Price Action Don’t Lie: Is Buying Stock Like Yum! Brands, Inc. After Such Increase Winning Strategy?

Price Action Don't Lie: Is Buying Stock Like Yum! Brands, Inc. After Such Increase Winning Strategy?

The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) is a huge mover today! About 2.45 million shares traded hands. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 13.97% since March 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.65% the S&P500.
The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $34.83 billion company. It was reported on Oct, 11 by Barchart.com. We have $144.38 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:YUM worth $21.25 billion more.

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

Out of 17 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 53% are positive. $116 is the highest target while $73 is the lowest. The $93 average target is 3.70% above today’s ($89.68) stock price. YUM! Brands has been the topic of 38 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Top Pick” on Wednesday, October 7. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by Evercore. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, July 14 by CLSA. Bernstein reinitiated the shares of YUM in a report on Thursday, May 26 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, September 28. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $108 target price in Thursday, October 6 report. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Nomura on Thursday, October 1. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Thursday, October 8.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Yum! Brands, Inc. is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system units with nearly 38,000 restaurants in over 120 countries and territories. Their brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. The Yum! system includes four operating segments: U.S., International (Yum! Restaurants International), China and India Divisions.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.13, from 0.71 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 51 funds sold all Yum! Brands, Inc. shares owned while 294 reduced positions. 66 funds bought stakes while 225 increased positions. They now own 276.20 million shares or 10.96% less from 310.20 million shares in 2016Q1.
Trilogy Global Limited Partnership last reported 1.33M shares in the company. Moneta Grp Inc Inv Advsr Limited Liability accumulated 0.09% or 5,168 shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno owns 14,400 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Edge Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 13 shares. Park Oh, a Ohio-based fund reported 5,201 shares. Raymond James Trust Na owns 12,297 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans has 163,300 shares for 0.06% of their US portfolio. Parsons Capital Management Inc Ri has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Hightower Advsrs Ltd Company holds 75,112 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Hbk Invs L P reported 137,205 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Tower Rech Cap Limited Co (Trc) last reported 9,883 shares in the company. First State Bank Sioux Falls holds 0.05% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Lsv Asset Management holds 2,614 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Psagot Investment House Limited holds 94 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Westpac Banking Corp last reported 323,336 shares in the company.

Insider Transactions: Since July 22, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $13.74 million net activity. On Friday, September 2 Eaton Roger G. sold $4.91 million worth of the stock or 53,518 shares. Skeans Tracy L had sold 1,793 shares worth $161,412. $8.21 million worth of shares were sold by Pant Muktesh on Friday, July 22. The insider Russell David Eric sold 5,213 shares worth $469,170.

More notable recent Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Yum Brands to return total of $13.5 billion to shareholders by 2019” on October 11, 2016, also Cnbc.com with their article: “This is how Yum Brands plans to tackle poor sales in China” published on October 06, 2016, Seekingalpha.com published: “Yum! Brands Raises Dividends 11%… Now What?” on October 10, 2016. More interesting news about Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “BRIEF-Yum! Brands Inc says Yum China expects to begin trading as independe…” published on October 11, 2016 as well as Marketwatch.com‘s news article titled: “Taco Bell’s Yum Brands shares down 2% after earnings miss” with publication date: October 05, 2016.

YUM Company Profile

YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM), incorporated on May 30, 1997, is engaged in restaurant business. The Firm develops, operates, franchises and licenses an across the world system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items, primarily through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts). YUM operates through four divisions: YUM China (China Division), which includes all activities in mainland China; The KFC Division, which includes all activities of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all activities of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all activities of the Taco Bell concept. The Firm has over 42,000 restaurants in over 130 countries and territories. The Company’s three Concepts focus on the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories, respectively.

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