Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) Quarterly Sentiment Change Report

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Sentiment for Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM)

Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) institutional sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2019 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2019Q1. The ratio is more positive, as 287 investment professionals increased or opened new stock positions, while 306 reduced and sold their stock positions in Yum Brands Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now possess: 220.21 million shares, up from 218.50 million shares in 2019Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Yum Brands Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 5 to 4 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 42 Reduced: 264 Increased: 205 New Position: 82.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants. The company has market cap of $33.89 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. It has a 26.5 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants prepare, package, and sell a menu of food items.

The stock decreased 1.69% or $1.91 during the last trading session, reaching $111.36. About 2.08 million shares traded or 47.66% up from the average. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 42.90% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.90% the S&P500.

Analysts await YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on October, 30. They expect $0.95 EPS, down 8.65 % or $0.09 from last year’s $1.04 per share. YUM’s profit will be $289.07M for 29.31 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual EPS reported by YUM! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.15 % EPS growth.

Clenar Muke Llc holds 7.89% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. for 232,311 shares. Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp owns 4.53 million shares or 5.15% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clenar Muke Llc has 5% invested in the company for 15.71 million shares. The California-based American Money Management Llc has invested 2.2% in the stock. Dynamic Capital Management Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 3,972 shares.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 13% of Yum! Brands’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Yum! Brands, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $84 while the high is $12500. The stock’s average target of $106.22 is -4.62% below today’s ($111.36) share price. YUM was included in 17 notes of analysts from March 19, 2019. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, March 19 to “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, August 2. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, August 2 by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, April 4 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. Argus Research maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Tuesday, March 19 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, March 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Mizuho to “Sell”.

More notable recent YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Two Louisville execs make Forbes’ list of 100 Most Innovative Leaders – Louisville Business First” on September 11, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “How Many YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Shares Have Insiders Sold, In The Last Year? – Yahoo Finance” published on May 31, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “StockBeat – Beyond Meat Hits Menu at KFC, Shares Surge – Yahoo Finance” on August 26, 2019. More interesting news about YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why YUM! Brands, and Taco Bell in Particular, Can Beat Out its Competitors – The Motley Fool” published on August 18, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Why You Should Like YUM! Brands, Inc.’s (NYSE:YUM) ROCE – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: July 31, 2019.

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