Schroder Investment Management Group trimmed its holdings in shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) by 0.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Baird now has a $78.00 target price on the restaurant operator's stock.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on YUM shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $78.00 price target on shares of Yum! Brands (YUM) Up 2.4% Since Earnings Report: "Can It Continue?" on September 05, 2017. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 4 by Cowen & Co. Brands stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded Yum! Brands from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Yum China Holdings now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $40.26. Brands in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Yum! The rating was maintained by TH Capital with "Buy" on Wednesday, November 11. Fifteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Monday, September 11.
Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$179.93 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$195.3. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $76.01 and its 200-day moving average price is $70.82. The corporation has a market cap of US$14.24 Billion. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Yum! The restaurant operator reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.07. Brands had a negative return on equity of 24.95% and a net margin of 16.76%. Yum! The company had revenue of $1.98 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.88 billion. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 51.2%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 58.9%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter past year. Equities analysts predict that Yum! Brands, Inc. will post $2.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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In other news, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 1,487 shares of Yum! The stock was sold at an average price of $74.00, for a total value of $616,864.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 23,457 shares in the company, valued at approximately $884,798.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. On Wednesday, May 10 Gibbs David W sold $559,281 worth of Yum! Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 39,664 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,935,136. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Brands by 2,392.9% in the first quarter. Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP now owns 675,000 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $49,788,000 after acquiring an additional 550,000 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its position in Yum! Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,024,137 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $192,940,000 after purchasing an additional 170,079 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Pub Sector Pension Investment Board has 0.05% invested in Yum! Brands by 208.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,053,997 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $1,281,452,000 after purchasing an additional 19,249,564 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Yum! Brands by 82.4% during the 1st quarter. L P now owns 6,379,688 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $407,662,000 after purchasing an additional 17,799 shares in the last quarter. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its position in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 6.30 million shares. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 6,719 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $496,000 after purchasing an additional 31 shares during the period.
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