jones.

Will News Corporation’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 157.456 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $24.79 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in News Corporation at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Franklin Resources Inc. held 25,646,387 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $635,773,957. This brought the portfolio total to 0.41%.

Invesco Ltd. held 11,068,448 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $274,386,836. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

Elliott Associates L.P. held 10,095,822 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $250,275,437. This brought the portfolio total to 8.32%.

Baupost Group LLC./MA held 9,658,335 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $239,430,133. This brought the portfolio total to 7.22%.

J. P Morgan Chase & Co. held 9,021,253 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $223,636,870. This brought the portfolio total to 0.08%.

Dimensional Fund Advisors L.P. held 5,184,640 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $128,527,230. This brought the portfolio total to 0.15%.

D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. held 4,750,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $117,752,504. This brought the portfolio total to 0.28%.

CQS Cayman L.P held 4,171,380 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $103,408,514. This brought the portfolio total to 12.18%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 4,096,372 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $101,549,066. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Orbis Holdings Ltd. held 3,620,267 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $89,746,422. This brought the portfolio total to 0.97%.

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