Will Baidu’s Latest Technology Animate These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), the leading Chinese Internet search provider, announced their development of a speech recognition application that can provide voiced answers to questions asked by their users as well as provide information on stocks, locations and weather.  Analysts expect the application to steal the march over rivals due to its integration with Baidu’s massive database.

Will Baidu, Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 210.648 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $116.89 on 09/30/2012.

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

Baillie Gifford & Co. held 25,636,053 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,996,598,220. This brought the portfolio total to 10.33%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 21,296,118 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,489,303,220. This brought the portfolio total to 0.73%.

Capital Research Global Investors held 13,304,894 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,555,209,052. This brought the portfolio total to 0.72%.

Oppenheimer Funds Inc. held 8,159,982 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $953,820,291. This brought the portfolio total to 1.66%.

Invesco Ltd. held 7,607,949 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $889,293,154. This brought the portfolio total to 0.47%.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. held 7,514,820 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $878,407,305. This brought the portfolio total to 2.03%.

Vontobel Asset Management Inc. held 7,064,519 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $825,771,622. This brought the portfolio total to 12.69%.

Jennison Associates LLC. held 6,982,306 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $816,161,744. This brought the portfolio total to 0.97%.

FMR LLC held 5,984,675 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $699,548,657. This brought the portfolio total to 0.13%.

Thornburg Investment Management Inc. held 5,355,811 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $626,040,745. This brought the portfolio total to 2.99%.

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