Comcast New (CMCSA) Shares Rose While Aspiriant Has Decreased Its Stake; St Johns Investment Management Company Cut Its Position in Yum Brands (YUM) by $785,790 as Stock Price Rose

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Aspiriant Llc decreased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 23.58% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aspiriant Llc sold 15,369 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.72% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 49,809 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.77M, down from 65,178 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aspiriant Llc who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $162.08B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $35.62. About 11.71M shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declined 1.43% since January 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 1.43% the S&P500. Some Historical CMCSA News: 11/05/2018 – Citadel Adds Cabot Oil, Exits MSC Industrial, Cuts Comcast: 13F; 25/04/2018 – Sky withdraws Fox bid recommendation as Comcast makes offer; 07/05/2018 – Update: Comcast is planning an all-cash bid to top Walt Disney’s $52 billion deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, if the U.S. government approves AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, sources tell CNBC; 25/04/2018 – CMO Today: Comcast’s Sky Bid; CBS-Viacom Deal Teeters on Bob Bakish Role; Mark Read Wants WPP CEO Job; 21/05/2018 – Comcast Sky bid set to avoid Fox-level scrutiny; 12/04/2018 – Consumer Watchdog Calls on Google, Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to Follow Facebook and Drop Opposition to Privacy Ballot Initiative; Calls on Mark Zuckerberg to Become Face of Campaign; 19/04/2018 – CMO Today: 21st Century Fox Rejected Comcast Bid; Client Wins Lift Publicis; Users Question Facebook Advertiser; 19/04/2018 – Comcast is teaming up with Independence Health Group to launch a new consumer-oriented health-care technology platform; 25/04/2018 – SUPERIOR CASH OFFER FOR SKY BY COMCAST; 25/04/2018 – COMCAST ENDS EARNINGS CALL

St Johns Investment Management Company Llc decreased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (YUM) by 52.56% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. St Johns Investment Management Company Llc sold 8,731 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.03% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 7,879 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $716,000, down from 16,610 at the end of the previous reported quarter. St Johns Investment Management Company Llc who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.36B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.06% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $90.82. About 2.01 million shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 8.68% since January 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.68% the S&P500. Some Historical YUM News: 30/04/2018 – Raise A Slice: Pizza Hut® Celebrates 60 Years With New Double Cheesy Crust Pan Pizza; 20/04/2018 – KFC Pairs New Crispy Colonel Sandwich With Famously Sun-Crisped George Hamilton To Launch Latest Menu Item; 16/05/2018 – PIZZA HUT – CO, TELEPIZZA ANNOUNCE ALLIANCE TO ACCELERATE GROWTH ACROSS LATIN AMERICA (EXCLUDING BRAZIL), CARIBBEAN, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND SWITZERLAND; 13/03/2018 – Pizza Hut® Canada Launches Loyalty Program; 02/05/2018 – Yum Brands 1Q Adj EPS 90c; 02/05/2018 – YUM 1Q REV. $1.37B, EST. $1.08B; 02/05/2018 – Yum Brands Opened 239 Net New Units for 3% Net New Unit Growth in 1Q; 08/05/2018 – Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa Is Back And Wilder Than Ever On May 10; 21/03/2018 – S&PGRBulletin: Yum! Brands ‘BBB-‘ Debt Rtg Unafctd By Amendmnt; 16/05/2018 – TELEPIZZA GROUP SA TPZ.MC – PIZZA HUT, A DIVISION OF YUM! BRANDS, ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC DEAL

Among 36 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 98 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. Bank of America maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Thursday, January 25. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $54 target. The company was initiated on Wednesday, November 11 by Suntrust Robinson. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of CMCSA in report on Tuesday, May 30 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, July 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by Wunderlich. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, January 13. The rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest to “Sector Weight” on Friday, January 27. On Tuesday, January 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”.

