Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Analysts See $0.63 EPS

June 20, 2017 - By reb123z

 Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Analysts See $0.63 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.09, from 0.8 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 108 investors sold Yum! Brands, Inc. shares while 286 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 206 raised stakes. 251.58 million shares or 3.43% less from 260.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) reported 828 shares. Brown Advisory owns 48,638 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 170,000 were reported by Caxton Assoc L P. The Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.81% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.03% or 42,400 shares. California-based Granite Investment Prtnrs Llc has invested 0.01% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Cornerstone Advsr has 3,500 shares. Wells Fargo Mn invested in 0.06% or 2.74 million shares. Ep Wealth, California-based fund reported 4,436 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Hldgs invested in 0.11% or 1.11M shares. The France-based Exane Derivatives has invested 0% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The Germany-based Allianz Asset Mngmt Ag has invested 0.02% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 73,812 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. First Quadrant L P Ca reported 1,000 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Limited invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM).

Since February 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $2.31 million activity. Gibbs David W also sold $545,705 worth of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Wednesday, February 15. Niccol Brian R also sold $813,854 worth of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Friday, February 10.

Analysts await Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on July, 12. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, down 16.00 % or $0.12 from last year’s $0.75 per share. YUM’s profit will be $225.46 million for 29.27 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Yum! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.08 % negative EPS growth. About 598,577 shares traded. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

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

Among 22 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. YUM! Brands had 55 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 5, the company rating was initiated by Evercore. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 30 by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, July 11 report. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of YUM in report on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy” on Thursday, August 13. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Nomura. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, August 20. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by JP Morgan.

YUM! Brands, Inc. is engaged in restaurant business. The company has market cap of $26.40 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated or franchised over 43,500 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories operating under the KFC, Pizza Hut or Taco Bell brands. It has a 31.69 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: The KFC Division, which includes the activities of the KFC concept around the world; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes the activities of the Pizza Hut concept around the world, and The Taco Bell Division, which includes the activities of the Taco Bell concept around the world.

More notable recent Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “BRIEF-Yum! Brands Inc announces pricing of notes offering” on June 12, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Yum Brands: Leaner, Meaner, And Tastier?” published on May 30, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “Yum! Brands, Inc. Announces Pricing of Notes Offering” on June 12, 2017. More interesting news about Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Yum! Brands, Inc. Stock Jumped 10.5% in May” published on June 15, 2017 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Yum! Brands (YUM) Poised for Growth on Strategic Initiatives” with publication date: May 24, 2017.

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