Brokerages Anticipate Yum! Brands (YUM) to Post $0.68 Earnings Per Share

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The institutional investor held 837,171 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $68.32M, down from 855,380 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Commonwealth Financial Pa has invested 0.38% in YUM! A-R-T- Advisors Llc who had been investing in Abbvie Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $160.89 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.01% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $86.22. About 2.26 million shares traded.

YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.96 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.8. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

J Goldman & Company Lp increased its stake in Twitter Inc (Call) (TWTR) by 95.53% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The hedge fund held 6,500 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $628,000, down from 206,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bristol John W & Company Inc who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $28.32 billion market cap company. Fayez Sarofim And accumulated 6,255 shs or 0% of the stock. About 30.68M shares traded. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 32.07% since April 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 71.02% the S&P500.

YUM! Brands, Inc. had 1 insider sale and 0 insider purchases since January 22, 2018.

Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc, which manages about $100.26B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Independent Bank Corp/Rockland (NASDAQ:INDB) by 11,900 shares to 51,842 shares, valued at $3.62 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.01, from 2017Q3's 0.99. 48 investors sold all, 251 reduced holdings as YUM ratio is negative. 88 funds acquired holdings and 205 increased holdings. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 25,393 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $2,072,000 after buying an additional 652 shares during the period. Active investor focuses on important indicators those changes daily in trading session that includes where the YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Putnam Invests Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% in YUM! Moreover, State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0.06% invested in CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS). Argi Invest Limited Liability accumulated 61,831 shares.

Share of YUM! Brands, Inc. Highlander Cap Mgmt Lc holds 4,600 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.1% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) stock has been separated 9.43% away from the 200-day MA. Asset Management One Limited has 549,263 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio.

Moreover, Huntington Bank & Trust has 0.05% invested in YUM! Brands from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Griffin Asset reported 0.16% of its capital in YUM!

A total of 15 analysts rate Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Yum! Since November 1, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Yum! The level of trading activity in a stock is often a good proxy for the level of interest and enthusiasm for the name within the investment community. YUM! Edward Jones raised shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has "Hold" rating given by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 28 by Credit Suisse. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, July 14 by CLSA. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Yum China by 1,092.3% in the 4th quarter. Jefferies maintained it with "Hold" rating and $80 target in Thursday, August 20 report. They set an "outperform" rating and a $55.00 price target for the company. Inc. increased its stake in Yum! RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $89.0 target. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Wednesday, April 4 with "Hold". Therefore 76% are positive. Brands has 23 analyst reports. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 27. Nomura downgraded shares of Yum! On Tuesday, January 23 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, February 12 by Wedbush. SunTrust maintained it with "Buy" rating and $95.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. On Friday, February 9 the firm has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo given.

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