Stock Mover of the Day: Institutional Investors Negative on on Yum Brands Inc Falls

November 24, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Stock Mover of the Day: Institutional Investors  Negative on on Yum Brands Inc  Falls

Sentiment for Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM)

Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q2 2016. Its down -0.04, from 0.84 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 291 funds opened new or increased stock positions, while 345 trimmed and sold stock positions in Yum Brands Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now hold: 276.20 million shares, down from 310.20 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of funds holding Yum Brands Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 21 to 19 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 51 Reduced: 294 Increased: 225 New Position: 66.

YUM! Brands, Inc. is engaged in restaurant business. The company has a market cap of $23.45 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 16.06 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.

The stock increased 0.67% or $0.42 on November 23, hitting $63.15. About 1.99M shares traded hands. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 8.19% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Analysts await Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on February, 8 after the close. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 4.41% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.68 per share. YUM’s profit will be $263.65M for 22.24 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual EPS reported by Yum! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -34.86% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Yum! Brands, Inc. is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system units with nearly 38,000 restaurants in over 120 countries and territories. Their brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. The Yum! system includes four operating segments: U.S., International (Yum! Restaurants International), China and India Divisions.”

Corvex Management Lp holds 23.46% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. for 21.04 million shares. Emerging Sovereign Group Llc owns 1.61 million shares or 9.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Matthews International Capital Management Llc has 9.16% invested in the company for 2.53 million shares. The United Kingdom-based Taube Hodson Stonex Partners Llp has invested 8.24% in the stock. Stewart West Indies Trading Co. Ltd, a Colorado-based fund reported 915,000 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $15.05 million net activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 59% of YUM! Brands’s analysts are positive. Out of 17 Wall Street analysts rating YUM! Brands, 10 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $65 while the high is $116. The stock’s average target of $92.79 is 46.94% above today’s ($63.15) share price. YUM was included in 41 notes of analysts from July 1, 2015. As per Wednesday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 7. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, July 14. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 19. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 2. UBS maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Wednesday, July 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, December 1. Oppenheimer maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Wednesday, October 7. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $94 price target. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, December 2 with “Outperform”.

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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