Dexcom (DXCM) Stock Rating Maintained by Jefferies; The $91.0000 Target Indicates 26.88% Potential, Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Had 11 Bullish Analysts

July 17, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Among 22 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. YUM! Brands had 58 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 7. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Goldman Sachs. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7800 target in Friday, May 26 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 20 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Thursday, July 14. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 23. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 19. The firm has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 21. On Friday, March 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to “Outperform”. See Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) latest ratings:

22/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $83.0000 Maintain
20/06/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy Maintain
15/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $75.0000 Maintain
01/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $66.0000 Maintain
26/05/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $78.0000 Maintain
26/05/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $78.0000 Maintain
23/05/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $66.00 Maintain
16/05/2017 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
11/05/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
05/05/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Outperform Old Target: $75.00 New Target: $80.00 Target Up

Among 17 analysts covering Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Dexcom has $120 highest and $66 lowest target. $89.18’s average target is 24.34% above currents $71.72 stock price. Dexcom had 30 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of DXCM in report on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 24 by Benchmark. As per Thursday, October 15, the company rating was upgraded by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, September 17. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, May 22 by PiperJaffray. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 14 by BTIG Research. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 16 by Desjardins Securities. On Thursday, October 15 the stock rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Buy”. The stock of DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 24 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, November 2.

Since January 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 26 insider sales for $13.92 million activity. Shares for $1.12 million were sold by VALDES JORGE A. 3,200 DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) shares with value of $220,989 were sold by Balo Andrew K. On Friday, March 17 SAYER KEVIN R sold $778,158 worth of DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) or 10,000 shares. DOUBLEDAY RICHARD had sold 3,182 shares worth $243,029. On Wednesday, March 8 the insider LISTER JOHN sold $233,002. Shares for $232,080 were sold by KAHN BARBARA. On Wednesday, February 22 the insider ROPER JESS sold $183,759.

The stock increased 2.40% or $1.68 on July 14, reaching $71.72. About shares traded. DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) has risen 9.41% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Dexcom, Inc. is a medical device company. The company has market cap of $6.34 billion. The Firm is focused on the design, development and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and for use by healthcare providers. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s products consist of DexCom G4 PLATINUM and DexCom G5 Mobile.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.27, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 43 investors sold DexCom, Inc. shares while 81 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 92.29 million shares or 4.94% more from 87.94 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 7,067 are owned by Landscape Cap Mgmt Limited. Regions Fin Corp invested 0.03% in DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM). Patten & Patten Incorporated Tn stated it has 0.32% of its portfolio in DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM). The Maryland-based Brown Advisory has invested 1.02% in DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM). 25,766 are owned by Great West Life Assurance Can. Parametric Port Associates Limited Liability has 207,461 shares. Pnc Finance Gru owns 0% invested in DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) for 18,694 shares. Weatherly Asset L P stated it has 0.08% in DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM). Tower Rech Cap Ltd Liability (Trc) accumulated 2,242 shares. Nordea Management holds 2,693 shares. The Florida-based Raymond James & has invested 0.02% in DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM). Ontario – Canada-based Toronto Dominion Bank has invested 0% in DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM). Ls Advsr Limited Liability Corp owns 0.01% invested in DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) for 1,369 shares. Frontier Capital Management Co Lc invested in 0.38% or 832,686 shares. State Street Corporation holds 0.01% or 1.48M shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) to report earnings on August, 1 after the close. They expect $-0.22 EPS, up 8.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.24 per share. After $-0.49 actual EPS reported by DexCom, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.10% EPS growth.

Since February 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $2.31 million activity. Niccol Brian R had sold 11,938 shares worth $813,854 on Friday, February 10. Gibbs David W sold 7,986 shares worth $545,705.

YUM! Brands, Inc. is engaged in restaurant business. The company has market cap of $25.99 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 31.62 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.09, from 0.8 in 2016Q3. It worsened, 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. Andra Ap owns 0.08% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 47,200 shares. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc owns 52,024 shares. Exchange Cap Management Inc has invested 0% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Glg Ltd Liability reported 35,396 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. City Holdg Co, West Virginia-based fund reported 1,070 shares. Associated Banc stated it has 0.03% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The Tennessee-based Delta Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation Tn has invested 0.01% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Parsons Capital Mngmt Inc Ri invested in 7,654 shares or 0.06% of the stock. First Commercial Bank Na invested 0.06% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). First Republic Investment Management Incorporated has invested 0.03% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Paloma Partners Com holds 44,478 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Burke And Herbert Fincl Bank And has invested 0.31% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Cullen Frost Bankers has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Tradition Cap Lc owns 0.35% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 16,460 shares. Employees Retirement Of Texas stated it has 92,000 shares.

The stock increased 0.25% or $0.18 on July 14, reaching $73.6. About shares traded. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

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