Are Curtiss-Wright’s Top Institutional Shareholders Optimistic About the Future?

In 2012, Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) shares are down 13.22 percent. On Thursday, the company announced that its Flow Control business segment’s Electro-Mechanical Division business unit and Westinghouse Electric Company LLC have entered into a strategic alliance. They will develop business opportunities for refurbishing large motors for North American commercial nuclear power applications and collaborate on developing new technology.

With the new strategic alliance, will Curtiss-Wright’s largest shareholders increase their holdings? 191 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 33.907 million shares on 03/31/2012. The shares closed at $36.90 on 03/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Curtiss-Wright Corp. at the end of March 31st, 2012.

Gamco Investors Inc. Et AL held 2,599,659 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $96,213,375. This brought the portfolio total to 0.69%.

Allianz Asset Management of America L.P. held 2,409,343 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $89,169,780. This brought the portfolio total to 0.23%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 2,390,774 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $88,482,542. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 2,108,333 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $78,029,401. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Gabelli Funds LLC held 1,535,500 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $56,828,852. This brought the portfolio total to 0.38%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 1,242,496 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $45,984,775. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Snyder Capital Management LP held 1,202,380 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $44,500,082. This brought the portfolio total to 2.44%.

Robeco Investment Management Inc. held 1,022,695 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $37,849,940. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

Fmr LLC held 1,021,982 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $37,823,552. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

State Street Corp held 1,006,803 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $37,261,777. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

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