Will Ford’s Super Sales Impress These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Automaker Ford’s (NYSE:F) Focus model achieved the distinction of being the world’s bestselling passenger car in 2012 according to data from automotive research firm Polk. Ford sold 1.02 million Focus compact cars last year, with more than a quarter of these sold in China alone. Sales of the car in China were up by 51 percent and higher by 40 percent in the US compared to the previous year. Separately, Ford and its joint ventures had a record sales month in March in China, selling 81,387 vehicles, up 65 percent over the year ago period. For the quarter January to March, sales by Ford and its joint ventures rose 54 percent compared to the year earlier.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Ford in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 9.446 million shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $13.15 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Ford at the end of March 31, 2013.

James Investment Research held 3,091,332 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $40,651,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.57%.

Biondo Investment Advisors LLC held 1,090,206 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $14,336,000. This brought the portfolio total to 6.3%.

Shell Asset Management held 1,052,095 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $10,202. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

BKD Wealth Advisors LLC held 1,015,799 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $13,358,000. This brought the portfolio total to 8.41%.

LS Investment Advisors LLC held 939,539 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $12,355,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.62%.

BB&T Corp held 502,320 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $6,606,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.27%.

First Citizens Bank & Trust held 346,065 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $4,551,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

Creative Planning held 307,044 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $4,038,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

Huntington National Bank held 234,088 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $3,078,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

Burns JW & Co  held 189,297 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,489,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.05%.

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