Are SUPERVALU’s Biggest Supporters Still Selling or Renewed Believers?

In 2012, SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) shares are down 42.12 percent. It’s been a tough month for the company as its stock has left the S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:SPY) and is down 25 percent. Last week, shares ended each day under $5.

The stock is now trading at its lowest point in more than two decades, reported MarketWatch.

Supervalu has been moving toward improving its pricing image but it’s been a slow process. Pete Van Helden, executive vice president of retail, recently left the company and Kevin Holt, a veteran of Meijer and recently Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), will take over. He brings a reputation of building strong retail teams, said Supervalu CEO Craig Herkert.

With Supervalu’s low share price and pricing image changes slow to take effect, will its largest shareholders decrease their positions? 402 institutional firms indicated owning shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 218.592 million shares on 03/31/2012. The shares closed at $5.71 on 03/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in SUPERVALU Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2012.

State Street Corp held 14,809,405 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $84,561,703. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

FMR LLC held 13,697,211 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $78,211,075. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 13,220,125 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $75,486,914. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

LSV Asset Management held 10,793,714 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $61,632,107. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

Global Thematic Partners LLC held 10,031,226 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $57,278,301. This brought the portfolio total to 0.83%.

Elm Ridge Management LLC held 7,619,825 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $43,509,201. This brought the portfolio total to 1.98%.

Tiger Global Management LLC held 7,500,000 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $42,825,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.72%.

Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC held 5,962,854 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $34,047,897. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 5,891,926 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $33,642,898. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

GW Capital Inc held 5,775,400 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $32,977,534. This brought the portfolio total to 2.2%.

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