This data item is calculated as the difference between the current institutional ownership percentage and the percentage 3 months ago. Suppose institutional owners held 40% stake in the company 3 months ago and currently they hold only 34% the ownership change percentage is (34 – 40) = -6%

Institutional investor refers to large financial institutions like mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies  endowment funds etc. Examples of institutional investors are Life Insurance Corporation of India and HDFC Mutual Fund

Institutional investors have superior research capabilities and perform extensive analysis about the company before investing in it. A high institutional investor stake in a company is considered to be an endorsement about the company’s prospect. A drastic increase or decrease in institutional ownership percentage is a signal of potential change in fortunes of the company