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

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Sentiment for Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM)

Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) institutional sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q2 2019. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2019Q1. The ratio is positive, as 287 investment professionals increased or started new positions, while 306 trimmed and sold positions in Yum Brands Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 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 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 earnings per share, down 8.65 % or $0.09 from last year’s $1.04 per share. YUM’s profit will be $289.07 million for 29.31 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share 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 stock has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, March 19. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, August 2 report. Argus Research maintained the shares of YUM in report on Tuesday, March 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, August 2 with “Hold”. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, April 4. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, March 20 by Mizuho.

More notable recent YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: which released: “Yum! Brands Wants Pizza Hut to Be More Like Domino’s – Yahoo Finance” on August 17, 2019, also with their article: “Is Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) A Good Stock To Buy? – Yahoo Finance” published on June 14, 2019, published: “How Should Investors React To YUM! Brands, Inc.’s (NYSE:YUM) CEO Pay? – Yahoo Finance” on May 09, 2019. More interesting news about YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were released by: and their article: “5 Important Lessons The Leaders Of Disney, Comcast And Yum! Brands Learned In School – Benzinga” published on August 27, 2019 as well as‘s news article titled: “Why You Should Like YUM! Brands, Inc.’s (NYSE:YUM) ROCE – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: July 31, 2019.

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

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