Will Barnes & Noble’s Nook Price Reduction Concern These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) has reduced the price for their Nook Simple Touch e-reader from $99.00  to $79.00 due to competing products from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Sony (NYSE:SNE) and other manufacturers. The Nook Simple Touch is a basic black and white unlit e-reader.

Will Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 33.588 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $12.78 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Barnes & Noble, Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Dimensional Fund Advisors L.P. held 4,267,215 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $54,535,007. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Towerview LLC. held 2,000,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $25,559,999. This brought the portfolio total to 10.05%.

State Street Corp. held 1,848,913 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $23,629,108. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 1,685,722 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $21,543,527. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Chesapeake Partners Management Co. Inc./MD  held 1,512,912 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $19,335,015. This brought the portfolio total to 1.2%.

Roosevelt Inestment Group Inc. held 1,324,187 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $16,923,110. This brought the portfolio total to 0.76%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 1,209,222 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $15,453,857. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Inc. held 1,126,958 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $14,402,523. This brought the portfolio total to 0.29%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 1,094,945 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $13,993,397. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Kingstown Capital Management L.P. held 1,050,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $13,419,000. This brought the portfolio total to 2.9%.

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