Pepsico (PEP) Stock Rose While Bristol John W & Company Cut Holding; Yum Brands (YUM) Shareholder Plante Moran Financial Advisors Increased Holding by $22.72 Million as Share Price Rose

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Plante Moran Financial Advisors Llc increased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (YUM) by 4711.57% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Plante Moran Financial Advisors Llc bought 252,446 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.03% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 257,804 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $23.44 million, up from 5,358 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Plante Moran Financial Advisors Llc who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $28.21B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.60% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $90.32. About 1.35 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: 02/05/2018 – Yum Brands 1Q Rev $1.37B; 20/04/2018 – KFC Pairs New Crispy Colonel Sandwich With Famously Sun-Crisped George Hamilton To Launch Latest Menu ltem; 20/03/2018 – LAUNCH: YUM! BRANDS $1.975B TLB FOR REFINANCE; CALL MARCH 21; 25/04/2018 – Yum! Brands, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.36 Per Share; 02/05/2018 – Yum Brands 1Q EPS $1.27; 20/03/2018 – Brandt had worked with Niccol at Yum Brands; 23/03/2018 – Yum Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/04/2018 – DJ Yum! Brands Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (YUM); 08/03/2018 – YUM BRANDS INVESTOR CONFERENCE BEGINS; 02/05/2018 – Yum Brands Maintains All Aspects of Full-Year Guidance

Bristol John W & Company Inc decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc (PEP) by 1.71% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bristol John W & Company Inc sold 9,091 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.31% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 521,552 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $58.31 million, down from 530,643 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bristol John W & Company Inc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $152.34 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $107.92. About 3.15 million shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has declined 0.46% since January 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 0.46% the S&P500. Some Historical PEP News: 25/05/2018 – PEPSICO INC – UPON CLOSING, BARE SNACKS WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY FROM ITS HEADQUARTERS IN SAN FRANCISCO; 26/04/2018 – PepsiCo Sees Forex Having Neutral Impact on 2018 Revenue, EPS; 26/04/2018 – PepsiCo: To Responsibly Step Up Investments in Core Carbonated Soft Drinks; 25/05/2018 – Dealbook: PepsiCo to Acquire the Fruit and Veggie Snack Maker Bare Foods; 26/05/2018 – News (PK): PepsiCo to buy Bare Foods; 26/04/2018 – PEPSICO INC – RECENT LOSSES IN COLA MARKET SHARE IN N. AMERICA HAVE LED TO A SUBPAR TOP LINE AND BOTTOM LINE PERFORMANCE OVER THE PAST 3 QUARTERS; 05/03/2018 – BUNDABERG BREWED DRINKS – BUNDABERG TO REMAIN SEPARATE BUSINESS ENTITY BUT TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN U.S. THROUGH PEPSI’S NETWORK; 16/04/2018 – PEPSI-COLA PRODUCTS PHILIPPINES DECLARES 0.044 PESO DIVIDEND; 25/04/2018 – PepsiCo Bond Trading 34x Average; Clients Net Sellers; 20/03/2018 – License: Pepsi Pops the Top on Coach Collab

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It fall, 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. Earnest Partners Lc holds 0% or 193 shares. Cibc World Mkts Corporation accumulated 0.08% or 105,593 shares. Clearbridge Invests Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 4,825 shares. Winch Advisory Services Limited Liability reported 0% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Money Limited Liability Com accumulated 42,923 shares or 2.24% of the stock. Cohen Klingenstein Ltd Liability holds 1.04% or 90,170 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James & Assocs stated it has 235,167 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.03% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Chevy Chase stated it has 267,838 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. 780 were accumulated by Adirondack Company. 72,385 were accumulated by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi. Trexquant Investment Lp has 23,567 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Limited has invested 0.18% in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Fenimore Asset Mngmt reported 0.78% of its portfolio in YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 84,534 shares stake.

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. Cowen & Co maintained YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Friday, September 8. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $85.0 target. Nomura maintained the shares of YUM in report on Thursday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 18 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research given on Wednesday, October 10. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $89 target in Friday, November 3 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 6 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, January 26, the company rating was upgraded by Edward Jones. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 7 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 13 by Oppenheimer.

Since September 17, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $7.21 million activity. 1,681 shares were sold by Skeans Tracy L, worth $148,611. 745 shares were sold by Catlett Scott, worth $67,050 on Thursday, December 6. Russell David Eric sold 7,340 shares worth $660,600. The insider Eaton Roger G. sold 44,823 shares worth $4.06M.

Plante Moran Financial Advisors Llc, which manages about $10.58B and $307.51M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) by 12,336 shares to 12,906 shares, valued at $380,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Russell 1000 (IWB) by 3,090 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 32,415 shares, and cut its stake in Jetblue Airways Corp (NASDAQ:JBLU).

More notable recent YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chesapeake, CME, Constellation, Dominion Energy, EA, Gap, Netflix, Starbucks, Viacom, Yum, Zynga and More – 24/7 Wall St.” on January 11, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Disney, FedEx, Macy’s, Yum Brands: ‘Fast Money’ Picks For December 17 – Benzinga” published on December 17, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Stock futures dip after five-day surge – StreetInsider.com” on January 11, 2019. More interesting news about YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “A Peek Into The Markets: US Stock Futures Fall Ahead Of Consumer Price Index – Benzinga” published on January 11, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “BAML reviews restaurant stocks – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 11, 2019.

Among 24 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. PepsiCo had 81 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $127 target in Wednesday, July 11 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, October 5. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Wednesday, February 14. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 4. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Credit Suisse. UBS maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Friday, July 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Monday, December 12. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 22.

Analysts await PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) to report earnings on February, 15 before the open. They expect $1.49 EPS, up 13.74% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.31 per share. PEP’s profit will be $2.10 billion for 18.11 P/E if the $1.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual EPS reported by PepsiCo, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.29% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “PepsiCo (PEP) Reports Election of CEO Ramon Laguarta as Board Chairman – StreetInsider.com” on January 10, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “PepsiCo (PEP) Stock Moves -0.95%: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” published on December 17, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) – Today’s Pickup: “The last thing I need is more data. I need more information,” Trucking Exec Tells Vendors – Benzinga” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Nasdaq 100 Movers: PEP, INCY – Nasdaq” published on December 12, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Notable ETF Inflow Detected – XLP, KO, PEP, COST – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 27, 2018.

Since October 4, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $22.66 million activity. Yawman David sold 12,024 shares worth $1.29M. On Thursday, October 4 the insider Narasimhan Laxman sold $587,364. $2.26 million worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) was sold by Spanos Mike on Wednesday, October 31.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 43 investors sold PEP shares while 682 reduced holdings. 129 funds opened positions while 502 raised stakes. 952.72 million shares or 0.70% less from 959.39 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Private Advisor Group Lc has 0.24% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Peloton Wealth Strategists reported 21,050 shares. Regent Management Ltd holds 0.38% or 10,971 shares. Capital Ok owns 1.1% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 165,489 shares. Fort Lp holds 8,228 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Il reported 38,259 shares. Wealthtrust Fairport owns 21,572 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Edgestream Prtnrs Ltd Partnership holds 2,736 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Rench Wealth Mngmt stated it has 0.21% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Carroll Assoc Inc has invested 0.28% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Westpac Banking owns 101,352 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Boston Family Office Limited holds 0.91% or 76,930 shares. Rodgers Brothers owns 16,025 shares for 0.51% of their portfolio. 3,574 were accumulated by Levin Capital Strategies Lp. 6.62 million were accumulated by Renaissance Technology Ltd Llc.

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