Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Yum! Brands, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (YUM)

Lloyd Doyle
November 18, 2017

The Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp holds 675,000 shares with $49.79 million value, up from 125,000 last quarter. Hightower Advisors Llc who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.60 billion market cap company. The stock rose 0.23% or $0.13 reaching $57.52. About 145,117 shares traded. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 5,722 shares. It has underperformed by 16.09% the S&P500.

Board of Directors yesterday authorized repurchases of up to $1.5 billion in shares of common stock through year end 2018. The restaurant operator reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. Yum! Yum Brands Inc now has $26.38B valuation. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $78.80, down from yesterday's close by -0.79%. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since November 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.10% the S&P500.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $106,853 activity.

In related news, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 3,588 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. Nokomis Capital Llc bought 952,965 shares as the company's stock declined 11.68% while stock markets rallied. Texas Instrs Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:TXN) was raised too. Brands' Q2 2018 earnings at $0.72 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.82 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.94 EPS. Its up 0.09, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 45 investors sold Yum! The institutional investor bought 38,239 shares of the restaurant operator's stock, valued at approximately $2,815,000. Iowa Comml Bank has 0.71% invested in Yum! Worldwide, the YUM! Brands system opens over six new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development. Wells Fargo Company Mn reported 46,798 shares. Marshfield Associates holds 868,861 shares or 4.79% of its portfolio. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Yum! Schwab Charles holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd owns 1.51M shares. 11,379 are owned by Nbt Bancorp N A NY.

Return-on-asset (ROA) for YUM is *tba, indicating its profitability situation relative to its assets. "Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)" was originally published by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. The Colorado-based Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.04% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Fernwood Investment Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 0.88% of its portfolio in Yum! American Group Inc Inc holds 0.04% or 146,701 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 92,952 shares. M owns 0.09% invested in Yum! M&R Mngmt Inc, a New York-based fund reported 12,296 shares. Taken from Parallax Volatility Advisers latest Adv, the fund reported to have 35 full and part-time employees. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Yum! Argus reissued a "buy" rating and set a $88.00 price target (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Yum! Therefore 42% are positive. YUM! Brands has a 1-year low of $60.37 and a 1-year high of $81.65. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Thursday, September 14. Robert W. Baird maintained Yum! Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) has made a move of +3.66% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. The firm has "Equal Weight" rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by Barclays Capital. Brands, Inc. will post 2.81 EPS for the current year. Brands from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $8000 target. Brands in a research report on Friday, September 8th. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, February 10 by JP Morgan. Cowen & Co upgraded Yum!

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $10 target. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of Yum! The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Outperform" on Friday, November 13. BB&T Securities LLC increased its stake in Yum Brands by 165.4% in the third quarter. It has a 45.88 P/E ratio. The Company operates through three segments: The KFC Division, which includes the operations of the KFC concept around the world; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes the operations of the Pizza Hut concept around the world, and The Taco Bell Division, which includes the operations of the Taco Bell concept around the world. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $1.09 earnings per share. YUM's profit will be $266.24 million for 24.91 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of MTS Systems's analysts are positive. Shoretel Inc. had 14 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 14 by Bernstein. Ledyard National Bank invested in 0.01% or 1,240 shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Yum! The rating was initiated by Longbow on Friday, March 18 with "Buy". The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by Scotia Capital given on Friday, August 28. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. Yum!

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