Will UPS’s Third Quarter Earnings Cause Concern For These Top Institutional Shareholders?

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) reported a decline in their third-quarter earnings from $1.07 billion ($1.09 a share) to $469 million ($.48 a share) last year. On an adjusted basis, their earnings per share was $1.06 and in line. Revenues, at $13.07 billion, were up marginally, down from $13.17 billion during the past year, missing expectations of $13.3 billion. Volumes were up 2.9% year-on-year to 15.5 million packages despite a global slowdown.

Will United Parcel Service’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 26.097 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $71.57 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in United Parcel Service, Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 10,135,352 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $725,387,140. This brought the portfolio total to 0.27%.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc held 1,525,412 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $109,173,736. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. held 1,249,312 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $89,413,259. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35%.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC held 1,223,202 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $87,544,567. This brought the portfolio total to 0.87%.

River Road Asset Management LLC held 1,191,137 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $85,249,675. This brought the portfolio total to 1.34%.

First Manhattan Co held 889,591 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $63,668,028. This brought the portfolio total to 0.46%.

Cullinan Associates Inc held 741,541 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $53,072,089. This brought the portfolio total to 7.68%.

STRS Ohio held 639,450 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $45,765,436. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado held 553,583 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $39,619,935. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

Honeywell International Inc held 484,400 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $34,668,508. This brought the portfolio total to 1.14%.

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