Will Anheuser-Bush InBev’s Strong Statement To The DOJ Give Strength To These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) has issued a strong statement regarding the action taken by the United States Department of Justice to block the company’s proposed $20 billion acquisition of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo. Claiming the decision is inconsistent with the law, the facts and the reality of the marketplace, Anheuser-Busch InBev said, “We remain confident in our position and we intend to vigorously contest the DOJ’s action in federal court.”

Will  Anheuser-Busch InBev’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 16.268 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $87.41 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Anheuser-Busch InBev at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Gardner Russo & Gardner held 3,980,288 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $347,916,989. This brought the portfolio total to 4.79%.

First Manhattan Co. held 2,466,993 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $215,639,867. This brought the portfolio total to 1.58%.

CI Investments Inc. held 2,021,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $176,655,617. This brought the portfolio total to 1.68%.

Harding Loevner L.P. held 1,604,855 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $140,280,381. This brought the portfolio total to 1.5%.

Beck mack & Oliver LLC. held 1,136,613 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $99,351,346. This brought the portfolio total to 3.1%.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. held 795,927 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $69,571,982. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

Robeco Investment Management Inc. held 743,870 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $65,021,679. This brought the portfolio total to 0.24%.

Qs Investors LLC. held 449,400 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $39,282,056. This brought the portfolio total to 0.73%.

Beach Investment Counsel Inc./PA held 318,800 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $27,866,309. This brought the portfolio total to 3.71%.

Mackenzie Financial Corp. held 252,055 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $22,032,128. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

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