Will Limited Brands’ Net Sales Delight These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LTD) reported net sales of $922 million during the four weeks ending November 24 versus $872.6 million in the previous year. Comparable store sales were up 5% overall, with Victoria’s Secret Stores showing a growth of 4% compared to 11% last year. Bath and Body Works was flat at 6%, however, La Senza showed 5% growth compared to 7% contraction in the previous year.

Will Limited Brands, Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 183.136 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $49.01 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Limited Brands, Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

FMR LLC. held 19,850,250 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $977,823,282. This brought the portfolio total to 0.18%.

Primecap Management Co./CA/ held 14,469,029 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $712,744,344. This brought the portfolio total to 1.2%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 10,390,024 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $511,812,565. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

State Street Corp. held 9,515,290 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $468,723,169. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

Blackrock Advisors LLC. held 7,850,974 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $386,738,966. This brought the portfolio total to 0.39%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 6,671,633 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $328,644,630. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

Wells Fargo & Company/MN held 5,593,296 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $275,525,752. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 5,411,886 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $266,589,495. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Marsico Capital Management LLC. held 4,352,480 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $214,403,157. This brought the portfolio total to 0.87%.

Janus Capital Management LLC. held 4,337,701 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $213,675,144. This brought the portfolio total to 0.28%.

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