Will Toyota’s #1 Spot In Consumer Reports Survey Steer These Top Institutional Shareholders Their Way?

Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) has been named #1 in the yearly car brand perception survey conducted annually by Consumer Reports, which took the views of more than 2000 Americans on categories such as quality, safety, performance and design. In fact, the top six brands remained the same as in 2012, but Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) made an appearance at #10.

Will Toyota Motor Corp.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 9.158 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $93.25 on 12/31/2012.

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

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 4,578,556 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $426,950,347. This brought the portfolio total to 1.18%.

Thornburg Investment Management Inc. held 1,493,724 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $139,289,763. This brought the portfolio total to 0.65%.

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC. held 1,311,047 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $122,255,133. This brought the portfolio total to 0.64%.

Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd. held 368,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $34,316,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.6%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 298,568 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $27,841,466. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Ngam Advisors L.P. held 237,376 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $22,135,312. This brought the portfolio total to 0.54%.

World Asset Management Inc. held 214,579 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $20,009,492. This brought the portfolio total to 0.46%.

Bmo Financial Corp. held 136,058 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $12,687,409. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Aperio Group LLC. held 103,433 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $9,645,127. This brought the portfolio total to 0.33%.

Calvert Investment Management Inc. held 66,283 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $6,180,890. This brought the portfolio total to 0.95%.

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