Will SAP AG’s Projected Earnings Keep These Top Institutional Shareholders Interested?

SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) provided bullish guidance for the year and projected earnings to rise 12% as introductions of new mobile web-based programs and the fast Hana database helped their growth despite shrinking economies such as the Euro zone. Adjusted operating profit is expected to rise to €5.85 billion-€5.95 billion from €5.21 billion in 2012, versus projections of €6.11 billion by analysts. SAP expects sales to exceed €20 billion by 2015, aided by new product introductions.

Will  SAP AG’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 7.208 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $80.38 on 12/31/2012.

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

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 6,398,783 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $514,334,160. This brought the portfolio total to 1.42%.

Sei Trust Co. held 246,245 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $19,793,172. This brought the portfolio total to 0.29%.

Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership held 136,126 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $10,941,808. This brought the portfolio total to 2.35%.

BB&T Corp. held 127,861 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $10,277,467. This brought the portfolio total to 0.45%.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. held 72,480 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $5,825,942. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Calvert Investment Management Inc. held 27,171 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,184,005. This brought the portfolio total to 0.34%.

Central Bank & Trust Co. held 23,514 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,890,055. This brought the portfolio total to 1.06%.

Acuity Investment Management Inc. held 23,300 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,872,854. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

Ramsey Asset Management held 22,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,768,360. This brought the portfolio total to 3.33%.

Capstone Investment Advisors LLC. held 17,700 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,422,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

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