Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock.
Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) institutional sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Seven analysts have made estimates for Yum! Nomura lifted their price target on Yum! Brands reported earnings of $0.79 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1.3%. (NYSE:YUM) have been given a consensus recommendation of "Buy" by the twenty-five research firms that are now covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They expect $0.80 EPS, up 1.27 % or $0.01 from last year's $0.79 per share. Zacks Investment Research's EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. Fin Mngmt Professionals reported 0% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands had a net margin of 18.51% and a negative return on equity of 17.19%. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.39 billion. The business's quarterly revenue was down 5.4% compared to the same quarter a year ago.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on YUM. Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on shares of Yum! BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, May 23 report. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on Yum! Brands from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) shares. Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. About 775,466 shares traded. Yum! (NYSE:YUM) on Friday, September 15 with "Buy" rating.
Ratings analysis reveals 42% of YUM! Brands in a research note on Friday, November 3rd.
WMS Partners LLC continued to hold its stake in Yum! The shares were sold at an average price of $80.56, for a total value of $347,858.08. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 15,075 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,204,492.50. Also, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 927 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $84.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Bislett Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 95,000 shares.#img1#. Brands in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $104,000. Brands by 141.2% in the second quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Yum! Barclays Capital maintained Yum! Brands by 2.1% in the second quarter. Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC now owns 2,973 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $246,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the period. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Yum! Brands by 8.9% during the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:YUM) opened at 66.23 on Friday. Yum! The firm owned 4,281 shares of the restaurant operator's stock at the end of the third quarter. Brands has a 52-week low of $62.36 and a 52-week high of $84.29. The firm has a market capitalization of $27,900.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.68, a P/E/G ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.91. Concert Wealth Management Inc. now owns 7,597 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $630,000 after buying an additional 1,335 shares during the period. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 13th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.81%. Brands's dividend payout ratio is presently 70.18%.
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YUM! Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants. YUM's segments include The KFC Division, which includes all operations of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all operations of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all operations of the Taco Bell concept. The firm operates in three divisions: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division.