Will Toyota’s Impending Boardroom Shuffle Be Just What These Top Institutional Shareholders Are Looking For?

Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) is likely to implement the long expected elevation of Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, who spearheaded the development of Toyota’s Prius hybrid car, to the position of Chairman, though a final decision is yet to be made. Toyota watchers claim, however, that this is unlikely to upset the the power base of president Akio Toyoda as “It’s a case of a pro-Akio executive replacing another Akio supporter as chairman. This isn’t going to change the whole scheme of things at Toyota,” according to Reuters.

Will Toyota Motor Corp.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 4.808 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%.

Vantage Investment Partners LLC. held 36,222 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,377,702. This brought the portfolio total to 1.7%.

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%.

DA Davidson & Co. held 16,870 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,573,128. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

First New York Securities LLC. /NY held 15,050 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,403,413. This brought the portfolio total to 0.52%.

Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc. held 8,740 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $815,005. This brought the portfolio total to 0.81%.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft /FI held 6,464 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $602,768. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Capital One National Association held 4,675 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $435,944. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

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