Is YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM)’s Fuel Running Low? The Stock Reaches Record High Today

April 17, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 48 investors sold YUM! Brands, Inc. 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.
Federated Invsts Inc Pa holds 7,207 shares. Ngam Advsr L P stated it has 464,480 shares. Virtu Fincl invested 0.04% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.22% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 230,750 shares. San Francisco Sentry Invest (Ca) reported 6,745 shares. New York-based Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 0.04% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability reported 5,346 shares stake. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Ltd Liability Com holds 0.02% or 3,781 shares in its portfolio. Tower Bridge Advisors reported 0.03% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Bkd Wealth Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.06% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 7,695 shares. Asset Strategies Inc reported 0.05% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Willingdon Wealth has 80 shares. Sustainable Growth Advisers Limited Partnership holds 2.14 million shares. Georgia-based Advisory Ser Network Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Brown Brothers Harriman Com has 1,896 shares.

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

The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) reached all time high today, Apr, 17 and still has $92.64 target or 7.00 % above today’s $86.58 share price. This indicates more upside for the $28.43B company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $92.64 PT is reached, the company will be worth $1.99 billion more.
Trading stocks at an all time highs is usually a winning strategy. An all time high points to a stock which has the most positive fundamentals ever. Even thought the pullback rate is high, if correct risk management is utilized, investors can trade very well such events.

The stock increased 0.37% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $86.58. About 882,234 shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 32.07% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

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 $223.31M for 31.83 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 14 analysts covering Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Yum Brands had 22 analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Hold” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, February 2. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of YUM in report on Friday, November 3 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Friday, November 3. Wells Fargo maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Friday, February 9 with “Market Perform” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $80.0 target in Friday, December 22 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, November 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 30 by Nomura. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants. The company has market cap of $28.43 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. It has a 22.97 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants prepare, package, and sell a menu of food items.

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