$0.65 EPS Expected for Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

September 17, 2017 - By Vivian Park

 $0.65 EPS Expected for Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.09, from 0.8 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, 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.
9,162 were reported by Windsor Cap Management Limited. Moreover, Victory Capital Management has 0.02% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 136,285 shares. 399,153 are held by Credit Agricole S A. Wellington Mngmt Grp Llp has invested 0% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Gemmer Asset Mngmt Lc invested in 0.01% or 331 shares. Wesbanco Fincl Bank holds 7,831 shares. Strs Ohio has 0.06% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 218,973 shares. Charter has invested 0.03% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Profund Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% or 12,187 shares. Strategic Invest Mngmt stated it has 4,670 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Communications Ltd accumulated 7,761 shares or 0.06% of the stock. 33,138 were reported by World Asset Management. Ahl Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.09% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Retail Bank Of The West holds 3,335 shares. Klingenstein Fields Llc owns 280,702 shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $953,010 activity. On Thursday, May 4 Niccol Brian R sold $286,876 worth of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) or 4,218 shares.

Analysts await Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on October, 4. They expect $0.65 EPS, down 40.37 % or $0.44 from last year’s $1.09 per share. YUM’s profit will be $224.07 million for 28.94 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Yum! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.41 % negative EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.48% or $1.91 on September 15, reaching $75.25. About 5.74 million shares traded or 226.14% up from the average. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

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

Among 23 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. YUM! Brands had 70 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Thursday, July 14. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, May 11 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 10 by Longbow. Jefferies maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Thursday, August 20. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $80 target. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, October 19 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Monday, September 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, September 28 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 3. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. Nomura maintained the shares of YUM in report on Thursday, October 6 with “Buy” rating.

YUM! Brands, Inc. is engaged in restaurant business. The company has market cap of $25.94 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 36 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 recent Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Yum! Brands (YUM) Up 2.4% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?” on September 05, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Yum! Brands Banks on Strategic Efforts, Industry Woes Stay” on September 12, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Argus raises estimates on Yum Brands” with publication date: August 23, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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