Yum! Brands INC (YUM) Holder Quantbot Technologies LP Has Lowered Stake as Market Value Rose

May 25, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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 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. Nomura Asset Ltd reported 0.04% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Spc reported 4,000 shares. Hsbc Holdg Public Ltd Com has invested 0.07% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Lc owns 0.05% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 41,697 shares. Franklin Street Advisors Nc holds 1.11% or 90,776 shares in its portfolio. M&T Bancorporation owns 105,285 shares. Jnba holds 0.01% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) or 462 shares. Mufg Americas Corp stated it has 6,411 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Hills Retail Bank reported 4,625 shares. Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel owns 9,680 shares. Mondrian Invest Limited stated it has 456 shares. Trust Of Vermont invested in 0.02% or 1,980 shares. Burke & Herbert Bank & Tru Com invested in 0.43% or 6,127 shares. Manchester Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 1,927 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.33 million activity. Shares for $194,761 were sold by Niccol Brian R.

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 $26.68B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.13% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $82.53. About 1.43M shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 32.07% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

Quantbot Technologies Lp, which manages about $581.51M and $1.08B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cl V by 59,162 shares to 79,707 shares, valued at $6.48 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) by 63,603 shares in the quarter, for a total of 70,042 shares, and has risen its stake in Dowdupont Inc.

Analysts await YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 7.35 % or $0.05 from last year’s $0.68 per share. YUM’s profit will be $235.95M for 28.26 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual earnings per share reported by YUM! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.89 % negative EPS growth.

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

Among 15 analysts covering Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Yum! Brands had 21 analyst reports since December 22, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 16 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, May 3 with “Market Perform”. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, April 18. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, May 3. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of YUM in report on Friday, February 9 with “Market Perform” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, May 3 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Friday, February 9. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $92.0 target.

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