Can Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Grab Upward Traction?

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Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 4 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. Oppenheimer reissued a buy rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Sei Invs reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Yum! Finally, Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of Yum! Brands stock in a transaction on Monday, January 22nd. Evercore has "Hold" rating and $90 target.

YUM! Brands, Inc is engaged in restaurant business. The company has a quick ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 1.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.49. Yum! Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.73 billion market cap company.

Yum! Brands, Inc. has a 52-week low of $59.57 and a 52-week high of $78.14. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Pinnacle Finance Inc accumulated 0.17% or 17,988 shares. The restaurant operator reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.07. Brands had a negative return on equity of 17.19% and a net margin of 18.51%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $0.79 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Yum!

Among 29 analysts covering YUM! Brands will post 3.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 39% are positive. YUM! Brands's previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.82%. Brands's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.66%. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Cap Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 0.02% or 4,570 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the restaurant operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. Niccol Brian R had sold 2,294 shares worth $194,761. "Brands, Inc. Isn't Bad, But This Pizza Stock Is Better" published on February 09, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: "Yum Brands and Grubhub announce strategic partnership" on February 08, 2018. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.46, for a total value of $77,367.42. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. It also increased its holding in Chubb Limited by 19,900 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.90 million shares, and has risen its stake in Veeva Sys Inc Cl A (NYSE:VEEV). The stock has "Buy" rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, September 13. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.82, for a total transaction of $109,770.34. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 5,509 shares in the company, valued at approximately $453,776.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Alkeon Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Yum! Americafirst Capital Management LLC now owns 2,392 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $176,000 after acquiring an additional 1,240 shares during the period. Brands during the 4th quarter valued at about $118,000. Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP now owns 675,000 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $49,788,000 after purchasing an additional 550,000 shares during the last quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board grew its position in Yum! In the March 2017 quarter, sales growth fell to 6 percent for Pizza Hut and 2 percent for KFC, with the June quarter finally showing signs of recovery again. The stock increased 1.93% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $31.65. Americafirst Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Yum! Brands by 54.2% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management Limited Liability Corp reported 992,002 shares. Brands during the 3rd quarter valued at $117,000. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US & global copyright legislation. "Brands (NYSE:YUM) to Buy" was posted by The Lincolnian Online and is the sole property of of The Lincolnian Online. If you are reading this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & worldwide trademark and copyright law.

Deutsche Bank Ag increased Yum Brands Inc (YUM) stake by 79113.43% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

GrubHub said it will become Yum Brands' only national USA partner, making pickup and deliveries for thousands of KFC and Taco Bell restaurants across the country.

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