Yum China (YUMC) Short Interest Update

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Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0.44% or 33.03M shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.90, for a total value of $75,505.50. The company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.05, Briefing.com reports. Motco reported 0% stake. The stock increased 0.74% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $87.69. Brands, Inc. (YUM) negotiated the trading capacity of 2224977 shares and observing the average volume of last three months the stock traded 2295.92K shares. Brands (NYSE:YUM) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.68 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc decreased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (YUM) by 4.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Magnetar Financial Llc sold 8,410 shares as the company's stock declined 13.00% with the market. Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.46B market cap company. Boys Arnold & invested in 10,454 shs or 0.13% of the stock. About 4.42 million shares traded. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has risen 39.20% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending.

YUM registered $194,761 net activity with 0 insider buys and 1 insider sale since January 22, 2018. It also reduced its holding in Air Prods & Chems Inc (NYSE:APD) by 18,375 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 378,746 shares, and cut its stake in Borgwarner Inc (NYSE:BWA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 0.01, from 2017Q3's 0.99. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold YUM!

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in YUMC. Funds hold 235.88 million shares thus 1.51% less from 2017Q3's 239.50 million shares. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The Wisconsin-based State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has invested 0.12% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). 18,594 are held by Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Liability Co. (NYSE:ABBV). Retail Bank Of America Corporation De has invested 0.27% in AbbVie Inc. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The Texas-based Maverick Ltd has invested 0.21% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 500 shs. Schwab Charles Invest Management Inc invested in 4.09 million shares. Winch Advisory owns 0% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 16,505 shares. Planning Advisors Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 8,854 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Asset Management One Limited has 549,263 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Ftb Advisors holds 0.02% or 3,199 shares in its portfolio. Cypress Asset Tx holds 0.96% of its portfolio in YUM! Finally, ETRADE Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Yum China by 49.3% in the 4th quarter. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) or 370 shares.

Two injured as miscreants pelt school bus with stones J&K's Shopian
Two students were injured as stone pelters targeted a private school bus in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. According to media reports, the bus, which came under attack of the miscreants, belonged to Rainbow International School.

In total 15 analysts cover Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) as follows: 5 "Buy", 10 "Hold" and 0 "Sell".

Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China commented, "By pioneering innovative CSR programs like this, we aim to make a positive difference to the lives of our customers and the communities in which we operate". Since November 1, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Yum!

The stock of YUM! YUM's profit will be $223.31M for 32.24 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. Edward Jones raised shares of Yum! A rating of a 1 or a 2 would signify a mean Buy view. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) or 140,387 shares. This indicates more upside for the $28.80 billion company. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, May 25 with "Buy". As per Friday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. They set an "outperform" rating and a $55.00 price objective for the company.

According to 2017Q4 SEC filling the Quantbot Technologies Lp reduced its holdings in Yum! (NYSE:ABBV). Moreover, Liberty Capital Mgmt Incorporated has 1.49% invested in AbbVie Inc. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $8000 target in Monday, August 7 report. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Therefore 76% are positive. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". On Tuesday, January 23 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, February 12 by Wedbush. The rating was initiated by Evercore with "Hold" on Tuesday, April 5. On Friday, February 9 the firm has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo given. Jefferies maintained the shares of YUM in report on Friday, December 22 with "Hold" rating. (NYSE:TWTR) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by Raymond James.