Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

Bell restaurant in Metairie La. Yum Brands Inc. reports earnings Wednesday

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

LLC lowered its stake in shares of Yum China Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:YUMC) by 0.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. In fact, Yum! Brands' had completed the spin-off of the China business into an independent, publicly-traded company on Oct 31, 2016.

Money managers are always interested in a company that can find the right recipe of fundamental data because it reflects something important going on underneath the surface. Yum! The stock closing price is now trading upward to its 50 day moving average with change of 1.37%, escalated to its 20 day moving average with figure of 1.14% and above its 200 day moving average with value 2.54%. Brandywine Ltd invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Yum! Moving forward to EPS growth, the firms has -6.50% and 0.20% earnings per share growth for this year. Mechanics Bank Trust Department increased its position in shares of Yum!

Pizza Hut comps decreased 3% comparing unfavorably with comps decline of 1% in the year-ago quarter as well as last quarter's decline of 2%. Coconut Grove Bank now owns 1,855 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 850 shares during the period. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Yum! The company has institutional ownership of 97.30%. Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC purchased a new position in shares of Yum! Brands during the first quarter valued at about $373,000. Finally, TLP Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Yum! The Mesirow Financial Investment Management Us Value Equity holds 1.05 million shares with $23.78 million value, up from 943,420 last quarter.

Yum Brands Incorporated (NYSE:YUM) had a decrease of 9.28% in short interest. The firm has a market cap of $24.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98 and a beta of 0.76. The restaurant operator reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.38 billion. Yum! Brands had a net margin of 14.76% and a negative return on equity of 75.96%. Brands's revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter previous year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.68 EPS. The company's 50-day moving average is $64.38 and its 200-day moving average is $64.09. Yum! Brands, Inc.'s analysts see -21.52% EPS growth.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 5th. Brands, Inc. (YUM) is 1.19. The P/E Ratio measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of global copyright and trademark legislation. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright law. Brands, Inc. (YUM) stock confirmed the flow of 0.90% with the final price of $66.34.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Yum China Holdings from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $35.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, November 13 by Oppenheimer. It dived, as 108 investors sold YUM shares while 286 reduced holdings. Brands in a research report on Friday, April 21st. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Yum! Brands in a report on Friday, April 21st. They set a "buy" rating and a $31.48 price target for the company. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. increased its stake in shares of Yum! Brands in a report on Friday, January 6th. Brands from $67.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Price targets reflect what the analyst believes a stock will be worth four quarters into the future. The stock price is moving upward 2.96% to its 50-day moving average. Also, CFO David W. Gibbs sold 7,986 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.10, for a total value of $384,375.20. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 115,733 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,607,397.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 11,938 shares were sold by Niccol Brian R, worth $813,854 on Friday, February 10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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