Stewart West Indies Trading Company Has Decreased Stake in Yum Brands INC (YUM) by $4.93 Million as Valuation Rose

August 9, 2018 - By Billy Entrekin

YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.22, from 0.98 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 52 investors sold YUM shares while 281 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 229.25 million shares or 2.81% less from 235.88 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Legal General Grp Plc stated it has 0.11% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Holderness holds 2,462 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP holds 0% or 24 shares in its portfolio. Rech Invsts stated it has 3.74M shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Yhb Investment Inc invested 0.59% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Glenmede Tru Na owns 185,736 shares. The Netherlands-based Apg Asset Nv has invested 0.21% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Fort Washington Inv Advsr Incorporated Oh holds 0.05% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 58,224 shares. Hoertkorn Richard Charles has 372 shares. 31,221 were accumulated by Columbia Prns L L C Inv Mngmt. The California-based Polaris Greystone Gp Ltd has invested 0% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Moreover, Argent Com has 0.11% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Old Point & N A holds 1.46% or 30,395 shares. Mariner Wealth reported 2,447 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Essex Fincl Services reported 0.09% stake.

Since May 17, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $5.14 million activity.

Stewart West Indies Trading Company decreased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (YUM) by 6.34% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stewart West Indies Trading Company sold 58,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.43% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 857,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $72.96M, down from 915,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stewart West Indies Trading Company who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.31 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.68% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $82.48. About 21,689 shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 14.42% since August 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.85% the S&P500.

Analysts await YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.82 EPS, up 20.59 % or $0.14 from last year’s $0.68 per share. YUM’s profit will be $261.58 million for 25.15 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.82 actual EPS reported by YUM! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00 % EPS growth.

More important recent YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Omnicom Group, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals …” on August 09, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Operating margin gain at Yum Brands”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Yum Brands’ Food Is Indeed YUM-Tastic.” on July 17, 2018. More interesting news about YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Yum Brands – Stepping Into The Light” with publication date: July 11, 2018.

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

Among 12 analysts covering Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Yum Brands has $94 highest and $8200 lowest target. $88.40’s average target is 7.18% above currents $82.48 stock price. Yum Brands had 14 analyst reports since February 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Thursday, May 3. Mizuho maintained the shares of YUM in report on Wednesday, April 4 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of YUM in report on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 30 by UBS. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, May 3 by Morgan Stanley. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, May 2 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 3 by Barclays Capital. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 12 by Deutsche Bank. Stifel Nicolaus maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Wednesday, May 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, March 26.

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