Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) saw an upside of 0.30% to close Tuesday at $122.36 after adding $0.36 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,266,860 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $126.20 in the past week. An average of 1,852,940 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,468,004.
YUM’s 1-month performance is -5.18% or -$7.53 on its low of $121.21 reached on 10/06/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $92.22 and high of $135.77, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 08/18/21. YTD, YUM has achieved 12.71% or $13.80. However, the current price is down -9.88%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Sep 15, 28 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM). Gibbs David W (Chief Executive Officer) most recently sold 1,434 shares at $128.66 per share on Sep 15. This transaction cost the insider $184,498. Chief Executive Officer, Gibbs David W, sold 1,469 shares at a price of $134.48 on Aug 16. Then, on Aug 11, CEO-KFC Division Lowings Anthony sold 4,114 shares at a price of $133.39 per share. This transaction amounted to $548,766.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 37.76 and a low of 13.65. YUM stock has a beta of 1.09. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 5.85 while the price to cash flow ratio at 38.36.
Yum! Brands Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.63% and the payout ratio is 43.80%. YUM’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 10, when it paid $0.50 a share compared with prior rate of $0.50, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 4 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.03 reported on Monday February 1 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 56.67% yearly.
It is projected that Yum! Brands Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 26-Nov. YUM is expected to distribute $0.50 as its next dividend.
Yum! Brands Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.00 meaning that YUM stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 48.70%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 33.24% while for the period ending June 29; Yum! Brands Inc.’s operating margin was 32.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $4.15 billion against revenue of $5.65 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected YUM to announce $0.96 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.16, representing a 20.80% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $606.0 million. YUM stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 13.54 billion, with total debt at $11.61 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $295.65 million
Let’s look briefly at Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 36.76% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 14.04%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $123.33, reflecting a -1.00% or -$1.24 change from its current price. YUM is currently trading -5.14% above its 20-day SMA, +2.02% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -7.58% and +13.78% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 24.84% and 38.25% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.06. The RSI (14) points at 37.38%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 21.26% with the period’s ATR at 2.02. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.66 and -1.05 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Loop Capital launched coverage with a Hold rating. Analysts offering their rating for YUM stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate YUM as a “sell,”, while 18 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 8 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is YUM’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $120.00 and a high of $150.00, with their median price target at $138.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) stock is $137.00.