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Myriad Asset Management LTD Has Lowered Yum Brands (YUM) Holding by $822,150 as Stock Value Rose; Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) Shareholder Advisory Research Upped Position

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Advisory Research Inc increased its stake in Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) by 2.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advisory Research Inc bought 19,752 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.24% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 928,705 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $36.82M, up from 908,953 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advisory Research Inc who had been investing in Taiwan Semiconductor for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $202.35B market cap company. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.445 during the last trading session, reaching $39.745. About 4.70M shares traded. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) has risen 30.51% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.96% the S&P500.

Myriad Asset Management Ltd decreased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (YUM) by 25% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Myriad Asset Management Ltd sold 10,150 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.80% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 30,450 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.49 million, down from 40,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Myriad Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.97 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $83.45. About 1.26M shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 32.07% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. YUM! Brands had 109 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. UBS maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Friday, November 3. UBS has “Buy” rating and $89.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 16. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Bernstein. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Thursday, June 22 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by UBS. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 1 by UBS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It dived, 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. Altfest L J And holds 0.3% or 9,762 shares. M Hldg Secs has 2,894 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Caprock Group Inc has invested 0.12% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Mechanics Comml Bank Department stated it has 23,520 shares or 0.43% of all its holdings. Central Bank & Trust has invested 0.05% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Asset Strategies stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Sterling Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Choate Inv holds 0.04% or 10,592 shares. Goldman Sachs Inc, New York-based fund reported 4.70M shares. Proshare Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Fincl Bank Of America De has 0.06% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Wealthfront has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). City Hldg, West Virginia-based fund reported 1,070 shares. Sol Management Com invested 0.34% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). State Bank Of Mellon invested in 7.67 million shares or 0.16% of the stock.

More notable recent YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Pizza Hut signs deal with Telepizza” on May 16, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “About That Big Price Target for Chipotle Mexican Grill…” published on May 16, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “Should Investors Buy the Post-Earnings Dip in Yum! Brands, Inc. Stock?” on May 07, 2018. More interesting news about YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Apollo names new bosses at Qdoba” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Alcoa, FedEx, 22nd Century Group, Aspen Technology, Yum! Brands …” with publication date: May 07, 2018.

Analysts await YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 7.35% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.68 per share. YUM’s profit will be $235.94M for 28.58 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual earnings per share reported by YUM! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.89% negative EPS growth.

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

Among 8 analysts covering Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing had 17 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pacific Crest upgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Friday, October 14 report. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 13 report. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Tuesday, June 28. The stock of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, November 27. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 16 by HSBC. HSBC downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 21 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 13 by HSBC. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Monday, January 22. J.P. Morgan upgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) on Tuesday, October 10 to “Buy” rating.

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