Will Green Mountain Coffee Roasters SLOWDOWN Deter These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Year-to-date, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GMCR) shares are down 55 percent. On Thursday, a research report came out and disclosed the company had a “noticeable slowdown” in its May K-Cup coffee pods sales to U.S. offices; its stock hit a new low after the news came out.

According to Boston-based research firm Detwiler Fenton, it said sales growth usually eases in June and rebounds in August but with the year’s earlier-than-expected slowing, some distributors are now reviewing their fall outlook and checking out alternatives such as single-serve cups compatible with Green Mountain’s Keurig machines; they are not licensed by the company.

With the company’s slowing of K-Cup coffee pod sales, will Green Mountain’s largest shareholders decrease their holdings?423 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 135.369 million shares on 03/31/2012. The shares closed at $46.84 on 03/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2012.

FMR LLC held 23,228,073 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,088,002,943. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

Capital Research Global Investors held 13,887,956 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $650,511,861. This brought the portfolio total to 0.28%.

Wellington Management Co LLP held 11,675,701 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $546,889,837. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

Ameriprise Financial Inc held 6,996,965 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $327,737,842. This brought the portfolio total to 0.23%.

Lone Pine Capital LLC held 5,986,474 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $280,406,443. This brought the portfolio total to 1.7%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 5,749,216 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $269,293,278. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Blair William & Co/IL held 3,730,430 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $174,733,342. This brought the portfolio total to 0.79%.

State Street Corp held 3,466,616 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $162,376,294. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 3,351,445 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $156,981,684. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 2,756,713 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $129,124,437. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

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