10 Large Cap Stocks Being Snapped By Institutional Investors

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Compiled by Luis Gonzalez:The following is a list of large cap stocks that have seen significant institutional buying over the last three months.

To compile the list, we started with a universe of about 120 stocks with market caps north of $10B. We then narrowed down the list by only focusing on those stocks that saw significant increases in institutional ownership over the last three months.

The smart money seems to think there's potential with these names--what do you think? Full details below.


Institutional data sourced from Reuters, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

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The list has been sorted by the change in institutional ownership.

1. The Blackstone Group (BX): Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $19.31B. Institutional investors currently own 146,010,881 vs. 110,176,674 shares held three months ago (32.52% change). Short float at 0.42%, which implies a short ratio of 1.55 days. The stock has gained 19.39% over the last year.

2. Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD): Beverages Industry. Market cap of $94.17B. Institutional investors currently own 32,721,557 vs. 28,461,188 shares held three months ago (14.97% change). Short float at 0.17%, which implies a short ratio of 1.21 days. The stock has gained 14.32% over the last year.

3. Deutsche Bank AG (DB): Foreign Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $35.06B. Institutional investors currently own 259,553,261 vs. 232,455,551 shares held three months ago (11.66% change). Short float at 0.47%, which implies a short ratio of 2.72 days. The stock has lost -22.46% over the last year.

4. American International Group, Inc. (AIG): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $38.16B. Institutional investors currently own 133,241,303 vs. 121,889,770 shares held three months ago (9.31% change). Short float at 14.23%, which implies a short ratio of 2.85 days. The stock has gained 99.97% over the last year.

5. Transocean Ltd. (RIG): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $24.67B. Institutional investors currently own 233,015,143 vs. 213,967,045 shares held three months ago (8.9% change). Short float at 4.53%, which implies a short ratio of 2.24 days. The stock has lost -16.26% over the last year.

6. Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (PHG): Electronic Equipment Industry. Market cap of $31.1B. Institutional investors currently own 41,354,034 vs. 40,461,677 shares held three months ago (2.21% change). Short float at 0.05%, which implies a short ratio of 0.47 days. The stock has gained 9.17% over the last year.

7. Nomura Holdings Inc. (NMR): Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $23.86B. Institutional investors currently own 46,765,976 vs. 45,822,586 shares held three months ago (2.06% change). Short float at 0.05%, which implies a short ratio of 1.69 days. The stock has lost -22.37% over the last year.

8. National Grid plc (NGG): Gas Utilities Industry. Market cap of $29.77B. Institutional investors currently own 14,800,602 vs. 14,542,613 shares held three months ago (1.77% change). Short float at 0.05%, which implies a short ratio of 0.48 days. The stock has lost -14.67% over the last year.

9. Barclays PLC (BCS): Foreign Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $58.16B. Institutional investors currently own 55,308,614 vs. 54,651,916 shares held three months ago (1.2% change). Short float at 0.19%, which implies a short ratio of 2.02 days. The stock has lost -6.58% over the last year.

10. Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (ABV): Beverages Industry. Market cap of $90.7B. Institutional investors currently own 21,846,565 vs. 21,610,245 shares held three months ago (1.09% change). Short float at 0.64%, which implies a short ratio of 1.95 days. The stock has gained 43.57% over the last year.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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