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Yum! Brands - YUM Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.11 (-0.09%)
(As of 01/31/2023 09:11 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
316 shs
Average Volume
1.32 million shs
Market Capitalization
$36.32 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Yum! Brands MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.73 Rating Score
10.3% Upside
$142.31 Price Target
Short Interest
1.02% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.85mentions of Yum! Brands in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$547,367 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $4.44 to $5.15 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.99 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

9th out of 216 stocks

Eating Places Industry

2nd out of 42 stocks

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About Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Stock

Yum! Brands, Inc. operates as a service restaurant company. The firm engages in the development, operation, franchise, and licenses of 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 consists 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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YUM Stock News Headlines

Ransomware shuts hundreds of Yum Brands restaurants in UK
A ransomware attack forced the parent company of KFC and Taco Bell to close several hundred restaurants in the United Kingdom this week
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Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Upgraded to Buy at StockNews.com
Yum! Brands Says Cyber Attack Affected 300 UK Restaurants
Yum! Brands Says Cyber Attack Affected 300 UK Restaurants
Why Your Favorite Restaurant Might Close
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The bull case for McDonald's and Yum Brands
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YUM Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 12/9 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Eating places
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
High Stock Price Forecast
Low Stock Price Forecast
Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
11 Analysts


Net Income
$1.58 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.58 billion
Cash Flow
$5.19 per share
Book Value
($28.56) per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$36.32 billion

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Key Executives

  • David W. GibbsDavid W. Gibbs
    Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Tracy L. SkeansTracy L. Skeans
    Chief Operating & People Officer
  • Chris Turner
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Clay Johnson
    Chief Technology & Digital Officer
  • Brian Cahoe
    Chief Development Officer

YUM Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Yum! Brands in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" YUM shares.
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What is Yum! Brands' stock price forecast for 2023?

11 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Yum! Brands' stock. Their YUM share price forecasts range from $128.00 to $160.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $142.31 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have YUM shares performed in 2023?

Yum! Brands' stock was trading at $128.08 at the start of the year. Since then, YUM shares have increased by 0.7% and is now trading at $129.04.
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When is Yum! Brands' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 8th 2023.
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How can I listen to Yum! Brands' earnings call?

Yum! Brands will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 8th 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 quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.05. The restaurant operator had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. Yum! Brands had a net margin of 19.13% and a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.52%.

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

Yum! Brands declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.57 per share on Friday, December 9th. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 23rd.
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Is Yum! Brands a good dividend stock?

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.78%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 52.05%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, YUM will have a dividend payout ratio of 44.27% 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 initiated a stock repurchase plan on Monday, September 12th 2022, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 6.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

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

3 employees have rated Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs on Glassdoor.com. 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).

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sustainable Growth Advisers LP (1.74%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.31%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.26%), Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.23%), Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH (0.22%) and Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.20%). Insiders that own company stock include Anthony Lowings, David Eric Russell, David W Gibbs, David W Gibbs, Greg Creed, 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 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 $129.04.

How much money does Yum! Brands make?

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) has a market capitalization of $36.35 billion and generates $6.58 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $1.58 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.38 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Yum! Brands have?

The company employs 36,000 workers across the globe.

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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How can I contact Yum! Brands?

Yum! Brands' mailing address is 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville KY, 40213. The official website for the company is www.yum.com. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at (502) 874-8300, via email at yum.investor@yum.com, or via fax at 502-874-8323.

This page (NYSE:YUM) was last updated on 1/31/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff