Follow The Short Interest: How Analysts Feel About Yum Brands Incorporated (NYSE:YUM) After Increase in Sellers?

November 22, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Follow The Short Interest: How Analysts Feel About Yum Brands Incorporated (NYSE:YUM) After Increase in Sellers?

The stock of Yum Brands Incorporated (NYSE:YUM) registered an increase of 2.75% in short interest. YUM’s total short interest was 7.35 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 2.75% from 7.15M shares, reported previously. With 3.35M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their YUM’s short positions. The short interest to Yum Brands Incorporated’s float is 2%. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.36 during the last trading session, hitting $62. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 4.50% since April 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.06% the S&P500.

YUM! Brands, Inc. is engaged in restaurant business. The company has a market cap of $23.35 billion. The Firm develops, operates, franchises and licenses an across the world system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items, primarily through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts). It has a 15.77 P/E ratio. YUM’s divisions include The KFC Division, which includes all activities of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all activities of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all activities of the Taco Bell concept.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.04, from 0.84 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 51 funds sold all Yum! Brands, Inc. shares owned while 294 reduced positions. 66 funds bought stakes while 225 increased positions. They now own 276.20 million shares or 10.96% less from 310.20 million shares in 2016Q1.
Putnam Limited Com last reported 1.26M shares in the company. Moreover, 1St Source Savings Bank has 0.18% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 19,721 shares. Davis R M Inc accumulated 5,108 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Savings Bank Of The West holds 3,245 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Warren Averett Asset Mgmt Limited Liability last reported 0.1% of its portfolio in the stock. Element Management Limited Liability Com owns 12,852 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Millennium Management Limited Liability holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 454,273 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Norinchukin Fincl Bank The accumulated 21,371 shares or 0.04% of the stock. The United Kingdom-based Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Company has invested 0.02% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Farmers owns 18,567 shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio. Huntington National Bank holds 18,763 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Goelzer Investment Management holds 0.06% or 5,406 shares in its portfolio. Rand Wealth Limited Company last reported 50,995 shares in the company. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System accumulated 26,700 shares or 0.12% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since July 22, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $15.05 million net activity. $4.91 million worth of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) was sold by Eaton Roger G. on Friday, September 2. Gibbs David W sold $1.30M worth of stock. Skeans Tracy L sold $161,412 worth of stock. $469,170 worth of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) shares were sold by Russell David Eric. 91,228 shares were sold by Pant Muktesh, worth $8.21 million on Friday, July 22.

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

Out of 17 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 10 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 59% are positive. YUM! Brands has been the topic of 41 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Thursday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by CLSA. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 2 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Top Pick” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by RBC Capital Markets. JP Morgan maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Thursday, July 14. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $97 price target. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Thursday, August 13 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Nomura. Nomura maintained the shares of YUM in a report on Thursday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, July 14 by Credit Suisse.

YUM Company Profile

YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM), incorporated on May 30, 1997, is engaged in restaurant business. The Firm develops, operates, franchises and licenses an across the world system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items, primarily through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts). YUM’s divisions include The KFC Division, which includes all activities of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all activities of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all activities of the Taco Bell concept. As of September 3, 2016, the Company operated approximately 43,000 restaurants in 135 countries and territories, through the concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The Company’s concepts are focused on the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories, respectively.

More recent Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Why Yum! Brands, Inc. Is a Strong Sell (YUM)” on November 16, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Yum China Completes Separation From Yum! Brands, Lists on The New York Stock …” on November 01, 2016. Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Debuts New Taco Bell Logo” with publication date: November 15, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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