How Will WD-40’s Top Institutional Shareholders Prepare for Today’s Earnings?

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In 2012, WD-40 Company’s (NASDAQ:WDFC) shares are up 25.76 percent. On Monday, the company will report its fiscal third quarter earnings. Analysts have estimated WD-40’s profit at $0.61 cents a share vs. last year’s $0.47 per shares; sales are expected to come in at $91.6 million.

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With earnings per share expected to increase, will WD-40’s largest shareholder increase its holding? 1 institutional firms indicated owning shares of WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) in Q2 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 44,933 shares on 06/30/2012. The shares closed at $49.81 on 06/30/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in WD-40 Company at the end of June 30th, 2012.

Shell Asset Management Co held 44,933 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $2,238,113. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC held 1,358,036 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $61,586,931. This brought the portfolio total to 1.33%.

Parnassus Investments /CA held 1,216,025 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $55,146,732. This brought the portfolio total to 0.98%.

Suntrust Banks Inc held 939,162 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $42,590,995. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 848,034 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $38,458,341. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 660,893 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $29,971,497. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. held 605,675 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $27,467,360. This brought the portfolio total to 0.62%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 488,763 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $22,165,401. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

State Street Corp held 387,509 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $17,573,533. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Renaissance Technologies LLC held 275,300 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $12,484,855. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

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