Checking in on Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) after recent insiders movement


Yum! Brands Inc.’s recent filing unveils that its Chief Executive Officer Gibbs David W unloaded Company’s shares for reported $0.55 million on Dec 20. In the deal valued at $128.52 per share,4,259 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, Gibbs David W now holds 31,715 shares worth roughly $ 4.08 million.

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Then, GRADDICK WEIR MIRIAN M sold 1,215 shares, generating $143,734 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $118.30, the Director now owns 1,233 shares.

Before that, Russell David Eric sold 4,454 shares. Yum! Brands Inc. shares valued at $527,888 were divested by the Vice President, Controller at a price of $118.52 per share. As a result of the transaction, Russell David Eric now holds 17,266 shares, worth roughly $2.22 million.

Wells Fargo initiated its Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] rating to an Overweight in a research note published on Tuesday, January 24, 2023; the price target was $145. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of 11.37 to its Tuesday closing price. A number of analysts have revised their coverage, including Argus’s analysts, who increased its forecast for the stock in late November from “a Hold” to “a Buy”. Bernstein began covering YUM with “an Outperform” recommendation on September 08, 2022. Argus revised its rating on August 17, 2022. It rated YUM as “a Hold” which previously was an “a Buy”.

Price Performance Review of YUM

On Tuesday, Yum! Brands Inc. [NYSE:YUM] saw its stock jump 1.45% to $128.51. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $126.04, but rose to a high of $128.68. Over the last five days, the stock has lost -1.40%. Yum! Brands Inc. shares have risen nearly 0.34% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have risen 3.44% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $132.87 was reached on 01/17/23, a 52-week low of $103.96 was recorded on 01/03/23. SMA at 50 days reached $127.87, while 200 days put it at $118.62. A total of 1.53 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 1.44 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For YUM Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 126.81, which if violated will result in even more drops to 125.10. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 129.45. A further resistance level may holdings at 130.38. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 51.19, which indicates neutral technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at -1.41, which suggests price will go down in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been low at 53.95%. Stochastics %K at 24.66% indicates the stock is a holding.

How much short interest is there in Yum! Brands Inc.?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in Yum! Brands Inc. stocks on Oct 13, 2022, growing by 0.43 million shares to a total of 2.91 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Sep 14, 2022 was 2.48 million shares. There was a rise of 14.78%, which implies that there is a positive sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 1.16% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) rose to 1.76.

Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from The Vanguard Group, Inc., it is revealed that the company now owns 21,495,654 shares, or roughly 7.63% of the outstanding YUM shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have risen by 6,156 from its previous 13-F filing of 21489498.0.. Over the last quarter, Capital Research & Management Co purchased 1,223,281 shares of Yum! Brands Inc., while SSgA Funds Management, Inc. bought 57,308 shares. At present, Capital Research & Management Co is holding 10,040,510 shares valued at $1.29 billion. Magellan Asset Management Ltd. owned 6,970,796 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $892.82 million.

According to FactSet, Yum! Brands Inc.’s share price will average $140.23 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 10.52 percent from its previous closing price of $126.67. Analysts expect Yum! Brands Inc. stock to reach the higher price of $168.00, while the lowest price estimate is $120.00. However, 31 analysts have rated YUM stock as an Overweight in their predictions for 2023.


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