Pax World Management Holding in Yum! Brands (YUM) Has Lowered as Share Value Rose; Armistice Capital Stake in Enanta Pharmaceuticals (ENTA) Decreased by $7.18 Million as Market Valuation Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Armistice Capital Llc decreased its stake in Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc (ENTA) by 59.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Armistice Capital Llc sold 156,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 108,000 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.05 million, down from 264,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Armistice Capital Llc who had been investing in Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.17B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $60.98. About 75,042 shares traded. Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA) has risen 40.91% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.21% the S&P500.

Pax World Management Llc decreased its stake in Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) by 10.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pax World Management Llc sold 6,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 52,544 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.87 million, down from 58,544 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pax World Management Llc who had been investing in Yum! Brands Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.37% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $83.62. About 1.38 million shares traded. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ENTA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc had 20 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Saturday, August 8 the stock rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Buy”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, April 28 by JMP Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Friday, August 7. The rating was upgraded by JMP Securities to “Market Outperform” on Tuesday, July 11. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 20 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA) rating on Friday, October 20. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $36.0 target. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Underweight” rating in Friday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, November 20 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Tuesday, January 2 report.

Analysts await Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.04 EPS, up 115.38% or $0.30 from last year’s $-0.26 per share. ENTA’s profit will be $764,841 for 381.13 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.86 actual EPS reported by Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -97.85% negative EPS growth.

Armistice Capital Llc, which manages about $848.92M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Energizer Hldgs Inc New by 174,000 shares to 524,000 shares, valued at $24.13M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ftd Cos Inc (NASDAQ:FTD) by 96,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 624,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Playa Hotels & Resorts Nv.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.75, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 9 investors sold ENTA shares while 31 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 12.10 million shares or 2.87% more from 11.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gsa Cap Prtnrs Llp reported 0.06% stake. Jpmorgan Chase & reported 115,977 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc, a New York-based fund reported 84,035 shares. Prudential Fincl reported 46,597 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs invested in 0% or 8,892 shares. Quantbot Technology Limited Partnership stated it has 0.01% in Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA). 108,224 are held by Principal Financial Incorporated. Weiss Multi has invested 0.05% in Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA). Alps Advsrs invested in 0.01% or 18,747 shares. Eqis Cap Mgmt accumulated 30,102 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 4,600 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys owns 6,097 shares. Moreover, Ameritas Investment Prns has 0% invested in Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can reported 35,256 shares stake. Armistice Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.6% or 108,000 shares in its portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Boston Management holds 0.17% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) or 4,468 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 1.91 million shares. Cornerstone Inc holds 3,500 shares. First Tru Advsrs Lp owns 94,642 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Td Capital Mngmt Llc reported 3,239 shares stake. Pension, Korea-based fund reported 355,959 shares. Exxonmobil Investment Tx reported 62,960 shares. Boston Family Office Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). 6,647 were accumulated by Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt. First Citizens National Bank & Trust And Trust Company accumulated 0.16% or 16,506 shares. Guardian Life Insur Of America has invested 0.01% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Sun Life Financial has 0.02% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Fernwood Mgmt Lc reported 16,582 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corp holds 2.91M shares. Godshalk Welsh Mgmt Incorporated invested in 7,275 shares.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $616,871 activity.

Pax World Management Llc, which manages about $3.21 billion and $1.75B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hometrust Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) by 104,446 shares to 882,945 shares, valued at $22.65 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE:WTM) by 3,124 shares in the quarter, for a total of 34,629 shares, and has risen its stake in Parsley Energy Inc. Class A (NYSE:PE).

Analysts await Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 1.27% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.79 per share. YUM’s profit will be $269.59 million for 26.13 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual earnings per share reported by Yum! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.65% EPS growth.

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