Will Campbell Soup’s Acquisition Cause Top Institutional Shareholders to SELL?

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So far in 2012, Campbell Soup Co.’s (NYSE:CPB) shares are down 1.61 percent. On Monday, the company announced plans to purchase the food company Bolthouse Farms for $1.55 billion in cash from the private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners. This deal represents the largest one in history for Campbell Soup. It will enable the company to expand its beverage offerings, which is currently anchored by its V8 line.

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With the opportunity to expand its beverage product line, will Campbell Soup’s largest shareholders increase their holdings? 6 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) in Q2 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 149,906 shares on 06/30/2012. The shares closed at $33.09 on 06/30/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Campbell Soup Co. at the end of June 30th, 2012.

Shell Asset Management Co held 121,076 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $4,041,517. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund held 25,908 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $864,809. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

Palladium Partners LLC held 2,200 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $73,436. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Penseco Financial Services Corp held 600 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $20,028. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Central Bank & Trust Co held 122 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $4,072. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Indiana Trust & Investment Management Co held 0 shares on 06/30/2012 worth $0. This brought the portfolio total to %.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc /MD/ held 12,098,153 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $409,522,461. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co held 9,490,716 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $321,260,722. This brought the portfolio total to 0.13%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 7,806,011 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $264,233,460. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 7,113,093 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $240,778,187. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

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