Will Dell’s Privatization Rumor Concern These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Dell Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DELL) rumored privatization by PE players TPG and Silver Lake Partners via a leveraged buyout were given a cautionary note by billionaire Wilbur Ross. Ross said that Dell’s earnings have been “in a kind of free fall” and he warned that the LBO’s sponsors and equity sponsors expecting a quick turnaround may be in for a tough road ahead.

Will Dell Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 10.576 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $10.14 on 12/31/2012.

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

Hexavest Inc. held 4,704,773 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $47,706,400. This brought the portfolio total to 0.92%.

Honeywell International Inc. held 1,240,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $12,573,600. This brought the portfolio total to 0.43%.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. held 1,062,939 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $10,778,202. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 476,562 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,832,339. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. /TX held 466,973 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,735,106. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

FirsT Citizens Bank & TRust co. held 429,027 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,350,334. This brought the portfolio total to 0.15%.

BB&T Corp. held 425,700 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,316,598. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

Royal London Asset Management Ltd. held 393,716 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,992,280. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

Country Fund Management held 365,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,701,100. This brought the portfolio total to 1.44%.

Pennsylvania Trust Co. held 160,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,622,400. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

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