Will Yum! Brands’s Questionable Chicken Products Make These Top Institutional Shareholders Lose Their Appetite?

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Yum Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has been using KFC chicken with antibiotics and steroids. The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration examined the chicken and issued a statement saying that the samples contained acceptable levels, however, according to Reuters, there was one sample that allegedly showed up a questionable level of the anti-viral drug Amantadine. The SFDA has ordered a recall of the related products and is conducting an inspection of KFC outlets in the city.

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 Yum! Brands, Inc. 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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