Could UPS’s Bid Rejection By The EU Influence These Top Institutional Shareholders?

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has had their $7 billion bid to acquire TNT Express rejected by the European Union on the grounds that, “It would have drastically reduced choice between providers and probably lead to price increases,” according to EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia. “We worked hard with UPS on possible remedies until very late in the procedure, but what they offered was simply not enough to address the serious competition problems we identified,” he said.

Will United Parcel Service, Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 30.069 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $73.73 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in United Parcel Service, Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Jensen Investment Management Inc. held 2,230,130 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $164,427,492. This brought the portfolio total to 3.08%.

California Public Employees Retirement System held 1,832,863 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $135,136,995. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

AllianceBernstein L.P. held 1,418,814 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $104,609,161. This brought the portfolio total to 0.13%.

Rhumbline Advisers held 1,387,164 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $102,275,606. This brought the portfolio total to 0.37%.

Mackenzie Financial Corp. held 1,329,800 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $98,046,158. This brought the portfolio total to 0.46%.

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System held 1,251,474 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $92,271,182. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35%.

Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. held 1,247,415 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $91,971,912. This brought the portfolio total to 0.36%.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. held 1,214,042 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $89,511,321. This brought the portfolio total to 0.87%.

Parametric Risk Advisors LLC. held 898,259 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $66,228,639. This brought the portfolio total to 7.08%.

Scott & Stringfellow LLC. held 811,661 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $59,843,768. This brought the portfolio total to 1.09%.

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