Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM): Negative Stock Sentiment at 0.76

June 27, 2018 - By Cynthia Ashman

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“Big money” Positions

“Big money sentiment for Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) in Q1 2018 decreased to 0.76, SEC.gov filings reveal. That’s down -0.22, from 2017Q4’s 0.98. 254 investment professionals started new or increased equity positions, while 333 sold and reduced stock positions in Yum Brands Inc so the sentiment turned negative. Funds own 229.25 million shares, down from 235.88 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Yum Brands Inc in top 10 decreased from 4 to 2 for a decrease of 2. In total 52 funds closed positions, 281 reduced and 181 increased. Also 73 funds bought new Yum Brands Inc stakes.

Most Yum Brands Inc Investors

As of Q1 2018 Stewart West Indies Trading Co. Ltd has 6.32% invested in Yum Brands Inc. As of Q1 2018, 16.11 million shares of Yum Brands Inc are owned by Clenar Muke Llc. Also, Marshfield Associates reported 825,175 shares in Yum Brands Inc equivalent to 4.72% of its portfolio. The Connecticut-based fund Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp have invested about 4.33% of the investment professional’s stock portfolio in Yum Brands Inc. The New York-based fund Freshford Capital Management Llc holds 243,978 shares or 3.45% of their portfolio.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants.The company has $26.37 billion market cap. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division.The P/E ratio is 19.11. The Company’s restaurants prepare, package, and sell a menu of food items.

YUM is hitting $81.58 during the last trading session, after increased 1.96%.YUM! Brands, Inc. has volume of 213,645 shares. Since June 27, 2017 YUM has risen 14.42% and is uptrending. YUM outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.85%.

On August, 2 YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)’s earnings report is expected by WallStreet, as reported by Faxor. The EPS diference is $0.06 or 8.82 % up from last years number. Previous year: $0.68; Analysts forcast: $0.74. YUM’s profit could hit $239.18M if the current EPS of $0.74 is accurate. -17.78 % negative EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.90 EPS was published for last quarter.

Bessemer Grp has 5,668 shs. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Com has invested 0.03% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). California-based Cetera Advisor Lc has invested 0.03% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Jpmorgan Chase And Co has 0.03% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 1.86M shs. Moreover, Natixis Advisors L P has 0.39% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 466,822 shs. M Holdg Secs holds 0.08% or 2,971 shs. Klingenstein Fields And Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.91% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Bbva Compass Natl Bank holds 0.29% of its capital in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 52,768 shs. Reilly Advsrs Llc reported 280 shs. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd has 4,079 shs for 0% of their capital. Global X Management Limited reported 0.01% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Financial Mgmt Professionals has 0.01% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 154 shs. Korea Invest Corporation owns 97,855 shs. 97 were accumulated by Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv. Peapack Gladstone Fincl holds 0% or 6,103 shs.

YUM! Brands, Inc. registered $5.33 million net activity with 0 insider purchases and 2 insider sales since January 22, 2018. 2,294 shs valued at $194,761 were sold by Niccol Brian R on Monday, January 22.

YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Ratings Coverage

A total of 16 analysts rate Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) as follows: 7 “Buy”, 9 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 44% are bullish. The firm has $94 highest and $8200 lowest target. The avg target $88.21 is 8.13% above the last ($81.58) price. (NYSE:YUM) has 22 ratings reports on 27 Jun 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Monday, February 12 the stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank. On Thursday, May 3 the stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Buy” rating given by Robert W. Baird. On Wednesday, April 4 the rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Hold”. The company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 2. In Monday, March 26 report Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Thursday, May 3 BMO Capital Markets maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $90 target. On Friday, February 9 the stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, January 16 Barclays Capital maintained the shares of YUM in report with “Hold” rating. In Wednesday, May 30 report UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, January 23 the firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given.

For more YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news released recently go to: Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Nasdaq.com, Streetinsider.com or Bizjournals.com. The titles are as follows: “Yum Brands sends Pizza Hut down healthier path” released on June 19, 2018, “Recent Stock Purchase June 2018” on June 23, 2018, “Is the Turnaround in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Stock for Real?” with a publish date: June 26, 2018, “BTIG Upgrades Yum! Brands (YUM) to Buy” and the last “Ad agency GSD&M lands Pizza Hut account reportedly worth hundreds of millions” with publication date: June 27, 2018.

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