Will WellPoint’s Improvement In Their Core Operations Sit Well With These Top Institutional Shareholders?

WellPoint Inc. (NYSE:WLP) reported fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.03 and revenue of $15.54 billion, beating by $0.08 and $0.31 billion, respectively. The benefit expense ratio was 87.3% during the quarter, a decrease of 30 basis points from the year ago quarter. As of December 31, 2012, the company had 36.1 million medical enrollment members. “Our fourth quarter results were stronger than originally expected, reflecting improved operating performance, solid expense management, and improving execution in our core operations,” said John Cannon, interim President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our fourth quarter results reflected lower than anticipated commercial medical costs and stability in our membership base. Our results were supported by the strength of our operating cash flow and year-end balance sheet metrics,” said Wayne DeVeydt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Will WellPoint Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 6.3 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $60.92 on 12/31/2012.

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

Nordea Investment Management AB held 3,042,404 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $185,343,246. This brought the portfolio total to 1.33%.

Marathon Asset Management LLP. held 1,040,332 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $63,377,024. This brought the portfolio total to 1.46%.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. held 303,510 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $18,489,829. This brought the portfolio total to 0.18%.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. held 223,047 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $13,588,023. This brought the portfolio total to 0.13%.

Texas Permanent School Fund held 167,949 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $10,231,453. This brought the portfolio total to 0.11%.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 116,632 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $7,105,221. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

Calvert Investment Management Inc. held 104,500 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $6,366,140. This brought the portfolio total to 0.98%.

Exxonmobil investment management inc /tx held 97,168 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $5,919,474. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft /FI held 93,719 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $5,709,361. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

MU Investments Co. Ltd. held 75,630 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,607,379. This brought the portfolio total to 1.48%.

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