Yum! Brands Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.85 (-0.66 %)
(As of 09/17/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume4.17 million shs
Average Volume1.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$37.57 billion
P/E Ratio29.15
Dividend Yield1.56%
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About Yum! Brands

Yum! Brands, Inc. operates as a service restaurant company. The firm engages in the development, operation, franchise, and licenses a system of restaurants. It operates through the following segments: KFC Division, Pizza Hut Division, Taco Bell Division, and Habit Burger Grill Division. The KFC Division segment comprises of all operations of the KFC concept. The Pizza Hut Division segment operates the Pizza Hut concept. The Taco Bell Division segment includes all operations of the Taco Bell concept. The Habit Burger Grill Division segment includes its worldwide operations of the Habit Burger Grill concept. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, KY.


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Overall MarketRank

2.59 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

44th out of 263 stocks

Eating Places Industry

8th out of 51 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 4.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Yum! Brands a buy right now?

19 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Yum! Brands in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Yum! Brands stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Yum! Brands?

Wall Street analysts have given Yum! Brands a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Yum! Brands wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 30th, there was short interest totaling 4,200,000 shares, an increase of 15.4% from the July 15th total of 3,640,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,630,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Yum! Brands' next earnings date?

Yum! Brands is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 28th 2021.
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How can I listen to Yum! Brands' earnings call?

Yum! Brands will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, October 28th at 8:15 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Yum! Brands' earnings last quarter?

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) released its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 28th. The restaurant operator reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.95 by $0.21. The restaurant operator had revenue of $1.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.47 billion. Yum! Brands had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.99% and a net margin of 21.21%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.82 EPS.
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How has Yum! Brands' stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Yum! Brands' stock was trading at $80.97 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, YUM stock has increased by 57.0% and is now trading at $127.09.
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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, August 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 27th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Friday, September 10th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 26th.
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Is Yum! Brands a good dividend stock?

Yum! Brands pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.56%. The dividend payout ratio of Yum! Brands is 55.25%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Yum! Brands will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.49% next year. This indicates that Yum! Brands 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 initiated a stock repurchase program on Monday, May 10th 2021, which allows the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 5.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for YUM?

19 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Yum! Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $103.00 to $148.00. On average, they anticipate Yum! Brands' stock price to reach $128.06 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.8% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Yum! Brands' key executives?

Yum! Brands' management team includes the following people:
  • David W. Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer & Director (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Tracy L. Skeans, Chief Operating & People Officer
  • Chris Turner, Chief Financial Officer
  • Clay Johnson, Chief Technology & Digital Officer
  • Brian Cahoe, Chief Development Officer

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

3 employees have rated Yum! Brands CEO David Gibbs on Glassdoor.com. David Gibbs has an approval rating of 96% among Yum! Brands' 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.

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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), The 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).

What is Yum! Brands' stock symbol?

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

Who are Yum! Brands' major shareholders?

Yum! Brands' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (10.72%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.85%), Magellan Asset Management Ltd (7.45%), BlackRock Inc. (6.39%), State Street Corp (4.15%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.84%). Company insiders that own Yum! Brands stock include Anthony Lowings, David Eric Russell, David W Gibbs, David W Gibbs, Greg Creed and Tracy L Skeans.
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Which major investors are selling Yum! Brands stock?

YUM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Van ECK Associates Corp, SG Americas Securities LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Legal & General Group Plc, Swiss National Bank, and Northern Trust Corp. Company insiders that have sold Yum! Brands company stock in the last year include Anthony Lowings, David Eric Russell, David W Gibbs, and Tracy L Skeans.
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Which major investors are buying Yum! Brands stock?

YUM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Invesco Ltd., Magellan Asset Management Ltd, BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Capital International Investors, Amundi, First Trust Advisors LP, and Royal Bank of Canada.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Yum! Brands' stock price today?

One share of YUM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $127.09.

How much money does Yum! Brands make?

Yum! Brands has a market capitalization of $37.57 billion and generates $5.65 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $904 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.62 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Yum! Brands have?

Yum! Brands employs 15,000 workers across the globe.

Does Yum! Brands have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Yum! Brands: A&W Restaurants, ABR Insurance, ACN, Ashton Fried Chicken, Cyprus Caramel Restaurants, Finger Lickin' Chicken, GCTB, Gloucester Properties, HeartStyles, Inventure Restaurantes, KFC Advertising, KFC Asia, KFC Brasil, KFC Chamnord, KFC Corporation, KFC Europe, KFC France, KFC Global Holdings, KFC Holding, KFC Holdings, KFC Intermediate, KFC International Finance, KFC Italy, KFC Menapak, KFC Mexico, KFC Netherlands, KFC North America, KFC Pacific, KFC Pacific Holdings, KFC Real Estate, KFC Restaurants Asia, KFC Restaurants Spain, KFC Russia, KFC South Africa, KFC THC, KFC Turkey, KFC US, KFC YFI Holdco, KFC Yum! Franchise I, KFC Yum! Franchise III, Kentucky Fried Chicken (Germany), Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Services Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken Canada, Kentucky Fried Chicken International Holdings, Kentucky Fried Chicken Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken Pty, Little Sheep, Long John Silver's, Multibranding, Newcastle Fried Chicken, Northside Fried Chicken, Novo BL, Novo Re IMMO, PH Asia, PH Canada, PH Digico, PH Europe, PH Global Holdings, PH Intermediate, PH International Finance, PH International Holdings I, PH International Holdings II, PH International Holdings III, PH Mexico, PH North America, PH Restaurant Holdings, PH South Africa Holdings, PH THC V, PH YFI Holdco, PH Yum! Franchise I, PH Yum! Franchise III, Pizza Hut (Pty), Pizza Hut Delivery Germany, Pizza Hut Europe, Pizza Hut Gida, Pizza Hut Guarantor, Pizza Hut HSR Advertising, Pizza Hut Holdings, Pizza Hut International, Pizza Hut Korea, Pizza Hut LLC, Pizza Hut MENAPAK, Pizza Hut Pacific Holdings, Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia, Pizza Hut Turkey, Pizza Hut of America, Restaurant Concepts, Restaurant Holdings, Southern Fast Foods, Suffolk Fast Foods, TB Asia, TB Canada, TB Cantina, TB Global Holdings, TB Intermediate Holdings, TB International Finance Company, Taco Bell Cantina, Taco Bell Corp, Taco Bell Franchise Holder 1, Taco Bell Franchisor, Taco Bell Franchisor Holdings, Taco Bell Funding, Taco Bell IP Holder, Taco Bell Restaurants Asia, Taco Bell of America, The Habit Burger Grill, Yum Restaurants International, and Yumsop.

When was Yum! Brands founded?

Yum! Brands was founded in 1997.

What is Yum! Brands' official website?

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

Where are Yum! Brands' headquarters?

Yum! Brands is headquartered at 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville KY, 40213.

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]

This page was last updated on 9/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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