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Yum! Brands (YUM) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.29 (+0.21%)
(As of 06/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.28 million shs
Average Volume
1.95 million shs
Market Capitalization
$38.67 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Yum! Brands MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.38 Rating Score
4.7% Upside
$143.80 Price Target
Short Interest
2.83% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.21mentions of Yum! Brands in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$4.62 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.64 to $6.31 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.31 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

47th out of 195 stocks

Eating Places Industry

10th out of 40 stocks

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About Yum! Brands Stock (NYSE:YUM)

Yum! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. The company operates through the KFC Division, the Taco Bell Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Habit Burger Grill Division segments. It also operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches, Mexican-style food categories, and other food products. 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 incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
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Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Eating places
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
16 Analysts


Net Income
$1.60 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.08 billion
Cash Flow
$5.79 per share
Book Value
($28.03) per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$38.67 billion

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Should I Buy Yum! Brands Stock? YUM Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Yum! Brands, Inc.:

  • Yum! Brands, Inc. has shown consistent growth in its stock value, with Wall Street analysts forecasting positive growth potential.
  • Recent acquisitions and increased holdings by institutional investors like Corient Private Wealth LLC indicate confidence in the company's future performance.
  • Yum! Brands, Inc. has a diversified portfolio of well-known restaurant chains, providing stability and potential for revenue growth.
  • The company's strategic initiatives to expand globally, especially in emerging markets, offer long-term growth opportunities.
  • Yum! Brands, Inc. has a strong brand presence and customer loyalty, which can translate into sustained profitability.


Investors should be bearish about investing in Yum! Brands, Inc. for these reasons:

  • Market competition in the restaurant industry is intense, leading to potential challenges in maintaining market share and profitability.
  • Economic downturns or shifts in consumer preferences could impact Yum! Brands, Inc.'s revenue and profitability.
  • Fluctuations in commodity prices, such as food and labor costs, can affect the company's margins and overall financial performance.
  • Regulatory changes, especially related to health and safety standards, could increase operational costs for Yum! Brands, Inc.
  • Investors should consider the current stock price and valuation metrics to ensure they are making an informed investment decision.
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YUM Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Yum! Brands stock right now?

16 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Yum! Brands in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" YUM shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in YUM, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Yum! Brands' stock price target for 2024?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Yum! Brands' stock. Their YUM share price targets range from $115.00 to $162.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $143.80 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have YUM shares performed in 2024?

Yum! Brands' stock was trading at $130.66 at the beginning of the year. Since then, YUM stock has increased by 5.1% and is now trading at $137.30.
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When is Yum! Brands' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2024.
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How were Yum! Brands' earnings last quarter?

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 1st. The restaurant operator reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.05. The restaurant operator earned $1.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.71 billion. Yum! Brands had a net margin of 22.92% and a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.64%. The firm's revenue was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.06 earnings per share.
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How often does Yum! Brands pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 28th will be given a dividend of $0.67 per share on Friday, June 7th. This represents a $2.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 24th.
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Is Yum! Brands a good dividend stock?

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) pays an annual dividend of $2.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.94%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 47.52%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, YUM will have a dividend payout ratio of 42.47% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Yum! Brands' stock buyback program work?

Yum! Brands announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, May 15th 2024, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

What is David Gibbs' approval rating as Yum! Brands' CEO?

3 employees have rated Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs on David Gibbs has an approval rating of 96% among the company's employees. This puts David Gibbs in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 83.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Yum! Brands to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Yum! Brands own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Yum! Brands investors own include Intel (INTC), Walt Disney (DIS), McDonald's (MCD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AT&T (T), Visa (V), Costco Wholesale (COST), NVIDIA (NVDA) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are Yum! Brands' major shareholders?

Yum! Brands' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.31%), Capital World Investors (6.43%), Capital International Investors (5.21%), Sustainable Growth Advisers LP (2.11%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.84%) and TD Asset Management Inc (0.77%). Insiders that own company stock include Anthony Lowings, David Eric Russell, David W Gibbs, David W Gibbs, Mark James King, Paget Leonard Alves, Scott Catlett, Tracy L Skeans, Tracy L Skeans and Weir Mirian M Graddick.
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How do I buy shares of Yum! Brands?

