Are Tyco’s Titanic Institutional Investors Buying More After S&P’s Credit Rating?

So far in 2012, Tyco International’s (NYSE:TYC) shares are up 13.29 percent. On May 25, S&P reaffirmed its A- credit rating on the company. This came after the ratings agency reviewed recent SEC filings by Tyco that outlined plans for the company to break into three stand-alone entities.

S&P also removed the company from CreditWatch and gave it a stable outlook.

With the positive review by S&P, will Tyco’s largest shareholders increase their holdings? 633 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 389.416 million shares on 03/31/2012 . The shares closed at $55.92 on 03/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Tyco International Ltd. at the end of March 31st, 2012.

Oppenheimer Funds Inc held 20,865,928 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,172,247,841. This brought the portfolio total to 0.98%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 19,186,943 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,077,922,464. This brought the portfolio total to 0.15%.

State Street Corp held 18,089,038 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,016,242,160. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co held 17,450,691 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $980,379,826. This brought the portfolio total to 0.4%.

Dodge & Cox held 16,840,347 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $946,090,700. This brought the portfolio total to 1.21%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 11,964,811 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $672,183,086. This brought the portfolio total to 0.15%.

Ameriprise Financial Inc held 11,165,413 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $627,272,906. This brought the portfolio total to 0.44%.

Clearbridge Advisors LLC held 10,948,183 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $615,068,924. This brought the portfolio total to 1.15%.

Massachusetts Financial Services Co /MA/ held 10,285,723 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $577,851,921. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Invesco Ltd. held 9,848,876 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $553,309,857. This brought the portfolio total to 0.28%.

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