Cardinal Capital Management Llc Increased Ezcorp (EZPW) Stake by $24.59 Million; Profile of 11 Analysts Covering Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

February 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. Nomura initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 1 report. Barclays Capital maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Wednesday, October 12 with “Equal Weight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, September 30. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Friday, September 15. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $90 target in Wednesday, September 28 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, August 19. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Tuesday, April 5. See Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) latest ratings:

12/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $75 New Target: $82 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $92.0 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $85 New Target: $82 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $92.0 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Nomura Rating: Hold New Target: $89.0 Downgrade
30/01/2018 Broker: Instinet Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
26/01/2018 Broker: Edward Jones Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
23/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $93.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $84.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $88.0 Maintain

Cardinal Capital Management Llc increased Ezcorp Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) stake by 4356.17% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cardinal Capital Management Llc acquired 2.05M shares as Ezcorp Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW)’s stock declined 7.10%. The Cardinal Capital Management Llc holds 2.10M shares with $25.57M value, up from 47,038 last quarter. Ezcorp Inc now has $695.78 million valuation. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $12.77. About 58,923 shares traded. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 40.96% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.26% the S&P500.

Cardinal Capital Management Llc is a Connecticut-based institutional investor with more than $1.96 billion AUM in March, 2014. Taken from Cardinal Capital Management latest Adv, the fund reported to have 14 full and part-time employees. Among which 7 performing investment advisory and research functions. The institutional investor had between 26-100 clients.

EZCORP, Inc. provides pawn loans in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company has market cap of $695.78 million. The firm operates through three divisions: U.S. It has a 18.62 P/E ratio. Pawn, Mexico Pawn, and Other International.

Among 4 analysts covering EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. EZCORP had 11 analyst reports since August 17, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 4. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Stephens. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, December 12 by Wells Fargo. Jefferies maintained the shares of EZPW in report on Friday, November 17 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, December 15. Stephens maintained EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold” rating. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 10. Jefferies maintained the shares of EZPW in report on Wednesday, June 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by CL King on Wednesday, August 17. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 7 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.48, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 15 investors sold EZPW shares while 35 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 46.01 million shares or 11.26% more from 41.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 0% or 6,394 shares. Ubs Asset Americas holds 20,698 shares. Ellington Management Grp Incorporated Lc has invested 0.07% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Morgan Stanley reported 699,771 shares. Cna Financial owns 66,600 shares. Hancock Hldg Company, a Mississippi-based fund reported 22,540 shares. Macquarie Group Limited holds 33,435 shares. Verition Fund Ltd Llc stated it has 11,566 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Axa holds 0.01% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) or 149,593 shares. Cardinal Capital Management Ct has 0.02% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Guggenheim holds 127,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Vanguard Grp Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Principal Group Inc Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 387,037 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Management owns 540,980 shares. Piedmont Investment Advsrs Lc owns 0% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 11,180 shares.

The stock increased 0.14% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $77.88. About 1.09 million shares traded. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 50 investors sold Yum! Brands, Inc. 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. Ftb Advisors reported 3,020 shares stake. Ngam Advsrs L P stated it has 0.37% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Heritage Investors Mngmt holds 187,060 shares. Moreover, Cap Guardian Tru has 0.59% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Moreover, Virtus Investment Advisers has 0.15% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 19,198 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Management Ltd Liability has 0.05% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 41,116 shares. Girard Partners Limited stated it has 0.09% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Cap Fund Management owns 87,633 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 225,018 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Pacific Invest Management Com has invested 0.07% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Old National National Bank & Trust In holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 8,888 shares. Kansas-based Intrust Savings Bank Na has invested 0.19% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). First Personal Financial reported 795 shares stake. Raymond James Na reported 12,725 shares stake. Levin Cap Strategies Lp reported 4,517 shares.

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants. The company has market cap of $25.86 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. It has a 20.66 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants prepare, package, and sell a menu of food items.

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