Will Vodafone’s Auction Halt Filing Be Just What These Top Institutional Shareholders Desire?

Vodafone Group PLC. (NASDAQ:VOD), India’s second-biggest mobile phone operator, filed a petition in the Delhi High Court to stop the government from auctioning off spectrum rights, claiming their current license allows them renewal rights.

Will Vodafone Group PLC.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 636.537 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $25.19 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Vodafone Group PLC. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

FMR LLC. held 45,364,547 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,142,732,963. This brought the portfolio total to 0.21%.

Invesco Ltd. held 30,692,969 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $773,155,906. This brought the portfolio total to 0.41%.

Institutional Capital LLC. held 29,093,934 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $732,876,213. This brought the portfolio total to 4.09%.

Dodge & Cox held 24,142,133 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $608,140,343. This brought the portfolio total to 0.82%.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC. held 22,026,860 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $554,856,615. This brought the portfolio total to 1.11%.

Dimensional Fund Advisors L.P. held 18,034,949 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $454,300,375. This brought the portfolio total to 0.51%.

Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC. held 16,309,108 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $410,826,439. This brought the portfolio total to 2.37%.

Morgan Stanley held 15,077,486 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $379,801,880. This brought the portfolio total to 0.22%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 12,781,495 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $321,965,866. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

Wellington Management Co. LLP. held 11,472,680 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $288,996,815. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

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