Will Time Warner’s Possible Sale of Their New York Headquarters Placate These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) is weighing the sale of their 1.1 million square foot New York headquarters building. According to sources, real estate brokers have been asked to provide a valuation of the building, but analysts say that the property could go for as much as $1,000 a square foot, leading to a price tag in excess of $1 billion. However, sources say  that the company could also consider other options such as a sale and lease back, transferring other New York located offices to this building, or vacating it completely. Time Warner recently started the overhaul of their CNN news channel while their Time magazine unit proposed cutting 500 jobs.

Will Time Warner Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 52.125 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.

Longview Partners (Guernsey) Ltd. held 9,087,821 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $434,670,495. This brought the portfolio total to 4.9%.

ManninG & Napier Advisors LLC. held 6,301,197 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $301,386,264. This brought the portfolio total to 1.58%.

AllianceBernstein L.P. held 5,162,642 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $246,929,176. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

Sarasin & Partners LLP. held 4,819,411 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $230,512,437. This brought the portfolio total to 4.08%.

California Public Employees Retirement System held 3,000,141 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $143,496,750. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

Sound Shore Management Inc. /CT/ held 2,183,800 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $104,451,158. This brought the portfolio total to 2.34%.

Rhumbline Advisers held 1,703,400 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $81,473,625. This brought the portfolio total to 0.29%.

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System held 1,676,237 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $80,174,419. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. held 1,597,528 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $76,409,767. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. held 1,012,244 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $48,415,632. This brought the portfolio total to 0.47%.

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