Institutional ownership of a stock How often is this reported?
February 20, 2012 2:23 PM Subscribe
I can log onto my Ameritrade account and find the percentage of a company's stock that is "Held by Institutions". How often is this information reported and what constitutes an "Institution"?
posted by Rafaelloello to work & money (4 answers total)
I own a stock that trades on the Toronto and AMEX exchanges and I frequently check the "% Held by Inst", but don't check it daily. The number seems to stay stagnant for a period of time and then suddenly jump up, but it doesn't seem like the number changes at regular intervals (monthly, quarterly, etc.). I was wondering what the trigger or reporting requirement is that causes the number to suddenly change. It seems like it can stay the same for two months and then change twice in the same month. The number is reported to two decimal places but certainly doesn't change very often relative to the precision of the number.