Shares of YUM stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Yum! Brands have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Yum! Brands: A&W Restaurants, Dragontail Systems, Heartstyles, KFC (Pty) Ltd, KFC Advertising Ltd., KFC Asia ELP Management LLC, KFC Asia Franchise Pte. Ltd. f/k/a Taco Bell Restaurants China-India Pte. Ltd., KFC Asia Holdings LLC f/k/a KFC Asia S.à r.l. f/k/a TB Asia Holdings S.à r.l., KFC Asia Holdings LP, KFC Australia IP Holdings LLC, KFC Canada LLC, KFC Corporation, KFC Europe Holdings S.a.r.l., KFC Europe S.à r.l., KFC France SAS, KFC Holding Co., KFC Holding SAS, KFC Holdings B.V., KFC India Marketing Private Limited, KFC International Holdings II LLC f/k/a KFC International Holdings II S.à r.l., KFC Italy S.r.l., KFC MENAPAK S.à r.l., KFC MENAPAKT FZ-LLC, KFC MENAPAKT Holdings LLC, KFC Menapak LLC, KFC North America LLC f/k/a KFC North America S.à r.l., KFC Operations LLC f/k/a KFC Operations S.à r.l. f/k/a Yum! Finance Holdings IV S.a.r.l, KFC Pacific Holdings Ltd, KFC Real Estate B.V., KFC Restaurants Spain S.L., KFC Russia Holdings I S.à r.l., KFC South Africa Holdings B.V., KFC THC V Ltd, KFC US LLC, Kentucky Fried Chicken (Germany) Restaurant Holding GmbH, Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken Canada Company, Kentucky Fried Chicken International Holdings LLC, Kentucky Fried Chicken Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken Pty. Ltd., Kvantum, Little Sheep, Long John Silver's, Multibranding Pty. Ltd., National Systems LLC, Newcastle Fried Chicken Pty. Ltd., Northside Fried Chicken Pty Limited, Novo BL SAS, Novo Re IMMO SAS, PH Canada Company, PH DIGITAL VENTURES UK LIMITED, PH Digico LLC, PH Europe S.à r.l., PH Mexico LLC f/k/a PH Mexico S.à r.l., PH North America LLC f/k/a PH North America S.à r.l., PH Operations LLC f/k/a PH Operations S.à r.l. f/k/a Yum! Asia Holdings II S.a.r.l, PH Restaurant Holdings GmbH, PH South Africa Holdings B.V., PHDV Asia Company Limited, Pacific Bell Franchising LLC, Pacificly Pizza Hut LLC, Pizza Famila Partnership, Pizza Hut (Pty) Ltd, Pizza Hut Asia Franchising LP, Pizza Hut Asia Pacific Franchise Pte. Ltd. f/k/a Pizza Hut Restaurants China-India Pte. Ltd., Pizza Hut Asia Pacific Holdings LLC f/k/a Pizza Hut Pacific Holdings LLC f/k/a PH Asia Holdings S.à r.l., Pizza Hut Canada LLC, Pizza Hut Connect LLC, Pizza Hut Delivery Germany GmbH, Pizza Hut ELP Management LLC, Pizza Hut Europe Limited, Pizza Hut Guarantor LLC, Pizza Hut HSR Advertising Limited, Pizza Hut Holdings LLC, Pizza Hut India Marketing Private Limited, Pizza Hut International LLC, Pizza Hut LLC, Pizza Hut MENAPAK Counsulting FZE, Pizza Hut MENAPAK Holdings LLC, Pizza Hut MENAPAK S.à r.l., Pizza Hut MENAPAKT FZ-LLC, Pizza Hut Technology Ventures LLC, Pizza Hut of America LLC, Pizza Pete Franchising LLC, QuikOrder LLC, Restaurant Concepts LLC, Restaurant Holdings Limited, South China Sea Investments LLC, Southern Fast Foods Limited, Suffolk Fast Foods Limited, TB Asia LLC, TB Canada Company, TB Cantina LLC, TB ELP Management LLC, TB International Holdings II LLC f/k/a TB International Holdings II S.à r.l., TB North America LLC f/k/a TB North America S.à r.l., TBA Services LLC, Taco Bell Asia Franchising LLC f/k/a TB Asia S.à r.l., Taco Bell Asia Franchising LP, Taco Bell Canada LLC, Taco Bell Cantina Corp, Taco Bell Corp, Taco Bell Franchise Holder 1 LLC, Taco Bell Franchisor Holdings LLC, Taco Bell Franchisor LLC, Taco Bell Funding LLC, Taco Bell IP Holder LLC, Taco Bell Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd., Taco Bell UK and Europe Limited f/k/a Yum! Restaurants Limited, Taco Bell of America LLC, The Habit Burger Grill, The Habit Restaurants Inc., The Habit Restaurants LLC, TicTuk Technologies Ltd., Tricon Global Restaurants Inc., YA Company One Pty. Ltd., YCH S.a.r.l., YEB Holdings LLC, YEB III LLC, YRH Holdco Limited, YRI China Franchising LLC f/k/a YRI China Franchising S.à r.l. f/k/a Yum! Finance Holdings V S.a.r.l, YRI China Licensing LLC, YRI Europe S.a.r.l., YRI Global Liquidity S.a.r.l., YRI Investment Company S.a.r.l., YUM! Finance Holdings I Sarl, YUM! Restaurants International MENAPAK Consulting FZE, Yum Connect Australia Pty. Ltd., Yum Connect LLC, Yum Cyprus Limited, Yum HS Holdings LLC, Yum India Technology Solutions Private Limited, Yum Restaurant Services Group LLC, Yum! Asia Franchise Pte Ltd, Yum! Asia Holdings LLC f/k/a Yum! Asia Holdings S.a.r.l, Yum! Australia Equipment Pty. Ltd., Yum! Brands Mexico Holdings II LLC, Yum! China ELP Management LLC, Yum! China Franchising LP, Yum! Europe Holdings LP, Yum! Europe Limited, Yum! Europe Management LLC, Yum! Franchise de Mexico LLC f/k/a Yum! Franchise de Mexico S.a.r.l., Yum! Holdings II Limited, Yum! III (UK) Limited, Yum! International Finance Company f/k/a Yum! International Finance Company S.a.r.l., Yum! KFC Australia Holdings I LLC, Yum! Restaurant Holdings, Yum! Restaurantes do Brasil Ltda., Yum! Restaurants (India) Private Limited, Yum! Restaurants (NZ) Ltd., Yum! Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd., Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Limited, Yum! Restaurants Europe Limited, Yum! Restaurants International (MENAPAK) Co. W.L.L. f/k/a Yum! Restaurants International (MENAPAK) Co. S.P.C, Yum! Restaurants International (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Yum! Restaurants International Holdings LLC, Yum! Restaurants International Inc., Yum! Restaurants International Limited, Yum! Restaurants International Ltd. & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Yum! Restaurants International Management LLC, Yum! Restaurants International Russia and CIS LLC, Yum! Restaurants International S de RL de CV, Yum! Restaurants Limited f/k/a Yum! MENAPAKT Limited, Yum! Restaurants Marketing Private Limited, Yumsop Pty Limited, and tictuk technologies.
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This page (NYSE:YUM) was last updated on 6/13/2024 by Staff

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