Will Sirius XM Radio’s Share Purchases By Liberty Media Get Static From These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI)’s departure of their Chief Executive Officer, Mel Karmazin, has not caused Liberty Media (NASDAQ:STRZA) to lose time in purchasing another 50 million shares of the satellite radio broadcaster at an average price of $3.15 per share. The purchase gives Liberty Media a 50.7% stake in Sirius and majority control. On January 3, the Federal Communications Commission gave Liberty Media the go-ahead to take control of Sirius. Liberty has been trying to secure control of Sirius to introduce better technologies and push for international expansion.

Will SIRIUS XM Radio Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings?  They reported owning a total of 10.902 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $2.89 on 12/31/2012.

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

Sei Trust Co. held 6,020,700 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $17,399,824. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 1,252,800 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,620,592. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

Royal London Asset Management Ltd. held 927,042 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,679,151. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

Fan Asset Management LLC. held 551,100 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,592,679. This brought the portfolio total to 1.02%.

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. held 351,629 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,016,208. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Creative Planning held 308,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $890,120. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

First Dallas Securities Inc. held 256,581 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $741,519. This brought the portfolio total to 0.59%.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft /FI held 256,317 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $740,756. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Navellier & Associates Inc. held 155,434 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $449,204. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC. held 144,400 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $417,316. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

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