Retaining Analysts Views in Focus: Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN)

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a loss -0.31% to traded at $65.32 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.08%. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the YUM. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.61 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.60. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $3.13 as compared to three months ago $2.41.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 78 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 70.06 as compared to current price of 65.32. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 9 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 13 recommend as HOLD, 1 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.10 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 3.75 and price to cash ratio remained 33.95. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as -83.20% and return on investment was 37.50% while its return on asset stayed at 20%.

Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with 0.70% to $43.36. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over DVN performance. Out of the pool of analysts 21 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 22 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 2 analysts while 2 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Overweight from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.39 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.35. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $2.79 and for the one month was for $-0.12 as compared to three months ago was for $-0.13. DVN received highest price target of 70 and low target of 35. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 53.44 as compared to current price of 43.36.

The share price of DVN attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 2.71%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 137.17% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -14.35%.


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