More notable recent Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Forget Comcast, Netflix Is a Better Media Stock – The Motley Fool” on December 29, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Netflix, AT&T, Disney, Apple and Comcast – Nasdaq” published on December 31, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Comcast-owned (Nasdaq: CMCSA) Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter area getting improvements – Orlando Business Journal – Orlando Business Journal” on January 11, 2019. More interesting news about Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “How Big of a Threat Are Cable Companies to Wireless Carriers? – The Motley Fool” published on December 15, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Charter (CHTR) and Tribune Media’s Price Negotiations Fail – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 03, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.07 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 59 investors sold CMCSA shares while 451 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 483 raised stakes. 3.58 billion shares or 0.66% less from 3.60 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 2.65 million shares. Letko Brosseau & Associates invested in 1.07% or 3.24 million shares. Chilton Capital reported 0.86% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Schaper Benz And Wise Investment Counsel Wi holds 463,111 shares or 2.19% of its portfolio. Shikiar Asset Management Inc owns 1.31% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 95,105 shares. Nfc Investments Limited Liability has 3.41% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 300,705 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 18.65 million shares. Norris Perne And French Limited Liability Partnership Mi holds 0.03% or 6,019 shares. Guardian Investment Management holds 88,152 shares. Seabridge Invest Advsr has 0.45% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Eaton Vance Mgmt invested in 0.42% or 5.34 million shares. Fcg Advsr Lc reported 14,434 shares. Hilltop invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Matarin Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 141,119 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 3G Capital Partners Lp has invested 25.2% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Since September 21, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $899,141 activity. 7,636 shares were sold by BACON KENNETH J, worth $282,799.

Aspiriant Llc, which manages about $8.09B and $1.17 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IWF) by 2,266 shares to 10,000 shares, valued at $1.56M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Index Fds (VB) by 2,010 shares in the quarter, for a total of 6,357 shares, and has risen its stake in Wisdomtree Tr (DEM).

Analysts await Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to report earnings on January, 23 before the open. They expect $0.62 earnings per share, up 26.53% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.49 per share. CMCSA’s profit will be $2.82 billion for 14.36 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Comcast Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.62% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Top Restaurant Stocks to Watch in December – The Motley Fool” on December 13, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Disney, FedEx, Macy’s, Yum Brands: ‘Fast Money’ Picks For December 17 – Benzinga” published on December 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “BAML reviews restaurant stocks – Seeking Alpha” on January 11, 2019. More interesting news about YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “The 5 Best-Selling Fast Food Items of 2018 – The Motley Fool” published on January 06, 2019 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Taco Bell set to serve up vegetarian menu – Bizwomen – The Business Journals” with publication date: January 11, 2019.

Since September 17, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $7.21 million activity. Another trade for 6,446 shares valued at $588,004 was sold by Gibbs David W. Another trade for 44,823 shares valued at $4.06 million was made by Eaton Roger G. on Thursday, November 8. 745 shares were sold by Catlett Scott, worth $67,050 on Thursday, December 6. Another trade for 1,681 shares valued at $148,611 was made by Skeans Tracy L on Thursday, November 1.

Among 31 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. YUM! Brands had 119 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, March 26, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Thursday, June 15. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $7500 target. As per Thursday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 27 by BTIG Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Thursday, November 2. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $89.0 target. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $96 target in Wednesday, September 28 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, September 15. The stock of YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Outperform” rating by Evercore on Friday, March 10. The rating was upgraded by Edward Jones on Friday, January 26 to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.06, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold YUM shares while 267 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 210.38 million shares or 3.21% less from 217.35 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. The Japan-based Nomura Holding has invested 0.08% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Banking holds 0.09% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 271,805 shares. Zebra Cap Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 5,099 shares or 0.21% of the stock. The Missouri-based Stifel Finance Corp has invested 0.13% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Gotham Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 251,627 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. Hl Financial Svcs Llc has 37,096 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability Co invested in 47,921 shares. Northcoast Asset has invested 0.42% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Sector Pension Board holds 0.01% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) or 14,938 shares. Moreover, Destination Wealth has 0.01% invested in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Pictet Asset Mgmt Ltd stated it has 0.05% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Da Davidson Company holds 0.14% or 84,735 shares in its portfolio. Of Virginia Va holds 0.04% or 2,964 shares in its portfolio. Goelzer Inv accumulated 5,026 shares. Raymond James Trust Na has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM).

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