$0.68 EPS Expected for YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

April 26, 2018 - By Richard Conner

YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold YUM! Brands, Inc. shares while 251 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. 235.88 million shares or 1.51% less from 239.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Blume Capital Mgmt Inc has 40 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bkd Wealth Advsrs Limited Liability owns 7,695 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Products Prtn Ltd Co reported 188,799 shares. Macquarie Gp stated it has 89,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Oregon-based Ims has invested 0.72% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Needelman Asset Management has invested 2.31% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Iowa-based Iowa National Bank has invested 0.82% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Sun Life Finance, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 739 shares. First Commonwealth Financial Corp Pa has 0.38% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Veritable Lp accumulated 16,505 shares. Nbt Retail Bank N A New York accumulated 11,197 shares. Atlantic Trust Grp Incorporated Lc reported 0.05% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The Massachusetts-based Rampart Inv Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.15% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Ruffer Llp owns 7,000 shares. Advsrs Asset Mngmt holds 15,360 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $194,761 activity.

Analysts expect YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report $0.68 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 4.62 % from last quarter’s $0.65 EPS. YUM’s profit would be $223.31 million giving it 31.96 P/E if the $0.68 EPS is correct. After having $0.96 EPS previously, YUM! Brands, Inc.’s analysts see -29.17 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.96% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $86.93. About 2.26 million shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 32.07% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

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

Among 15 analysts covering Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Yum! Brands had 23 analyst reports since November 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Friday, November 3 with “Buy”. Edward Jones upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 26 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 3 with “Neutral”. Instinet downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, April 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 23. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 1. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Tuesday, January 2. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $89.0 target in Friday, November 3 report. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 3.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants. The company has market cap of $28.55 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. It has a 23.06 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants prepare, package, and sell a menu of food items.

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