Will Apple’s Lost Bid Ruin The Day For These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had their jury’s finding overruled by United States District Court Judge Lucy Koh, stating that Samsung intentionally violated their patents, thereby removing the possibility of the damages awarded against Samsung being tripled. This gives a breather to the Korean electronics giant as a decision otherwise would have led to the original award of $1.05 billion in damages being revised to over $3 billion. However, both Samsung and Apple lost their bids to set up a new trial.

Will Apple Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 49.15 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $532.17 on 12/31/2012.

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

Capstone Investment Advisors LLC. held 4,694,800 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,502,469,000. This brought the portfolio total to 18.79%.

Capstone Investment Advisors LLC. held 4,407,500 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,349,329,000. This brought the portfolio total to 17.64%.

AllianceBernstein LLP. held 4,156,413 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,211,918,235. This brought the portfolio total to 2.66%.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft /FI held 2,847,029 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,515,103,374. This brought the portfolio total to 11.93%.

California Public Employees Retirement System held 2,354,024 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,252,740,912. This brought the portfolio total to 2.79%.

Ing Investment Management Co. held 2,005,550 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,067,293,509. This brought the portfolio total to 3.34%.

Rhumbline Advisers held 1,748,363 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $930,426,308. This brought the portfolio total to 3.36%.

State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund A held 1,718,940 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $914,768,270. This brought the portfolio total to 5.08%.

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System held 1,631,982 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $868,491,833. This brought the portfolio total to 3.27%.

Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. held 1,578,269 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $839,907,387. This brought the portfolio total to 3.26%.

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