Will Ford’s Dealership Incentive Program Steer These Top Institutional Shareholders Their Way?

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) revealed a new dealership incentive program that will match dollar for dollar, up to a limit of $750,000, any amount invested by dealers in the renovation of their dealerships. Ford’s dealers, numbering approximately 3100, are all eligible and the incentive is not tied to any volume or customer satisfaction milestones. Said Ken Czubay, Vice President of United States Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford, “It is our affirmative action to support our dealers in a great low-interest, growing market.”

Will Ford Motor Co.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 592.615 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $12.86 on 12/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Ford Motor Co. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 159,154,214 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,061,047,041. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 40,757,668 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $527,811,793. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

AllianceBernstein L.P. held 32,391,079 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $419,464,467. This brought the portfolio total to 0.5%.

J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 22,870,682 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $296,175,328. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Legal & General Group PLC. held 18,169,677 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $235,297,314. This brought the portfolio total to 0.37%.

Standard Life Investments Ltd. held 14,882,029 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $192,722,273. This brought the portfolio total to 1.39%.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. held 12,093,382 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $156,609,295. This brought the portfolio total to 0.33%.

Cambiar investors llc held 11,059,505 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $143,220,588. This brought the portfolio total to 2.52%.

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. held 10,291,166 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $133,270,598. This brought the portfolio total to 0.37%.

Eaton Vance Management held 10,000,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $15,850,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

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Here’s how Ford finished trading Monday:

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