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Medifast (MED) Was Downgraded by Sidoti \u0026 Co. to Neutral; YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Covered By 11 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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Among 29 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. YUM! Brands had 101 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, December 2, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 15 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 7 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, September 28 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Edward Jones given on Friday, January 26. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Wednesday, October 12. Instinet downgraded the shares of YUM in report on Tuesday, January 30 to “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Monday, March 28 with “Neutral” rating. See YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) latest ratings:

04/04/2018 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0000 Maintain
26/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $91 New Target: $92 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $75 New Target: $82 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $92.0 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $85 New Target: $82 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $92.0 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Nomura Rating: Hold New Target: $89.0 Downgrade
30/01/2018 Broker: Instinet Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
26/01/2018 Broker: Edward Jones Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
23/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $93.0 Maintain

In a a note revealed to investors and clients on 19 April, Sidoti \u0026 Co. decreased shares of Medifast (NYSE:MED) to a Neutral rating from a Buy rating.

Analysts await Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 68.63% or $0.35 from last year’s $0.51 per share. MED’s profit will be $10.35M for 28.75 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual earnings per share reported by Medifast, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 43.33% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 3.83% or $3.94 during the last trading session, reaching $98.9. About 174,299 shares traded or 7.93% up from the average. Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) has risen 107.05% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 95.50% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Medifast (NYSE:MED), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Medifast has $74 highest and $32 lowest target. $53’s average target is -46.41% below currents $98.9 stock price. Medifast had 7 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Wednesday, August 16. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 11 by Sidoti. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Zacks. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was initiated by Wunderlich with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Monday, October 5 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti on Monday, November 30 to “Neutral”. DA Davidson maintained it with “Buy” rating and $74 target in Friday, September 15 report.

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells weight loss, weight management, healthy living products, and other consumable health and diet products. The company has market cap of $1.19 billion. The firm offers bars, bites, pretzels, puffs, oatmeal and cereal crunch products, drinks, eggs, hearty choices, pancakes, puddings, soft serves, shakes, smoothies, soft bakes, and soups under the Medifast, OPTAVIA, Thrive by Medifast, Optimal Health by Take Shape For Life, Flavors of Home, and Essential 1 brands, as well as Dual Fuel, a sports nutrition pilot program. It has a 43.19 P/E ratio. It also provides meal replacements comprising vitamins and minerals; and hydration products, as well as other nutrients for health purposes.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.33, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Medifast, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 10.23 million shares or 0.32% more from 10.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 7,031 were reported by Sei Invests Co. Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 17,650 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Wedge Capital Mngmt L Lp Nc reported 22,100 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Citadel Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) for 23,169 shares. Fny Managed Accounts Limited Com reported 48 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Aqr Cap Management Limited Company has 0% invested in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED). Voya Inv Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 18,753 shares. Martingale Asset Lp holds 0.05% or 50,706 shares. Comerica Commercial Bank owns 10,776 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Vanguard Grp holds 712,002 shares. Northern Trust reported 136,883 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pnc Service Group Inc owns 0% invested in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) for 936 shares. Laurion Cap Mgmt L P reported 77,177 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. C M Bidwell And Assocs invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED). Bessemer Group Inc reported 17,800 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since March 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $4.87 million activity. 40,000 shares valued at $3.47 million were sold by MACDONALD MICHAEL C on Thursday, March 8. 7,500 shares valued at $669,825 were sold by CONNOLLY CHARLES P on Thursday, March 15.

The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $86.43. About 469,429 shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 32.07% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $194,761 activity. Another trade for 2,294 shares valued at $194,761 was made by Niccol Brian R on Monday, January 22.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants. The company has market cap of $28.38 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. It has a 22.93 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants prepare, package, and sell a menu of food items.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 48 investors sold YUM! Brands, Inc. shares while 251 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. 235.88 million shares or 1.51% less from 239.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fiduciary Tru reported 13,198 shares stake. Bokf Na accumulated 30,673 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Ltd reported 8,875 shares. Engineers Gate Manager L P has invested 0.45% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). 1,205 are owned by Fincl Architects. Alkeon Cap Mngmt Limited has invested 0.36% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Balyasny Asset Management Lc owns 47,985 shares. Psagot Investment House Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 703 shares. Tortoise Investment Mngmt Ltd Com accumulated 0.03% or 1,270 shares. Kentucky Retirement Ins Trust Fund accumulated 0.12% or 8,949 shares. Ahl Ptnrs Llp has 0.12% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Boyd Watterson Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Oh reported 2,915 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Moreover, Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Bartlett & Com Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 1,829 shares. Brinker stated it has 49,868 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings.

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