EPS for Xcerra (XCRA) Expected At $0.14; Yum Brands (YUM)’s Sentiment Is 0.99

February 7, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants. The company has market cap of $27.16 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. It has a 24.66 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurants prepare, package, and sell a menu of food items.

Analysts expect Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) to report $0.14 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 133.33% from last quarter’s $0.06 EPS. XCRA’s profit would be $7.68 million giving it 17.41 P/E if the $0.14 EPS is correct. After having $0.33 EPS previously, Xcerra Corporation’s analysts see -57.58% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $9.75. About 1.04M shares traded or 189.85% up from the average. Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) has risen 65.92% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.22% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Xcerra had 8 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Monday, May 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co on Tuesday, April 11 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by DA Davidson with “Buy” on Friday, September 4. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Needham. B. Riley & Co maintained Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) rating on Monday, August 28. B. Riley & Co has “Hold” rating and $10.25 target. DA Davidson downgraded Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) rating on Tuesday, April 11. DA Davidson has “Neutral” rating and $10.25 target. The stock of Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 18. Needham maintained the shares of XCRA in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating.

Xcerra Corporation provides test and handling capital equipment, interface products, and test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $535.11 million. It operates through two divisions, Semiconductor Test Solutions and Electronic Manufacturing Solutions. It has a 13.37 P/E ratio. The firm offers Diamond series platform that offers high-density packaging for the testing of microcontrollers, and consumer and digital ASSP and ASIC devices; X-Series platform that offers configurations for the testing of analog ASSP and ASIC, power, automotive, mixed signal, and RF applications; and ASL platform for testing linear, low-end mixed signal, precision analog, and power management devices.

Analysts await Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.80 EPS, up 1.27% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.79 per share. YUM’s profit will be $269.60 million for 25.18 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Yum! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.65% EPS growth.

Stewart West Indies Trading Co. Ltd holds 5.88% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. for 915,000 shares. Trilogy Global Advisors Lp owns 1.03 million shares or 4.79% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clenar Muke Llc has 4.28% invested in the company for 15.44 million shares. The -based Marshfield Associates has invested 4.18% in the stock. Bislett Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 95,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $194,761 activity.

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