Will Yum!’s Decision To Stop Purchasing From New Hope Alarm These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) and McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), chains who are major chicken consumers in China, have stopped buying chicken from the New Hope Liuhe Co., the country’s largest poultry supplier. A warning was given to investors that sales and profit could be under pressure due to the closing of a deep-freeze plant that was cited in a report by China Central Television, alleging high levels of antibiotics and hormones in their poultry. The company also stated that it was cooperating with a government probe in the matter.
Will Yum! Brands, Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 316.653 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $66.00 on 09/30/2012.
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Here are the ten largest positions in  at the end of September 30th, 2012.
State Street Corp. held 20,814,265 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,380,818,264. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.
Vanguard Group Inc. held 19,679,149 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,305,514,673. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.
Capital Research Global Investors held 17,250,500 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,144,398,107. This brought the portfolio total to 0.53%.
FMR LLC. held 13,047,737 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $865,586,825. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.
Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 12,314,860 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $816,967,767. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.
Jennison Associates LLC. held 10,816,984 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $717,598,679. This brought the portfolio total to 0.85%.
Thornburg Investment Management Inc. held 10,476,170 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $694,989,079. This brought the portfolio total to 3.32%.
Price T Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 8,881,591 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $589,204,714. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.
J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 7,072,824 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $469,211,118. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.
Northern Trust Corp. held 6,444,734 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $427,543,630. This brought the portfolio total to 0.18%.
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