“Apple (AAPL) is an outlier in a major shift of stock ownership that’s unfolded over the past five years, according to a note issued Wednesday by Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Looking at the really big money — the top 30 shareholders who tend to hold 30-50% of shares outstanding — Morgan Stanley found big-money ownership to be at or near record highs for several stocks: Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ),” P.E.D. reports. “In contrast, the big 30 shareholders currently own what Huberty describes as ‘a record low’ 30% of Apple, compared with the 36% five-year average and a peak of 40% in 2009.”
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