Will GlaxoSmithKline’s FDA Approval Gratify These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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GlaxoSmithKline PLC. (NYSE:GSK) and Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) stated that the United States Federal Drug Administration approved Promacta to treat Thrombocytopenia in patients diagnosed with Chronic Hepatitis C.

Will GlaxcoSmithKline PLC.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 253.216 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $45.61 on 09/30/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in GlaxoSmithKline PLC. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

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Dodge & Cox held 60,242,874 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,785,630,595. This brought the portfolio total to 3.63%.

FMR LLC. held 12,088,204 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $558,958,573. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 11,796,100 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $545,451,684. This brought the portfolio total to 1.51%.

Primecap Management Co./CA/ held 11,468,755 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $530,315,250. This brought the portfolio total to 0.9%.

State Street Corp. held 11,374,358 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $525,950,333. This brought the portfolio total to 0.08%.

Fiduciary Management Inc. /WI/ held 8,576,492 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $396,577,004. This brought the portfolio total to 3.54%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 7,149,271 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $330,582,303. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Wells Fargo & Company/MN held 7,106,653 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $328,611,647. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

Bank of America Corp. /DE/ held 6,609,739 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $305,634,342. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 6,480,669 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $299,666,145. This brought the portfolio total to 0.11%.

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