Will The Hacking Attempt At Barnes & Noble Cause Concern For These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) revealed that a sophisticated hacking attack sold credit card information about their customers at sixty-three  Barnes & Noble stores across the nation. The hackers are alleged to have broken into keypads in front of registers where customers swipe their credit cards and enter confidential identification numbers. The FBI has been investigating the matter.

Will Barnes & Noble, Inc.s shareholders decrease their holdings?  They reported owning a total of 1.567 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $12.78 on 09/30/2012.

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

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 1,094,945 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $13,993,397. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Nomura Holdings Inc held 158,484 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,025,425. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc held 90,338 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,154,520. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

STRS Ohio held 64,500 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $824,310. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co/NY held 52,487 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $670,784. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Manulife Asset Management (North America) Ltd held 31,462 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $402,084. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Virtu Financial LLC held 24,800 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $316,944. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado held 16,900 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $215,982. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Hanson & Doremus Investment Management held 16,170 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $206,653. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

Tradeworx Inc. held 10,918 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $139,532. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

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