As Yum! Brands INC (YUM) Market Value Rose, Quantbot Technologies LP Trimmed Position

April 21, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 48 investors sold YUM 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. Farmers Bancorporation owns 35 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Tradewinds Capital Management Ltd Liability Company invested 0% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Blackrock Incorporated accumulated 20.32M shares or 0.08% of the stock. M&R Capital Management Inc invested in 0.22% or 11,537 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System invested 0.12% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Atlantic Trust Grp Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 149,178 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Grimes & Com reported 2,648 shares stake. Duncker Streett & has invested 0.03% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Boothbay Fund Management Ltd Liability Corp, New York-based fund reported 4,322 shares. 204,926 were accumulated by Sei Invests. Dnb Asset Management As owns 36,777 shares. Ims Management stated it has 0.72% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 124,453 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 722,100 are owned by Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Company. Franklin has invested 0.06% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM).

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

Quantbot Technologies Lp decreased its stake in Yum! Brands Inc (YUM) by 46.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quantbot Technologies Lp sold 42,238 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.80% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 47,771 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.90M, down from 90,009 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Quantbot Technologies Lp who had been investing in Yum! Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.34 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $86.29. About 1.73M shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 32.07% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

Quantbot Technologies Lp, which manages about $581.51M and $1.08 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) by 63,603 shares to 70,042 shares, valued at $4.87 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cms Energy Corp (NYSE:CMS) by 74,489 shares in the quarter, for a total of 107,853 shares, and has risen its stake in Bhp Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP).

Analysts await YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.68 earnings per share, up 4.62 % or $0.03 from last year’s $0.65 per share. YUM’s profit will be $223.31 million for 31.72 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by YUM! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.17 % negative EPS growth.

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 has $94 highest and $74.0 lowest target. $86.77’s average target is 0.56% above currents $86.29 stock price. Yum! Brands had 23 analyst reports since November 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 3. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was downgraded by Nomura. On Monday, February 12 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, March 26 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Buy” rating by Edward Jones on Friday, January 26. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Instinet on Tuesday, January 30. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 2. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Jefferies.

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