Will Wal-Mart’s Decision To Hire Veterans Make These Top Institutional Shareholders Stand Up and Cheer?

Wal-Mart Inc. (NYSE:WMT), currently the largest private employer of war veterans in the United States, announced they are planning to hire over 100,000 more with job offers being issued from Memorial Day in May, according to Reuters. Any honorably discharged veteran will be eligible for these offers within his or her first 12 months off from active service. Walmart’s move has the support of First Lady Michelle Obama who said in Walmart’s defense, “As our wars come to an end and our troops continue to come home, it’s more important than ever that all of us, not just government, but our businesses and non-profits as well, do our part to serve those who have served us so bravely.”

Will Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 18.045 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $68.23 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Cullinan Associates Inc. held 3,394,561 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $231,610,908. This brought the portfolio total to 36.02%.

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC. held 3,011,411 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $205,468,583. This brought the portfolio total to 3.88%.

Hexavest Inc. held 1,778,364 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $121,337,782. This brought the portfolio total to 2.35%.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. held 1,241,468 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $84,705,366. This brought the portfolio total to 0.81%.

Capstone Investment Advisors LLC. held 825,200 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $56,303,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.42%.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 717,032 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $48,923,096. This brought the portfolio total to 0.95%.

Acadian Asset Management LLC. held 670,855 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $45,772,439. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35%.

Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. /TX held 535,231 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $36,518,813. This brought the portfolio total to 0.89%.

Navellier & Associates Inc. held 529,206 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $36,107,727. This brought the portfolio total to 1.11%.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 405,702 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $27,681,049. This brought the portfolio total to 0.08%.

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