Will Murphy Oil’s Newest Business’s Venture Give These Top Institutional Shareholders A Happy New Year?

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) subsidiary, Murphy Oil USA Inc, has agreed with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (NYSE:WMT) to build over 200 new gas stations at existing Wal-Mart Supercenters. Construction is expected to be completed over the next three years.

Will  Murphy Oil Corporation’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 158.224 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $51.05 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Murphy Oil Corporation at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 16,063,045 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $862,424,864. This brought the portfolio total to 0.25%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 9,230,263 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $495,572,808. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

State Street Corp. held 8,711,228 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $467,705,819. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

Capital World Investors held 8,252,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $443,049,869. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

Invesco Ltd. held 5,555,420 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $298,270,492. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

Bancorpsouth Inc. held 5,523,431 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $296,553,003. This brought the portfolio total to 38.01%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 5,193,707 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $278,850,122. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Third Point LLC. held 4,851,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $260,450,183. This brought the portfolio total to 5.14%.

Franklin Resources Inc. held 4,668,810 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $250,668,402. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC. held 4,356,272 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $233,888,238. This brought the portfolio total to 1.38%.

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