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As Yum Brands (YUM) Market Valuation Rose, Shareholder Cobblestone Capital Advisors Has Boosted Holding; Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP) Holding Has Increased by Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc

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Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Cabot Microelectronics Corp (CCMP) by 42.66% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc bought 43,218 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.65% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 144,518 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.60M, up from 101,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Cabot Microelectronics Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.01% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $103.27. About 58,963 shares traded. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP) has risen 44.35% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.80% the S&P500.

Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (YUM) by 57.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc bought 6,044 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.80% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 16,484 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.35 million, up from 10,440 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $28.20B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.434 during the last trading session, reaching $85.856. About 1.27 million shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 32.07% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.26B and $1.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (IWO) by 6,500 shares to 36,452 shares, valued at $6.81 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc by 1,277 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,928 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IVV).

Among 29 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. YUM! Brands had 103 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 2. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Buy” rating by Edward Jones on Friday, January 26. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, September 28 with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Jefferies. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 19. CLSA maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Thursday, July 14 report. The stock has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 7. JP Morgan maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Wednesday, October 7 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, September 8 with “Outperform”. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $84 target in Thursday, July 14 report.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $194,761 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 48 investors sold YUM 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. World Asset stated it has 31,323 shares. Magellan Asset Mgmt Ltd has 16.08M shares for 4.36% of their portfolio. Gardner Russo & Gardner Llc holds 1,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Clinton has 5,222 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Moreover, Victory Management Inc has 0.01% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 51,566 shares. Freshford Capital Mngmt Limited Liability reported 228,722 shares or 3.44% of all its holdings. The Switzerland-based Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0.05% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Bridges Investment Mgmt, a Nebraska-based fund reported 2,980 shares. Wms Prtnrs Limited Co stated it has 4,281 shares. State Street has 13.84 million shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 131,314 shares stake. Payden Rygel has 1.15% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 161,900 shares. Invesco Limited has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Capital Guardian Co reported 498,140 shares. Creative Planning stated it has 169,802 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.19, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 13 investors sold CCMP shares while 79 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 23.39 million shares or 0.41% less from 23.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bancshares Of America De holds 0% of its portfolio in Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP) for 165,772 shares. State Street Corporation owns 632,143 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Advsr Asset reported 0% stake. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 0% in Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP). 22,172 are owned by Morgan Dempsey Capital Ltd Co. 15,710 were accumulated by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Limited Liability Partnership Ma stated it has 8,894 shares. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Company stated it has 2,588 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fisher Asset Mngmt Llc holds 0.01% or 67,098 shares. Pdts Ltd Liability Company reported 34,470 shares. Quantbot Lp holds 0.02% or 2,261 shares. Arizona State Retirement System reported 42,619 shares stake. National Bank Of New York Mellon holds 0.01% or 389,553 shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0% or 55,540 shares in its portfolio. Pnc Fincl Svcs Grp, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 3,109 shares.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 sales for $11.07 million activity. The insider NOGLOWS WILLIAM P sold $1.68 million. 3,000 shares were sold by HILL RICHARD, worth $340,475. 6,500 shares were sold by ROMAN THOMAS S, worth $703,056. Another trade for 2,925 shares valued at $278,255 was sold by Damashek Yumiko. Another trade for 17,000 shares valued at $1.74 million was sold by Li David H.

Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc, which manages about $39.78 billion and $6.69 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ:CYBR) by 25,383 shares to 555,914 shares, valued at $23.01 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:RARE) by 151,750 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.44M shares, and cut its stake in Irhythm Technologies Inc.

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