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Yum! Brands Inc


  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC and Farallon Capital Management, trimmed some of their equity exposure in eBay Inc, but kept high positions in the e-commerce company's shares during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings. MD Sass Investors Services Inc liquidated its position in eBay,...

  • Whale watching: 8 trades on hedge-fund plays Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:05 PM ET
    Inside Alibaba Group Holdings headquarters.

    As many first-quarter filings from hedge funds surfaced, traders discussed how to play stocks top funds were buying and selling.

  • *Yum Brands up after J.P. Morgan upgrade. *Netflix jumps after report of China entry. May 15- U.S. shares ended little changed on Friday, with the S&P 500 edging up to a record high for a second straight session after a ream of weak economic data.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed in choppy trade on Friday, as disappointing data weighed on investor sentiment amid dollar declines and lower bond yields

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  • Yum may be happy to serve activist investors Friday, 15 May 2015 | 3:06 PM ET
    A KFC restaurant in Shanghai.

    JPMorgan upgraded Yum Brands to "overweight" on the thesis that spinning off the China business is no longer a "possibility" but a "probability."

  • *Yum Brands up after J.P. Morgan upgrade. *Netflix jumps after report of China entry. "With the markets treading, it's really reflecting what's happening in the general economy," said Warren West, principal at Greentree Brokerage Services in Philadelphia.

  • YUM: China spinoff? Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    YUM: China spinoff?

    Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates, shares his view of Yum Brands' growth in China, and if a spinoff is right for the company.

  • Why the FTC is wrong about our merger: Sysco CEO Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Sysco tractor-trailers sit parked outside the company's distribution center in Louisville, Ky.

    Sysco's CEO says the FTC, which is suing to block the company's merger with US Foods, has it all wrong.

  • Yum China spinoff becoming more probable - J.P. Morgan Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    May 15- The likelihood is growing that Yum Brands Inc will spin off its China business, J.P. Morgan said in a client note, upgrading the company's shares to "overweight" from "neutral". J.P. Morgan analyst John Ivankoe, who attended a Yum investor conference in China this week, said in a note published on Friday that he came away with a sense that a spinoff of Yum China was...

  • Wall Street eyes more data, dollar after S&P record Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to slightly higher open on Friday, amid data releases and following a record market close on Thursday.

  • Early movers: NFLX, GMCR, SIX, DE, YUM & more Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Friday's early movers: NFLX, GMCR, SIX, DE, YUM & more

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    Here's the best research calls from top Wall Street firms Friday.

  • Trading fast food: 7 plays on big names Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    McDonald's Enter sign

    'Fast Money' traders discussed how to play changes at McDonald's and Shake Shack's upcoming earnings.

  • 5 things we like about Verizon-AOL hookup Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Here are five things Michael Yoshikami likes about Verizon's $4.4 billion purchase of AOL.

  • Forget Alibaba earnings—listen to Jack Ma Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma makes a speech during the official opening of the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover March 15, 2015.

    Alibaba met Michael Yoshikami's expectations on earnings but he offers this word of caution on investing in the stock.

  • Southern California McDonald's testing 'superfood' Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    Customers at a McDonald's restaurant

    McDonald's said nine southern California restaurants are trying out breakfast bowls made with kale.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb said on Wednesday that he sees room for restaurant chain company Yum! Brands to potentially split off its China business, but said he is not pushing for that now. Keith Meister, who runs $8 billion hedge fund Corvex Management, said earlier this week that his firm had built up a stake of more than 15 million shares in...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 6- McDonald's Corp, which is testing a variety of new food products as part of its turnaround effort, on Wednesday said nine southern California restaurants are trying out breakfast bowls made with what is becoming a state dietary staple: kale. McDonald's rivals Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and other quick-service chains such as Yum Brands Inc's...

  • Overbought: 10 stocks ready to drop Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    A KFC restaurant is shown in a shopping mall in Beijing.

    These stocks in the S&P 500 have significantly moved away from their trading ranges and may be due for a drop.