Summit Securities Group Has Increased Western Digital (WDC) Position; Gotham Asset Management Has Cut Yum Brands (YUM) Holding By $13.91 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Gotham Asset Management Llc decreased Yum Brands Inc (YUM) stake by 39.92% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Gotham Asset Management Llc sold 190,611 shares as Yum Brands Inc (YUM)’s stock rose 2.44%. The Gotham Asset Management Llc holds 286,816 shares with $21.11M value, down from 477,427 last quarter. Yum Brands Inc now has $25.86 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $77.88. About 3.11 million shares traded or 65.90% up from the average. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Summit Securities Group Llc increased Western Digital Corp (WDC) stake by 79515.38% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Summit Securities Group Llc acquired 20,674 shares as Western Digital Corp (WDC)’s stock rose 15.69%. The Summit Securities Group Llc holds 20,700 shares with $1.79 million value, up from 26 last quarter. Western Digital Corp now has $24.80 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $83.33. About 3.27M shares traded. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 65 investors sold WDC shares while 212 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 240.32 million shares or 2.88% more from 233.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Washington-based Parametric Port Associate Ltd Llc has invested 0.09% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). First Eagle Invest Limited Liability Co owns 419,988 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Blb&B Advsr Ltd Liability owns 51,362 shares for 0.68% of their portfolio. Bancorp Of America De has invested 0.05% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Guyasuta Advisors has invested 0.03% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Spectrum Mgmt Gru holds 22,702 shares. Ajo Limited Partnership owns 156,267 shares. Invest Centers Of America has invested 0.02% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc holds 4.08 million shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Panagora Asset Management, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 438,258 shares. Prelude Mngmt Limited Com has 88,703 shares for 0.69% of their portfolio. Reliance Of Delaware reported 12,978 shares. First Mercantile Tru Com, a Tennessee-based fund reported 5,950 shares. 237 are owned by Jfs Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability Com. Voya Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has 0.06% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 308,978 shares.

Summit Securities Group Llc decreased Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 33,300 shares to 1,700 valued at $252,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Costco Whsl Corp New (Call) (NASDAQ:COST) stake by 2,920 shares and now owns 180 shares. Deere And Co (Put) (NYSE:DE) was reduced too.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $14.26 million activity. RAY MICHAEL CHARLES sold $369,385 worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) on Monday, February 5. Shares for $1.39M were sold by MILLIGAN STEPHEN D on Monday, February 5. 3,670 Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) shares with value of $302,975 were sold by CORDANO MICHAEL D. 1,517 shares were sold by LONG MARK P, worth $134,239 on Wednesday, August 23. Sivaram Srinivasan sold $263,330 worth of stock. On Friday, August 18 the insider BHATIA MANISH H sold $1.66 million.

Among 36 analysts covering Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Western Digital had 157 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, June 13 the stock rating was maintained by Guggenheim with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 13 by Loop Capital Markets. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, May 13 by Bank of America. Brean Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $120 target in Tuesday, March 15 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, August 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, May 27 by Citigroup. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 30. The rating was maintained by Needham on Thursday, October 27 with “Strong Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, April 29 by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 50 investors sold YUM shares while 238 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. 239.50 million shares or 0.41% less from 240.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 46,000 were accumulated by Bp Public Limited. Mogy Joel R Counsel holds 9,680 shares. Country Bancshares has invested 0% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 9,031 shares. Utd Cap Advisers Limited Liability holds 156,042 shares. Brant Point Mngmt Lc owns 67,425 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md has 0.43% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 33.95M shares. 6,891 are held by Peapack Gladstone. Moreover, Advsrs Limited Liability Com has 0.02% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has invested 0.33% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Winch Advisory Svcs Ltd Liability holds 43 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Needelman Asset holds 11,395 shares. Stewart West Indies Trading Limited holds 915,000 shares or 5.88% of its portfolio. Hartford Invest Mngmt stated it has 106,697 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Group Inc holds 3.96M shares or 0.07% of its portfolio.

Among 29 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. YUM! Brands had 99 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura maintained the shares of YUM in report on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by JP Morgan. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 8 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $73 target in Wednesday, October 7 report. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 23 to “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Friday, February 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $75 target. Jefferies maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold” rating. Bernstein reinitiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, May 26 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 2 with “Hold”. Credit Suisse maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Friday, May 26. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $7800 target.

Gotham Asset Management Llc increased United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) stake by 114,471 shares to 179,314 valued at $21.53M in 2017Q3. It also upped Dte Energy Co (NYSE:DTE) stake by 20,266 shares and now owns 22,243 shares. Spx Flow Inc was raised too.

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