Will The Home Depot’s Seasonal Recruitment Elate These Top Institutional Shareholders?

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) is gearing up for spring. The company has started recruiting for more than 80,000 seasonal positions to service customers during their annual peak season. It expects better sales growth this year and recruitment of spring associates are therefore higher by 10,000 compared to last year. “Spring is always a special season for us when we can offer employment opportunities for literally tens of thousands of Americans,” said Tim Crow, Executive Vice President, Human Resources. “We find some of our best associates during our peak season and many of them have built long, meaningful careers with us.”

Will The Home Depot, Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 216.134 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $61.85 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in The Home Depot, Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 69,173,068 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,278,354,150. This brought the portfolio total to 0.54%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 19,504,921 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,206,379,334. This brought the portfolio total to 0.43%.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 8,283,318 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $512,323,206. This brought the portfolio total to 1.42%.

Winslow Capital Management LLC. held 7,445,583 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $460,509,297. This brought the portfolio total to 1.47%.

Legal & General Group PLC. held 6,736,048 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $416,624,559. This brought the portfolio total to 0.65%.

AllianceBernstein L.P. held 6,443,366 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $398,522,177. This brought the portfolio total to 0.48%.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. held 4,237,031 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $262,060,361. This brought the portfolio total to 0.75%.

Sarasin & Partners LLP. held 4,029,927 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $249,250,979. This brought the portfolio total to 4.41%.

California Public Employees Retirement System held 3,969,880 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $245,537,072. This brought the portfolio total to 0.55%.

MitsubishI UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. held 3,701,338 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $228,927,750. This brought the portfolio total to 0.64%.

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