Natixis Upped Yum Brands (YUM) Stake; Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) Sentiment Is 0.88

November 14, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Natixis increased Yum Brands Inc (YUM) stake by 54.57% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Natixis acquired 9,489 shares as Yum Brands Inc (YUM)’s stock rose 2.44%. The Natixis holds 26,877 shares with $1.98M

value, up from 17,388 last quarter. Yum Brands Inc now has $26.89B valuation. The stock rose 0.45% or $0.36 reaching $79.8 per share. About 277,255 shares traded. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $151.89 million. The Company’s subsidiaries include Monitronics International, Inc. and LiveWatch Security, LLC (LiveWatch). It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s divisions include MONI, LiveWatch and Other Activities.

Okumus Fund Management Ltd. holds 4.21% of its portfolio in Ascent Capital Group Inc for 1.24 million shares. Chou Associates Management Inc. owns 306,000 shares or 1.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Brigade Capital Management Lp has 1.09% invested in the company for 856,310 shares. The Texas-based Wallace Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.57% in the stock. Staley Capital Advisers Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 285,000 shares.

About 6,783 shares traded. Ascent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) has declined 24.02% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.72% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ascent Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASCMA) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $-2.22 earnings per share, down 47.02% or $0.71 from last year’s $-1.51 per share. After $-2.39 actual earnings per share reported by Ascent Capital Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.11% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q2 2017. 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. Farmers & Merchants Invests has 7,104 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Lmr Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership owns 6,995 shares. Advantus Management owns 0.06% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 33,302 shares. 446,767 are owned by Retirement Systems Of Alabama. The Quebec – Canada-based Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.34% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Loomis Sayles & Commerce LP owns 6.76 million shares. Aqr Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 848,563 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Jnba Advisors accumulated 462 shares. Voya Invest Management Limited Liability Co owns 0.02% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 134,258 shares. Alexandria Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.01% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 706 shares. 29,854 are held by Burns J W & Ny. Institute For Wealth Mgmt Llc reported 0.08% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Cornerstone Advsrs has invested 0.05% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Whittier Trust Communication has 0.03% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The New York-based Taurus Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.06% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM).

Natixis decreased Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) stake by 17,771 shares to 9,573 valued at $601,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Michael Kors Hldgs Ltd (NYSE:KORS) stake by 42,481 shares and now owns 189,114 shares. Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) was reduced too.

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