Will Wal-Mart’s Latest Service Whet The Appetites Of These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) launched their new Goodies Co. Box, a service that delivers tasting samples of new foods to subscribers’ homes for $7.00 per month and subscribers will receive gift boxes filled with five to eight food samples. The Thanksgiving theme, for instance, includes wine biscuits, pumpkin soufflé mix and bars of quinoa infused with dark chocolate.

Will Wall-Mart Stores Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 551.546 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $73.80 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

State Street Corp. held 76,816,752 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $5,669,076,532. This brought the portfolio total to 0.83%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 45,906,317 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,387,886,335. This brought the portfolio total to 0.77%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 31,055,889 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,291,924,703. This brought the portfolio total to 0.84%.

Northern Trust Corp. held 23,016,188 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,698,594,745. This brought the portfolio total to 0.71%.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. held 16,800,850 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,239,902,781. This brought the portfolio total to 2.47%.

Blackrock Group Ltd. held 15,244,778 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,125,064,663. This brought the portfolio total to 0.92%.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC. held 14,728,070 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,086,931,611. This brought the portfolio total to 3.15%.

Dodge & Cox held 14,650,249 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,081,188,421. This brought the portfolio total to 1.41%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 13,855,118 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,022,507,751. This brought the portfolio total to 0.47%.

Lazard Asset Management LLC. held 12,713,524 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $938,258,110. This brought the portfolio total to 2.16%.

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