Who's Holding the Top Dividend Stocks?
Dividends4Life submits: The Internet provides investors with so much useful and interesting information. I could not imagine going back a decade or so and trying to analyze stocks without the Internet – waiting for quarterly reports to be mailed for owned companies, and calling the investor relations contacts for information on unowned companies. One of my job responsibilities is the statutory reporting for the corporation I work for. Filing 10-Ks, 10-Qs and other such required reports is often tedious, but it gives me a great appreciation of what information is available, including who owns some of the top dividend stocks.In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires institutional investment managers who exercise investment discretion over $100 million or more in Section 13(f) securities to report their holdings on Form 13F with the SEC. Because of this required filing, we can analyze the holdings of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (Warren Buffett’s holding company) or any other large institution. However, once the Form 13Fs are aggregated, we can see who the large shareholders are for any public company, including these high profile dividend growth companies:Complete Story »