0.93 is Yum Brands Inc’s (NYSE:YUM) Institutional Investor Sentiment

September 30, 2018 - By Mary Kidd

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Sentiment for Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM)

Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) institutional sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.17, from 0.76 in 2018Q1. The ratio has increased, as 282 investment managers opened new and increased positions, while 304 cut down and sold their stakes in Yum Brands Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database now possess: 217.35 million shares, down from 229.25 million shares in 2018Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Yum Brands Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 46 Reduced: 258 Increased: 202 New Position: 80.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants. The company has market cap of $28.85 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. It has a 19.33 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants prepare, package, and sell a menu of food items.

The stock increased 0.65% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $90.91. About 2.07 million shares traded or 31.89% up from the average. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 14.46% since September 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.16% the S&P500.

Analysts await YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.82 EPS, up 20.59 % or $0.14 from last year’s $0.68 per share. YUM’s profit will be $260.23 million for 27.72 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.82 actual EPS reported by YUM! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00 % EPS growth.

Clenar Muke Llc holds 4.42% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. for 16.13 million shares. Marshfield Associates owns 813,886 shares or 4.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp has 4.04% invested in the company for 4.35 million shares. The Delaware-based Marvin & Palmer Associates Inc has invested 3.69% in the stock. Bislett Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 70,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $5.70 million activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 55% of Yum! Brands’s analysts are positive. Out of 11 Wall Street analysts rating Yum! Brands, 6 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $8200 while the high is $94. The stock’s average target of $89.11 is -1.98% below today’s ($90.91) share price. YUM was included in 12 notes of analysts from April 4, 2018. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 4 by Mizuho. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 18 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, May 30. On Wednesday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird upgraded YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Thursday, May 3 to “Buy” rating. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 27 by BTIG Research. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, May 3. As per Wednesday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 19 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, May 2.

More news for YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “Pizza Hut Exec Talks NFL Deal: ‘Couldn’t Be Better'” on September 30, 2018. Marketwatch.com‘s article titled: “Yum China’s stock plunges to pace NYSE decliners after report suitor has dropped interest” and published on September 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Institutional Positions Chart

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