Credit Suisse Reports Yum! Brands (YUM) Downgrade and $81.0 Target; Entergy (ETR) Covered By 2 Bullish Analysts Last Week

September 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Among 23 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. YUM! Brands has $116 highest and $65 lowest target. $82.67’s average target is 9.86% above currents $75.25 stock price. YUM! Brands had 70 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 1 by UBS. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Underperform” rating by CLSA on Thursday, July 14. BTIG Research maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, July 14 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $73 target in Wednesday, October 7 report. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, October 19. Cowen & Co maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Friday, August 4. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $8500 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, May 26 by Credit Suisse. As per Tuesday, December 1, the company rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co.

Among 16 analysts covering Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Entergy Corporation had 43 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 13 by Jefferies. Goldman Sachs upgraded Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) on Friday, April 1 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, August 22. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The stock of Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, October 19. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, June 2 with “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 20. See Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) latest ratings:

08/09/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $82 New Target: $84 Maintain
20/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $80.0 Maintain
11/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $78.0000 Maintain
10/08/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $79 New Target: $82 Maintain
02/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $78.0000 Maintain
05/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $78.0000 Maintain
02/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $78.0000 Maintain
01/05/2017 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Neutral Old Target: $79.00 New Target: $76.00 Target Down
13/04/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $72.00 Maintain
12/04/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $75.00 New Target: $77.00 Target Up

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 108 investors sold Yum! Brands, Inc. shares while 286 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 206 raised stakes. 251.58 million shares or 3.43% less from 260.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Sg Americas Limited Liability Corp holds 0.03% or 49,902 shares in its portfolio. Washington Tru Comm has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Jpmorgan Chase has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). National Bank Of The West reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Ellington Gru Limited Liability Com reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). 200,176 are held by Mirae Asset Global Invests Limited. 218,666 are owned by State Of Tennessee Treasury Department. Goldman Sachs Group invested in 3.01 million shares or 0.05% of the stock. Dowling Yahnke Limited Liability Corporation invested in 37,227 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Wellington Mgmt Grp Inc Inc Llp holds 0% or 15,626 shares. Tower Research Cap Llc (Trc) has 0.06% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Meyer Handelman has 0.02% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Pitcairn Co has 0.09% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Cornerstone Mgmt Ltd Company, a New York-based fund reported 148,017 shares. Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement has 0.07% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM).

YUM! Brands, Inc. is engaged in restaurant business. The company has market cap of $25.94 billion. 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. It has a 36 P/E ratio. 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.

The stock decreased 2.48% or $1.91 on September 15, reaching $75.25. About 5.74 million shares traded or 226.14% up from the average. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $953,010 activity. Niccol Brian R sold 1,471 shares worth $106,853. Gibbs David W sold $559,281 worth of stock.

Analysts await Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on October, 4. They expect $0.65 earnings per share, down 40.37% or $0.44 from last year’s $1.09 per share. YUM’s profit will be $224.07M for 28.94 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual earnings per share reported by Yum! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.41% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.35, from 1.24 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 61 investors sold Entergy Corporation shares while 178 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 153.64 million shares or 2.56% more from 149.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Texas Yale Cap Corporation owns 4,035 shares. Raymond James Trust Na reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Moors & Cabot owns 2,900 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Pennsylvania-based Valley Advisers Inc has invested 0% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas invested in 0.05% or 94,123 shares. Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia has 3,983 shares. Pnc Fin Grp Inc accumulated 73,449 shares. 7,200 are owned by U S Global Investors Incorporated. Raymond James & Assocs holds 425,043 shares. Hsbc Public Limited has invested 0.06% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). The Vermont-based Tru Com Of Vermont has invested 0.01% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Manufacturers Life Insurance The invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Private Advisor Ltd has 5,376 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Wellington Mngmt Grp Limited Liability Partnership owns 504,504 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Putnam Invests Limited Liability Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 701,293 shares.

The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.27 on September 15, reaching $78.87. About 1.51M shares traded or 46.60% up from the average. Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) has risen 1.84% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.86% the S&P500.

Entergy Corporation is a holding company. The company has market cap of $14.16 billion. The Firm is an integrated energy firm engaged in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through two business divisions: Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities.

Since May 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $121,292 activity. Another trade for 600 shares valued at $45,552 was made by FISACKERLY HALEY on Monday, May 15. The insider Riley Richard C sold 1,000 shares worth $75,740.

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