Will US Airways’ Imminent Merger Fly Well With These Top Institutional Shareholders?

US Airways (NYSE:LCC) and AMR Corp’s imminent merger will likely create the world’s largest carrier with the most traffic. Citing research by J.P Morgan (NYSE:JPM), the WSJ said that overlapping routes in the transaction are similar in number to what regulators approved in the most recent big airline mergers. Concern could, however, revolve around coveted takeoff and landing slots at major airports such as LaGuardia Airport in New York and Reagan National Airport near Washington. Fares are unlikely to go up for consumers because competition in the sector is quite elevated.

Will  US Airways Group, Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 54.362 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $13.50 on 12/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in US Airways Group, Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 10,931,725 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $147,578,288. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Telemark Asset Management LLC. held 8,100,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $109,350,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.8%.

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC. held 4,673,269 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $63,089,132. This brought the portfolio total to 0.33%.

Wedge Capital Management LLP./NC held 2,953,280 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $39,869,280. This brought the portfolio total to 0.51%.

Marathon Asset Management LLP. held 2,741,275 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $37,007,213. This brought the portfolio total to 0.85%.

Eagle Asset Management Inc. held 2,488,612 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $33,596,262. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

State of new jersey common pension fund a held 2,400,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $32,400,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.18%.

Northcoast Asset Management LLC. held 2,361,643 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $31,882,181. This brought the portfolio total to 3.14%.

Turner Investments L.P. held 2,216,443 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $29,921,981. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

Hourglass Capital LLC. held 1,810,365 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $24,439,928. This brought the portfolio total to 4.96%.

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