eBay (EBAY) shareholders' proxy proposal votes will be announced later this week. But institutional investors have already been voting with their pocket books.In the first quarter, more than 200 institutional investors -- mutual, index and pension funds -- either bought into eBay or increased their stakes in the online auctioneer, according to FactSet Research Systems' LionShares site. The net holdings in eBay of such investors increased in the first quarter by about 11.8 million shares, a stake that is now worth about $1.2 billion.
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Institutional investors that bought the most eBay shares in the first quarter
|Institutional Holder||Shares held, end Q1||Shares bought since Q4 '02||Percentage Stake in eBay||Portion bought in Q1|
|Marsico Capital Management LLC||4,487,342||4,487,342||1.4%||100.0%|
|TCW Asset Management Co.||8,156,898||3,559,292||2.6||43.6|
|Fidelity Management & Research Co.||8,883,653||3,243,811||2.8||36.5|
|Barclays Global Investors, N.A.||8,522,531||2,007,112||2.7||23.6|
|Northern Trust Global Investments||2,906,788||1,395,365||0.9||48.0|
|Morgan Stanley Investment Management (NY)||4,927,179||1,095,799||1.6||22.2|
|Merrill Lynch Asset Management, Inc.||1,428,768||903,717||0.5||63.3|
|ING Investments, Inc.||935,913||744,743||0.3||79.6|
|Jennison Associates LLC||840,200||742,700||0.3||88.4|
|ING Aeltus Investment Management, Inc.||861,046||710,041||0.3||82.5|
|Source: FactSet Research Systems' LionShares.|