Below excerpted from the Wall Street Urinal. T. Rowe Price should just say "NO" to the LBO (Let's Bail Out) by Mikey Dell and vote against the buyout.
"But it's not the only investor that may be facing a loss if Dell is sold for $13.65 a share. As of the third quarter, Dell's 25 largest active institutional shareholders on average had bought their stock at an estimated $16.11, according to Ipreo.
All but five of the 25 institutions could, as of the third quarter, face a loss at the buyout price.
Funds run by T. Rowe Price Group Inc., TROW +0.51% which is the second largest institutional holder, are estimated to have bought Dell stock at an average of $16.72, according to Ipreo. Some funds could even make money: Funds at Pzena Investment Management Inc. PZN +3.99% have an estimated cost basis of $12.34 on Dell stock, Ipreo said.
A spokesman for T. Rowe Price declined to comment."