Do R.R. Donnelley & Sons’ Institutional Investors Think Edgar Will Energize Shares?

So far in 2012, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company’s (NASDAQ:RRD) shares are down 26.13%. On May 22, the company announced the acquisition of Edgar Online for $70.5 million. The company produces software that assists corporations and investors in managing and submitting regulatory filings.

The companies have had a working relationship since 2008 and according to R.R. Donnelley, the deal will encompass $1.092 per common share, the assumption of debt and a payment that is equal to the to the preferred shares’ redemption price. The deal should close in the third quarter.

With its acquisition of Edgar Online (NASDAQ:EDGR), will R.R. Donnelley’s largest shareholders increase their holdings? 417 institutional firms indicated owning shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ:RRD) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 199.603 million shares on 03/31/2012. The shares closed at $12.13 on 03/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company at the end of March 31st, 2012.

Capital Research Global Investors held 22,476,957 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $278,489,505. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

Allianz Asset Management of America L.P. held 19,914,138 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $246,736,177. This brought the portfolio total to 0.63%.

Capital World Investors held 14,150,400 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $175,323,461. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 9,944,157 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $123,208,109. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Ameriprise Financial Inc held 9,711,595 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $120,326,665. This brought the portfolio total to 0.08%.

LSV Asset Management held 7,318,528 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $90,676,564. This brought the portfolio total to 0.25%.

Elm Ridge Management LLC held 6,767,444 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $83,848,633. This brought the portfolio total to 3.82%.

State Street Corp held 6,407,089 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $79,383,835. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 6,331,607 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $78,448,613. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Wedge Capital Management LLP/NC held 6,136,787 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $76,034,793. This brought the portfolio total to 0.96%.

About the company: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides commercial printing and information services. The Company provides solutions that include commercial printing, direct mail, financial printing, print fulfillment, labels, forms, logistics, call centers, transactional print-and-mail, print management, online services, digital photography, color services, and content and database management.

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