Will Apple’s Mac Pro Removal Stress These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) consumers in Europe who are looking for a Mac Pro are now out of luck. Apple’s online stores in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, and other European countries show all three editions of the Mac Pro as “currently unavailable.” The news isn’t exactly a surprise as Apple told European retailers and distributors last month that they will stop selling the Mac Pro on March 1 due to new safety regulations. The regulations impose certain electrical requirements and the Mac Pro’s ports and fans are not in compliance.

Will Apple Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 726.028 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $529.09 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the eight largest positions in Apple Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 42,083,340 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $22,395,490,329. This brought the portfolio total to 2.8%.

FMR LLC. held 41,157,281 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $21,902,669,526. This brought the portfolio total to 3.95%.

State Street Corp. held 36,838,788 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $19,604,497,180. This brought the portfolio total to 2.84%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP held 26,597,500 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $14,177,265,000. This brought the portfolio total to 3.16%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 25,239,746 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $13,431,835,197. This brought the portfolio total to 3.13%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 23,598,905 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $12,558,628,871. This brought the portfolio total to 3.69%.

J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 15,353,475 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $8,170,658,528. This brought the portfolio total to 2.84%.

Northern Trust Corp. held 13,550,305 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $7,211,065,580. This brought the portfolio total to 2.97%.

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