Will UPS’s Pending Takeover Of TNT Express Concern These Top Institutional Shareholders?

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has concerned the European Union’s Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, with their pending takeover of TNT Express, who has said that the attendant competition problems are serious and not easy to resolve. UPS’s bid to mollify the EU by offering to sell some of TNT’s assets to France’s DPD is not cutting much ice and is still under review. “ I have told UPS that you have to present an equivalent. Everybody who knows this market is convinced today DPD is not an equivalent,” said Almunia, according to the Financial Times. A sale of assets to FedEx (NYSE:FDX) is more acceptable to the Commission, but apparently, FedEx is not interested in buying those assets which UPS wants to sell. Meanwhile, the Commission’s decision hangs in the balance and the UPS-TNT deal may well be refused.

Will United Parcel Service, Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 2.279 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $73.73 on 12/31/2012.

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

Taube Hodson Stonex Partners LLP. held 487,210 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $35,921,995. This brought the portfolio total to 3.23%.

Shell Asset Management Co. held 294,516 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $21,714,666. This brought the portfolio total to 0.42%.

Cacti Asset Management LLC. held 178,750 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $13,179,238. This brought the portfolio total to 3.41%.

Lynch & Associates/IN held 150,682 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $11,109,784. This brought the portfolio total to 8.41%.

BB & T Corp. held 121,303 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $8,943,671. This brought the portfolio total to 0.39%.

Welch & Forbes LLC. held 121,226 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $8,937,993. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35%.

Swarthmore Group Inc. held 111,775 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $8,241,171. This brought the portfolio total to 1.06%.

First American Trust Co. held 83,803 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $6,178,795. This brought the portfolio total to 2.33%.

Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. held 78,205 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $5,766,055. This brought the portfolio total to 0.75%.

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. held 67,826 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $5,000,811. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

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