Morning Alert: Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP), Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE:VSH), Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI), RCM Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:RCMT)


Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) fell after the owner of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut cut its profit outlook for the year because sales in China are recovering more slowly than expected after a food safety scare. Yum is trying to recover from a TV report this summer that showed one of its suppliers allegedly using expired meat. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) in last trading activity decreased -6.24% to close at $70.53. Company weekly performance is -9.16% while its quarterly performance stands at -2.25%. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) is -15.10% away from its 52 week high.

Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP)’s Director Cynthia A. Baldwin sold 1,800 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.37, for a total value of $52,866.00. On last trading day Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) decreased -7.82% to close at $24.40. Its volatility for the week is 3.83% while volatility for the month is 3.19%. KOP’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -3.20%. Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) monthly performance is -22.71%.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) announced a new vPolyTan™ series of surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors in five compact case sizes. Optimized for computer, telecom, and industrial applications, Vishay Polytech T55 series devices feature ultra-low ESR down to 30 mΩ at +25 °C and 100 kHz. On last trading day Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE:VSH) decreased -4.45% to close at $13.54. Its volatility for the week is 3.50% while volatility for the month is 2.62%. VSH’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.40% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 15.90%. Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE:VSH) monthly performance is -0.73%.

Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) Director Hugh E. Harvey, Jr. unloaded 172,284 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.97, for a total transaction of $2,406,807.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 111,625 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,559,401. Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 86.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $13.93.

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:RCMT), a business and technology solutions provider based in Pennsauken, said Monday that it has named Frank Petraglia its senior vice president. Petraglia has more than 30 years of engineering management experience, including spending the past 10 years in management positions with Siemens Energy and Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, RCM said in a news release. On Wednesday shares of RCM Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:RCMT) closed at $7.89. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -4.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 15.00%.


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