Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. increased its position in shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) by 487.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 54,575 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 45,277 shares during the period. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V.’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $4,025,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of YUM. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Yum! Brands by 49.0% in the first quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 1,557 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 512 shares during the last quarter. Coconut Grove Bank increased its stake in shares of Yum! Brands by 84.6% in the first quarter. Coconut Grove Bank now owns 1,855 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 850 shares in the last quarter. Bartlett & Co. LLC increased its stake in shares of Yum! Brands by 3.6% in the first quarter. Bartlett & Co. LLC now owns 1,992 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 70 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its stake in shares of Yum! Brands by 5.9% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,031 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 114 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Yum! Brands by 38.2% in the first quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 2,202 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $150,000 after buying an additional 609 shares in the last quarter. 73.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) traded down 0.17% during trading on Friday, reaching $75.41. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,053,563 shares. Yum! Brands, Inc. has a 52 week low of $59.57 and a 52 week high of $77.13. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $74.66 and a 200-day moving average price of $69.52. The company has a market capitalization of $26.00 billion, a PE ratio of 20.02 and a beta of 0.82.

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The restaurant operator reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.07. Yum! Brands had a negative return on equity of 24.95% and a net margin of 16.76%. The business had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.42 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.75 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Yum! Brands, Inc. will post $2.82 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $77.00 price target (up previously from $66.00) on shares of Yum! Brands in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Yum! Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $74.00 price target (up previously from $72.00) on shares of Yum! Brands in a report on Friday, August 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 price target on shares of Yum! Brands in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Mizuho assumed coverage on Yum! Brands in a report on Thursday, June 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $74.00 price target for the company. Fifteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $78.64.

In other Yum! Brands news, CFO David W. Gibbs sold 8,336 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.00, for a total transaction of $616,864.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 39,664 shares in the company, valued at $2,935,136. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 1,471 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.64, for a total value of $106,853.44. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 6,712 shares in the company, valued at approximately $487,559.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 11,294 shares of company stock worth $833,488 in the last quarter. 7.38% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Yum! Brands Company Profile

YUM! Brands, Inc is engaged in restaurant business. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated or franchised over 43,500 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories operating under the KFC, Pizza Hut or Taco Bell (collectively the Concepts) brands. The Company operates through three segments: The KFC Division, which includes the operations of the KFC concept around the world; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes the operations of the Pizza Hut concept around the world, and The Taco Bell Division, which includes the operations of the Taco Bell concept around the world.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM)

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