Will Ford’s Alleged Inaccurate Advertising Of Fuel Economy Concern These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F), according to their Chief Operating Officer, Mark Fields, who spoke to reporters at an event in Detroit, claimed that they are doing well on the sales front and that consumers have a good perception of their products. Ford Motor Co. has been in the news lately for a number of recalls, particularly its 2013 Escape crossover vehicle and the Ford Fusion. The company also faced heat from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly advertising a higher fuel economy for their Fusion and C-Max crossover models than was actually found in tests.

Will Ford Motor Co.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 2.21 billion shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $9.81 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Ford Motor Co. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 153,614,326 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,514,637,202. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

State Street Corp. held 145,459,106 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,434,226,735. This brought the portfolio total to 0.21%.

Wellington Management Co. LLP. held 114,226,166 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,126,269,958. This brought the portfolio total to 0.4%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 98,941,041 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $975,558,630. This brought the portfolio total to 0.22%.

FMR LLC. held 68,740,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $94,930,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Loomis Sayles & Co. L.P held 55,482,735 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $700,068,000. This brought the portfolio total to 2.71%.

Northern Trust Corp. held 46,710,900 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $460,569,458. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

Pioneer Investment Management Inc. held 42,724,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $58,932,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.23%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 40,867,663 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $402,955,143. This brought the portfolio total to 0.15%.

Driehaus Capital Management LLC. held 39,500,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $54,485,000. This brought the portfolio total to 2.13%.

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