As Yum! Brands (YUM) Stock Rose, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Trimmed Stake by $1.54 Million; Kimberly (KMB) Holder Vantage Investment Partners Has Upped Position

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Mason

Vantage Investment Partners Llc increased its stake in Kimberly (KMB) by 6.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vantage Investment Partners Llc bought 5,436 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 88,853 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.46 million, up from 83,417 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vantage Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Kimberly for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.40B market cap company. The stock increased 2.18% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $115.19. About 1.16 million shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has risen 0.32% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc decreased its stake in Yum! Brands Inc (YUM) by 2.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc sold 21,062 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 961,452 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $70.77 million, down from 982,514 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc who had been investing in Yum! Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.09 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $78.59. About 1.69 million shares traded. 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.

Among 18 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 58 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KMB in report on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, October 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 25 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 13 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $2.77 million activity.

Vantage Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $1.53B and $1.28 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) by 3,716 shares to 102,579 shares, valued at $11.91 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) by 5,053 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 114,273 shares, and cut its stake in Can Imperial Bk Of Commerce (NYSE:CM).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 64 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 363 raised stakes. 245.40 million shares or 1.70% more from 241.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board owns 70,498 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Willis Invest Counsel stated it has 1.41% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Assetmark Inc has invested 0% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Afam accumulated 14,106 shares. Maple Capital Mngmt owns 11,321 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Management holds 57,951 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Citadel Ltd invested in 95,687 shares. M&T Commercial Bank Corporation reported 173,925 shares. 1,822 were accumulated by Westwood Holdings Gp Inc. Smith Salley & accumulated 23,609 shares or 0.53% of the stock. Wellington Shields Capital Lc has invested 0.04% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Hartford Finance Management reported 23,151 shares. Asset Corp reported 92,670 shares. New Vernon Investment Limited Liability Company owns 4,480 shares for 0.59% of their portfolio. Wesbanco State Bank has 12,341 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Sequoia Fincl Advsrs Limited Liability Co invested 0.08% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Magnetar Financial Ltd Liability Company owns 38,135 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Moreover, Altfest L J has 0.36% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership owns 31,441 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. 1St Source Bancshares stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Essex stated it has 5,470 shares. Trilogy Glob Advsr Ltd Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 1.03M shares. Old State Bank In stated it has 0.04% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Kanawha Mgmt Ltd Com reported 4,032 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Pitcairn has 0.13% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Moreover, Choate Investment Advisors has 0.04% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 10,200 shares. 3,105 are owned by Boyd Watterson Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp Oh. Advisor Ltd Com invested in 0.11% or 7,633 shares. 602,414 were reported by Rhumbline Advisers. Scotia Capital Inc accumulated 16,540 shares.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $194,761 activity.

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