Will Smith & Wesson’s Situation With CA Teachers Retirement Worry These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SWHC) and Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) are the companies that the California State Teachers Retirement System’s pension fund voted to divest their holdings in. Often referred to as Calstrs, they have conveyed their disapproval of arms and ammunition businesses such as the Freedom Group, the manufacturer of the weapon used in the tragedy at the Sandy Hook elementary school in December. The teachers said that they are uncomfortable keeping their retirement funds with these companies.

Will Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 38,470 shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $8.44 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Navellier & Associates Inc. held 36,891 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $311,360. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Creative Planning held 1,579 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $13,327. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 4,186,931 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $46,119,046. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Renaissance Technologies LLC. held 3,395,200 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $37,398,129. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

Acadian Asset Management LLC. held 2,007,521 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $22,112,845. This brought the portfolio total to 0.18%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 1,908,025 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $21,026,436. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. held 1,890,432 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $20,823,109. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 1,673,943 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $18,438,483. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Dimensional Fund Advisors L.P. held 1,567,984 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $17,271,344. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Morgan Stanley held 1,420,490 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $15,646,698. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

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