NYSE:YUM - Yum! Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$94.38 +0.26 (+0.28 %)
(As of 02/19/2019 10:17 AM ET)
Previous Close$94.12
Today's Range$94.10 - $94.4770
52-Week Range$77.09 - $95.45
Volume186,633 shs
Average Volume1.98 million shs
Market Capitalization$29.48 billion
P/E Ratio29.77
Dividend Yield1.79%
YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It operates in three segments: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories. As of December 31, 2017, it had 21,487 KFC units; 16,748 Pizza Hut units; and 6,849 Taco Bell units. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating places



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.69 billion
Cash Flow$3.8180 per share
Book Value($25.38) per share


Net Income$1.54 billion


Market Cap$29.48 billion

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Yum! Brands' stock symbol?

Yum! Brands trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "YUM."

How often does Yum! Brands pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 14th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share on Friday, March 8th. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 13th. This is an increase from Yum! Brands's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. View Yum! Brands' Dividend History.

How will Yum! Brands' stock buyback program work?

Yum! Brands announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Friday, August 10th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 7.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Yum! Brands' earnings last quarter?

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) posted its earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The restaurant operator reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.57. The restaurant operator had revenue of $1.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.57 billion. Yum! Brands had a net margin of 27.11% and a negative return on equity of 14.19%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.96 earnings per share. View Yum! Brands' Earnings History.

When is Yum! Brands' next earnings date?

Yum! Brands is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Yum! Brands.

What guidance has Yum! Brands issued on next quarter's earnings?

Yum! Brands issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of at least $3.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.81. Yum! Brands also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for YUM?

14 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Yum! Brands' shares. Their forecasts range from $76.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Yum! Brands' share price to reach $92.4167 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Yum! Brands.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Yum! Brands?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Yum! Brands in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Yum! Brands.

Has Yum! Brands been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about YUM stock have trended positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Yum! Brands earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Yum! Brands' key competitors?

Who are Yum! Brands' key executives?

Yum! Brands' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Greg Creed, CEO & Non-Independent Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. David W. Gibbs, Pres, COO & CFO (Age 56)
  • Ms. Tracy L. Skeans, Chief Transformation & People Officer (Age 46)
  • Mr. Roger G. Eaton, Exec. Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Keith Robert Siegner CFA, CPA, VP of Investor Relations & Corp. Strategy and Treasurer (Age 44)

Who are Yum! Brands' major shareholders?

Yum! Brands' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.91%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.89%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.60%), Sustainable Growth Advisers LP (1.44%), Northern Trust Corp (1.26%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.24%). Company insiders that own Yum! Brands stock include Anthony Lowings, Brian R Niccol, David Eric Russell, David W Gibbs, Greg Creed, Roger G Eaton, Scott Catlett and Tanya L Domier. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Yum! Brands.

Which major investors are selling Yum! Brands stock?

YUM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Nomura Holdings Inc., Sustainable Growth Advisers LP, First Manhattan Co., Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Weiss Multi Strategy Advisers LLC and Bank of Montreal Can. Company insiders that have sold Yum! Brands company stock in the last year include Anthony Lowings, David Eric Russell, David W Gibbs, Greg Creed, Roger G Eaton and Scott Catlett. View Insider Buying and Selling for Yum! Brands.

Which major investors are buying Yum! Brands stock?

YUM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Two Sigma Investments LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Two Sigma Advisers LP and Lord Abbett & CO. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Yum! Brands.

How do I buy shares of Yum! Brands?

Shares of YUM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Yum! Brands' stock price today?

One share of YUM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $94.12.

How big of a company is Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands has a market capitalization of $29.39 billion and generates $5.69 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $1.54 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.17 on an earnings per share basis. Yum! Brands employs 60,000 workers across the globe.

What is Yum! Brands' official website?

The official website for Yum! Brands is http://www.yum.com.

How can I contact Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands' mailing address is 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville KY, 40213. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 502-874-8300 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Yum! Brands (NYSE YUM)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  929 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  880 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,809
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Yum! Brands and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe YUM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe YUM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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