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Yum! Brands

$110.99

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Tigress Financial reiterates Strong Buy rating on Yum! Brands

Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth reiterated his Strong Buy rating on Yum! Brands, which he thinks will drive increased growth and profitability through investing in technology, leveraging its loyalty program and ongoing new menu item development. The company's refranchising has created a better operating model and it continues to enhance shareholder returns, added Feinseth.

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Longbow downgrades Yum! Brands to Underperform, sees Taco Bell slowing
As previously reported, Longbow analyst Alton Stump downgraded Yum! Brands (YUM) to Underperform from Neutral, noting that the stock is trading at nearly a 25% premium to its closest quick-service peers despite similar comp growth, unit growth and leverage. Confidence among his Taco Bell franchisee contacts in new product development has "waned significantly" since former Taco Bell head Brian Niccol left to become CEO of Chipotle (CMG), said Stump, who thinks it is highly likely Taco Bell's comp growth profile will slow meaningfully in coming quarters. He also expects Pizza Hut's comps to "remain stagnant to up 1% at best over the next 18+ months," said the analyst, who has a $91 price target on Yum! shares.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. SolarWinds (SWI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Heather Bellini saying while the company's valuation, on an absolute basis, does not appear "overly expensive," the shares have "limited possibility" for multiple expansion given its end market exposure and already best in class operating margins. 2. SM Energy (SM) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst William Thompson saying while the company's high leverage provides "oil beta with arguably premier Midland acreage," continuous drilling obligations could restrict it from pivoting away from the Eagle Ford condensate. 3. Zoom Video (ZM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Heather Bellini saying her "blue sky scenario" is already more than factored into investor expectations at current valuation levels. 4. Carnival (CCL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Berenberg with analyst Stuart Gordon saying the company appears to be "finely balanced between a deteriorating operating performance and a cheap valuation." 5. Yum! Brands (YUM) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Longbow with analyst Alton Stump saying the stock is trading at nearly a 25% premium to its closest quick-service peers despite similar comp growth, unit growth and leverage. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Yum! Brands downgraded to Hold from Buy at Edward Jones
Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough downgraded Yum! Brands to Hold from Buy.
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Investors see McDonald's outperforming, Starbucks underperforming, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Chris O'Cull said his recent survey to measure investors' sentiment toward restaurant stocks revealed that McDonald's (MCD) and Yum! Brands (YUM) as the only large-cap restaurant stocks voted to outperform heading into earnings season, while most investors pointed to Starbucks (SBUX) as most likely among the large-caps to underperform in the near term despite the fact that investors surveyed expect the company to beat Q3 EPS expectations. O'Cull, who raised his Americas same-store sales growth forecast for Q3 to 5.0% from 4.0% and raised his FY19 and FY20 EPS estimates for Starbucks, increased his price target on the stock to $86 from $65, though he keeps a Hold rating on the shares. He also has Hold ratings on McDonald's and Yum! shares.

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