Will Apple’s Patent Settlement With HTC Be Just What These Top Institutional Shareholders Desire?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and HTC recently reached a world wide patent settlement and a ten year licensing agreement. According to Reuters, Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou of  HTC Corp. is pleased about their patent settlement. However, they believe that media reports about the details of the licensing agreement are “outrageous.”

Will Apple Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 705.55 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $664.07 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Apple Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

FMR LLC. held 45,494,145 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $30,349,370,712. This brought the portfolio total to 5.48%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 40,986,611 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $27,342,372,331. This brought the portfolio total to 3.49%.

State Street Corp. held 36,796,828 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $24,547,347,224. This brought the portfolio total to 3.61%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 25,351,873 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $16,912,360,743. This brought the portfolio total to 3.86%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP. held 24,669,600 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $16,461,037. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 23,480,146 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $15,663,722,339. This brought the portfolio total to 4.6%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP. held 17,776,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $11,861,214. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 16,256,419 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $10,844,738,079. This brought the portfolio total to 3.91%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP. held 16,078,544 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $10,726,076,781. This brought the portfolio total to 26.12%.

Invesco Ltd. held 14,483,535 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $9,662,038,333. This brought the portfolio total to 5.07%.

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