Analysts’ Views On Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM)


Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$2.68 to close at $112.57, a downside of -2.33 percent. An average of 1,713,780 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$2.25 in the past week, and it reached a new high 16 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,657,080 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,671,864.

YUM stock has decreased by -1.89% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $110.54 on 09/01/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/03/22, shares of the company touched a low of $108.37 and a high of $139.85 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 1 time so far this year and lost -18.93% or -$26.29 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -19.51% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

41 days have passed since Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) last reported insider trading activity. GRADDICK WEIR MIRIAN M, who is Director, most recently acquired $1,215 shares at $118.30 per share on Aug 12. In this transaction, the insider spent $143,734. Vice President, Controller, Russell David Eric, disposed of 4,454 shares at a price of $118.52 on Aug 10. The insider now owns more than $527,888 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chief Executive Officer Gibbs David W went on to Sale 1,433 shares at $128.12 each on Jan 14. An amount of $183,596 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.55. The stock’s beta is 1.03. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.77, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 53.85.

The company has a payout ratio of 42.20%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.57 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.07 reported on Monday February 7 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Yum! Brands Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 1.20, and the current ratio was 1.20, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Its gross profit as reported stood at $4.86 billion compared to revenue of $6.58 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Yum! Brands Inc.’s return on assets was 24.70%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Yum! Brands Inc. had $11.54 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $224.0 million in the quarter, while revenues were shrunk -48.21%. The analyst consensus anticipated Yum! Brands Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.09 per share, but it turned out to be $1.05, a -3.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $588.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $284.54 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 38.83%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 23.07%.

As of today, YUM’s price is $114.97 -1.96% or -$2.25 from its 5-day moving average. YUM is currently trading -1.87% lower than its 20-day SMA and -5.81% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -2.81% below the SMA50 and -9.82% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 50.80% and 59.31%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.50. With the 14-day stochastic at 25.03% and the average true range at 2.41, the RSI (14) stands at 41.88%. The stock has reached -0.52 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.19.

Analyst Ratings

Bernstein launched coverage on Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) in its analyst report released on September 08, 2022. The firm assigned the stock an Outperform rating. The consensus rating for Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell YUM, while 18 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 3 analysts, while 9 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is YUM’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $120.00 and $149.00, with a median target of $136.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) stock is $134.93.


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