Resources Connection, Inc. (RECN) EPS Estimated At $0.20; Heritage Investors Management Trimmed Yum! Brands (YUM) Position By $434,350

December 8, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Heritage Investors Management Corp decreased Yum! Brands Inc (YUM) stake by 3.04% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Heritage Investors Management Corp sold 5,950 shares as Yum! Brands Inc (YUM)’s stock rose 2.44%. The Heritage Investors Management Corp holds 189,649 shares with $13.99M value, down from 195,599 last quarter. Yum! Brands Inc now has $27.99 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $83.05. About 1.58 million shares traded. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) to report $0.20 EPS on January, 3.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 11.11% from last quarter’s $0.18 EPS. RECN’s profit would be $6.03 million giving it 19.44 P/E if the $0.20 EPS is correct. After having $0.12 EPS previously, Resources Connection, Inc.’s analysts see 66.67% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.58% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $15.55. About 78,149 shares traded. Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) has declined 11.17% since December 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.87% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. YUM! Brands had 88 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Tuesday, May 16. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 19 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, November 3 by BMO Capital Markets. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Thursday, October 6. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, August 3. Jefferies maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Wednesday, September 27. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $66.0 target. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, September 28. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 45 investors sold YUM shares while 303 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 240.48 million shares or 2.87% less from 247.59 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Connecticut-based Bradley Foster And Sargent Inc Ct has invested 0.01% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The Massachusetts-based Penobscot Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.15% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Kornitzer Capital Management Ks stated it has 0.01% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Ameriprise Fincl holds 0.09% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) or 2.41 million shares. Caprock Grp owns 7,156 shares. Td Asset Management Inc has 621,394 shares. Jensen Invest Inc reported 9,710 shares. Jolley Asset Management Limited Liability Corp invested in 44,143 shares or 2.28% of the stock. Guardian Life Insurance Of America reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Fmr Ltd reported 3.01 million shares. First Allied Advisory Serv owns 0.02% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 5,423 shares. Rand Wealth Lc has 0.5% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 49,986 shares. Prelude Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 0.06% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Private Trust Na holds 0.24% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) or 14,778 shares.

Analysts await Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.79 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.79 per share. YUM’s profit will be $266.22M for 26.28 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Yum! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.18% EPS growth.

Heritage Investors Management Corp increased Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) stake by 11,578 shares to 200,115 valued at $8.80M in 2017Q2. It also upped Ishares (IEFA) stake by 6,590 shares and now owns 32,070 shares. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 9 investors sold Resources Connection, Inc. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 23.96 million shares or 1.30% less from 24.27 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Schwab Charles Mgmt Inc accumulated 316,795 shares. Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0% in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN). The Texas-based Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0% in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN). Ameriprise Financial Inc accumulated 186,057 shares or 0% of the stock. American Intll Grp has invested 0% in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN). Invesco holds 0.01% or 1.35M shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt Inc owns 1,220 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Kbc Grp Nv stated it has 40,153 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% of its portfolio in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) for 12,303 shares. Barclays Public Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) for 3,808 shares. Highland Cap Mngmt L P has 0.01% invested in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) for 20,000 shares. Deutsche Bancorp Ag owns 51,704 shares. Sei Investments invested in 325 shares. State Common Retirement Fund has 0% invested in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN). Nationwide Fund Advsrs has invested 0% in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN).

Resources Connection, Inc. provides agile consulting services in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of $468.49 million. The firm offers finance and accounting services, including process transformation and optimization, financial reporting and analysis, technical and operational accounting, merger and acquisition due diligence and integration, audit readiness, preparation and response, implementation of new accounting standards, and remediation support. It has a 32.26 P/E ratio. It also provides information management services, such as program and project management, business and technology integration, data strategy, and business performance management.

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