Will Advance Auto Parts’s Pending Deal Satisfy These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE:AAP) is again in the thick of takeover rumours. StreetInsider.com reported “positive chatter about a pending deal,” and it could be the result of the company’s move to hire the Blackstone group to scout for serious interest.

Will Advance Auto Parts Inc.’s shareholders increase their  holdings? They reported owning a total of 69.553 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $68.44 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Advance Auto Parts Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. held 7,223,245 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $494,358,905. This brought the portfolio total to 3.76%.

Wellington Management Co. LLP> held 4,245,064 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $290,532,191. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 3,827,428 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $261,949,182. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

Massachusetts Financial Services Co. /MA/ held 3,528,997 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $241,524,563. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

State Street Corp. held 3,053,358 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $208,971,829. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

Merchants’ Gate Capital L.P. held 2,111,062 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $144,481,088. This brought the portfolio total to 6.48%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 1,948,808 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $133,376,424. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

Blackrock Fund Advosors held 1,712,420 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $117,198,029. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

FMR LLC. held 1,546,246 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $105,825,080. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Bessemer Group Inc. held 1,417,752 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $97,030,950. This brought the portfolio total to 1.03%.

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