EPS for Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC) Expected At $0.55

Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since September 16, 2016 and is uptrending. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,053,997 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $1,281,452,000 after buying an additional 19,249,564 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 72.12% of the company's stock. Brands were worth $10,482,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Brant Point Investment Mgmt Lc holds 0.64% of its portfolio in Yum! Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 2,719 shares of the company's stock worth $107,000 after purchasing an additional 102 shares during the last quarter. See The Hackett Group, Inc. Brands by 0.3% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 5,943 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $438,000 after purchasing an additional 16 shares during the period. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Yum! Brands by 2,392.9% in the first quarter. Doliver Capital Advisors Inc sold 116,399 shares as the company's stock rose 2.70% with the market. Brands by 1.0% in the first 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, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. increased its stake in Yum! Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 39,664 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,935,136. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas owns 682,194 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. They issued a "market perform" rating and a $31.00 price objective for the company. Brands in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Yum! BidaskClub lowered Yum! Brands from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Argus reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $88.00 target price (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Yum! Brands in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Brands stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Brands from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $83.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 20th.

Shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. has a 12 month low of $59.57 and a 12 month high of $78.14.

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Yum China Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:YUMC) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

The stock had a trading volume of 5,742,937 shares. The firm has a market cap of $10.05 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.67. The company's 50-day moving average is $26.92 and its 200 day moving average is $26.81. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 35,488 shares. The restaurant operator reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. Yum! Brands had a negative return on equity of 24.95% and a net margin of 16.76%. Yum! The firm's revenue was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.75 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Yum! Brands, Inc. will post $2.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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 brands. The Firm operates through three divisions: The KFC Division, which includes the activities of the KFC concept around the world; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes the activities of the Pizza Hut concept around the world, and The Taco Bell Division, which includes the activities of the Taco Bell concept around the world.