Will Sony’s Slap On The Wrist For A Serious Cyber Attack Alarm These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) has been fined by Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office for £250,000, or about $396,100, for security measures that “were simply not good enough” to prevent a hacking attack on their PlayStation Network that compromised the personal information of millions of users. According to David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection, the cyber attack was one of the most serious ever reported to the regulator and Sony should have known better considering they had access to both the technical knowledge and resources to keep this information safe.

Will Sony Corporation’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 596,640 shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $11.20 on 12/31/2012.

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

Qs Investors LLC. held 379,200 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,247,040. This brought the portfolio total to 0.08%.

Calvert Investment Management Inc. held 160,436 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,796,883. This brought the portfolio total to 0.28%.

Cacti Asset Management LLC. held 20,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $224,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Galaxy Capital Trading Ltd. held 15,600 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $174,720. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

First New York Securities LLC. /NY held 12,500 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $140,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

Nordea Investment Management AB held 5,151 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $57,691. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC./OH held 1,355 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $15,176. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

DA Davidson & Co. held 1,240 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $13,888. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Hexavest Inc. held 699 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $7,829. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc./ held 400 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,480. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

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