Will The Avian Flu Scare Off These Top Yum! Institutional Shareholders?

A report of five new cases of the deadly avian flu in China has sparked concerns in the country over the consumption of poultry, casting a spotlight on Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), which operates numerous Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the region. Yum! fell after closing on Wednesday, and sales were down 13 percent for March, and the company cited the flu strain as its cause.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 9.257 million shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $71.58 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the nine largest positions in Yum! Brands, Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2013.

Mondrian Investment Partners LTD held 6,735,100 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $484,523,090. This brought the portfolio total to 7.1%.

SPF Beheer BV held 831,215 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $59,798,000. This brought the portfolio total to 3.24%.

Fenimore Asset Management Inc. held 476,387 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $34,271,000. This brought the portfolio total to 2.31%.

British Columbia Investment Management Corp. held 225,743 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $16,240,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

Farmers Trust Co. held 78,016 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $5,613,000. This brought the portfolio total to 2.11%.

Gofen & Glossberg LLC held 77,383 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $5,567,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.31%.

BB&T Corp. held 65,793 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $4,733,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

Mechanics Bank Trust Department held 60,830 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $4,376,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.15%.

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD held 50,793 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $3,654,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.11%.

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