Will Walt Disney’s Latest Business Venture Targeting The Asian Market Gratify These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) has acquired Studio Ex, a Korean game development studio specialising in multiplayer, free to play online and mobile games. Studio X has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and their main focus will be to develop games which are targeted at the Asian market. Existing Disney brands and characters or new ones will feature in these games. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Will Walt Disney Co.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 1.195 billion shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $51.49 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Walt Disney Co. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

State Street Corp. held 76,092,981 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,978,140,954. This brought the portfolio total to 0.58%.

FMR LLC. held 74,318,380 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,885,364,816. This brought the portfolio total to 0.7%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 73,477,464 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $3,841,401,728. This brought the portfolio total to 0.49%.

Massachusetts Financial Services Co./MA/ held 53,182,724 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,780,392,746. This brought the portfolio total to 2.3%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 47,905,780 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,504,514,120. This brought the portfolio total to 0.57%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc./MD/ held 44,134,344 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,307,343,450. This brought the portfolio total to 0.68%.

State farm mutual automobile insurance co held 42,206,018 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $2,206,530,570. This brought the portfolio total to 4.39%.

Wellington Management Co. LLP. held 37,450,799 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,957,927,726. This brought the portfolio total to 0.7%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 29,123,876 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,522,596,202. This brought the portfolio total to 0.56%.

Northern Trust Corp. held 27,553,852 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,440,515,349. This brought the portfolio total to 0.6%.

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