Will The Statement By Japan’s Prime Minister Hurt Toyota’s Relationship With These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) is one of the companies that received powerful words from the newly-installed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was critical of China’s stance on a territorial dispute relating to a group of tiny uninhabited islands, saying he was unwilling to negotiate their ownership. Referring to Chinese protests that damaged Japanese factories and stores in that country, he said, “It was wrong for China, as a country responsible to the international community, to achieve a political goal by allowing damage to Japanese-affiliated companies and Japanese nationals that have made contributions to the Chinese economy.” Strong words that could reignite tensions and prove prejudicial to sales in the Middle Kingdom by Japanese companies.

Will Toyota Motor Corp.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 4.709 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $93.25 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Toyota Motor Corp. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 4,578,556 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $426,950,347. This brought the portfolio total to 1.18%.

Calvert Investment Management Inc. held 66,283 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $6,180,890. This brought the portfolio total to 0.95%.

BB&T Corp. held 35,271 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,289,021. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

Huntington National Bank held 20,120 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,876,190. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

Stifel Nicolaus & Co Inc. /MO held 4,286 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $399,670. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Atria Investments LLC. held 3,069 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $286,184. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Creative Planning held 923 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $86,070. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Central Bank & Trust Co. held 536 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $49,982. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

Trust Co. of Vermont held 125 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $11,656. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 4,740,858 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $372,204,772. This brought the portfolio total to 1.03%.

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