Will Time Warner’s Control Of The Superman Franchise Animate These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) wrestled a major legal victory that gave them control of the Superman franchise after a three-judge panel of the ninth United States Circuit of Appeals ruled in their favor. The court held a 2001 letter written by an attorney representing the heirs of Superman”s co-creator, Jerome Siegel, who accepted the offer by Warner Brothers to purchase their 50% share in Superman, as legally binding. In October, Warner Brothers also secured clear rights to the other half of Superman when a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that the family of Superman’s other co-creator, Joseph Shuster, gave up their rights to the superhero franchise by accepting annual pension payments from DC Comics.

Will Time Warner Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 3.059 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $47.83 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Time Warner Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Marathon Asset Management LLP held 755,250 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $36,123,609. This brought the portfolio total to 0.83%.

River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP. held 520,603 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $24,900,442. This brought the portfolio total to 5.39%.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 314,351 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $15,035,409. This brought the portfolio total to 0.29%.

Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc./MO held 313,573 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $14,998,197. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35%.

Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc. held 235,365 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $11,257,508. This brought the portfolio total to 2.54%.

Calvert Investment Management Inc. held 216,746 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $10,366,962. This brought the portfolio total to 1.6%.

AbneR Herrman & Brock LLC. held 129,966 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $6,216,274. This brought the portfolio total to 3.14%.

Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands held 95,122 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,549,685. This brought the portfolio total to 0.89%.

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. held 88,883 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,251,274. This brought the portfolio total to 0.15%.

Advantus Capital Management Inc. held 80,065 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,829,509. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

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