Will Vodafone’s Possible Bid Get The Attention Of These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Vodafone PLC. (NASDAQ:VOD) is said to be mulling a bid for German cable operator Kabel Deutschland, according to German publication Manager Magazin and reported by Reuters. Vodafone’s German operations head proposed the buyout plan to the senior management of Kabel Deutschland and the move represents Vodafone’s second foray into fixed line networks after their 2012 purchase of British fixed operator Cable and Wireless. Vodafone’s operations are predominantly mobile in continental Europe and analysts have suggested that they acquire cable assets to keep up with the competition.

Will  Vodafone Group PLC.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 282.04 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $25.19 on 12/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Vodafone Group plc at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Institutional Capital LLC. held 29,093,934 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $732,876,213. This brought the portfolio total to 4.09%.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC. held 22,026,860 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $554,856,615. This brought the portfolio total to 1.11%.

BMO Financial Corp. held 18,336,106 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $461,886,520. This brought the portfolio total to 0.42%.

Wells Fargo & Company/MN held 11,313,760 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $284,993,620. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

Blackrock advisors LLC. held 10,004,231 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $252,006,584. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. held 9,574,678 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $241,186,144. This brought the portfolio total to 0.49%.

Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. held 9,441,183 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $237,823,405. This brought the portfolio total to 2.29%.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 7,012,239 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $176,638,304. This brought the portfolio total to 0.49%.

Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc. held 6,595,804 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $166,148,306. This brought the portfolio total to 2.53%.

Robeco Investment Management Inc. held 6,270,462 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $157,952,941. This brought the portfolio total to 0.58%.

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