Will Dean Foods’s Potential Auction Satisfy These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Dean Foods Co. (NYSE:DF) is going to sell their Morningstar Dairy business, according to Reuters. Leading candidates in the auction are Saputo Inc, a Canadian dairy products manufacturer, and United States-based, Michael Foods. The deal could value between $1 billion to $1.5 billion and will be announced within the next few weeks.

Will Dean Foods Co.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 161.706 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $16.35 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Dean Foods Co. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

FMR LLC. held 15,988,543 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $261,412,684. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 15,240,262 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $249,178,290. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

AJO LP. held 8,631,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $141,116,853. This brought the portfolio total to 0.7%.

State Street Corp. held 7,144,300 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $116,809,308. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Adage Capital Partners Gp. LLC. held 5,420,861 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $88,631,079. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association held 5,275,500 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $86,254,427. This brought the portfolio total to 2.6%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 5,018,432 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $82,051,365. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 4,949,900 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $80,930,867. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 3,619,383 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $59,176,913. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Tiaa Cref Investment Management LLC. held 3,278,459 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $53,602,806. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

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