Will Sony’s Speculation Dismissal Satisfy These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Sony Corporation’s (NYSE:SNE) Chief Executive Officer, Kazuo Hirai, dismissed speculation concerning their divestment of their Sony Pictures unit, saying that it was a profitable business “and I like to have profitable businesses in my portfolio.” Hirai clarified this with reference to 4K, the new generation of television technology, where a consumer buying a Sony 4K TV will also gain access to Sony’s movie content, allowing Sony to leverage their movie studio ownership to benefit their electronics business. In addition to the entertainment assets, Sony also owns a substantial financial services business in Japan, both of which have proven profitable during the times when the electronics division has had huge losses.

Will Sony Corporation’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 217,040 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.

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%.

D.A 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%.

Creative Planning held 50 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $560. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Kessler Investment Group LLC. held 9 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $101. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

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