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YUM! Brands [NYSE:YUM] share price, stock quote Analysis

What has the stock performance of YUM! Brands been like?
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YUM! Brands's (NYSE:YUM) share price is 37.3% higher in the past 12 months and has outperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.9% higher in the same timeframe. This is equivalent to a 33.4% greater return over the period which puts the share price as an outperformer vs other US TECH companies.


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Analyst RatingS

What are analyst ratings for YUM! Brands?
Analyst Ratings
Analyst Ratings Change
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From 25 analysts that cover YUM! Brands's stock, the average rating is 3.7. This is a weighted average of 5 strong buys, 7 buys, 13 holds. This is 0.2 higher than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 4/5.


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Insider Trades

What has YUM! Brands's insider trading been over the past year?
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YUM! Brands insider's have net been buying stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net buying. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 49.0% higher than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's YUM! Brands's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of 1/5.


What is the ownership of YUM! Brands stock?
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For YUM! Brands, currently 77.0% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 22.8% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 0.1% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 4/5.

Short Interest

What is the short interest for YUM! Brands stock?
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As of 31 July 2019, the short interest for YUM! Brands has been 1.80% of the shares outstanding which is 54 billion shares. This is more than 1 month ago which had 1.67% of the shares outstanding which is 51 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 4/5.


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Revenue & Earnings

What has YUM! Brands's revenue history been by year?
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YUM! Brands's revenue in the last 12 months ending 30 June 2019 is $5Bn. YUM! Brands's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.

Free Cash Flow Yield Growth

What is YUM! Brands's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield chart

YUM! Brands's free cash flow yield is 3.4% and has grown from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for YUM! Brands 1 year ago was 2.9% and 3 years ago it was 5.5%.

Dividend History & yield

What has YUM! Brands's dividend payments been historically?
Dividend ($)
Dividend Yield (%)
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YUM! Brands pays dividends every 3 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily increasing over the past 4 years from $0.41 (dividend yield of 0.70%) to $0.42 today (yield of 0.42%).


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PE Ratio

What is YUM! Brands's PE ratio?
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YUM! Brands's PE ratio is 27.5x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $119.02. YUM! Brands's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 80% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 4/5.

PEG Ratio

What is YUM! Brands's PEG ratio?
peg ratio

YUM! Brands's PEG ratio is nanx. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 27.5x and their last 12 months growth rate of -0.1%. This is less attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is nan/5.

Share Price / Book (PB Ratio)

What is YUM! Brands's PB ratio?
PB ratio

The PB ratio for YUM! Brands is nanx. This is more expensive than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 6.1x. The tea-score is nan/5.

Free Cash Flow Yield

What is YUM! Brands's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield

YUM! Brands's free cash flow yield is 3.4% which is ranked 5.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of $1Bn (as reported for the 12 months ending 30 June 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $35Bn. The average free cash flow yield across YUM! Brands's comps is 8.1%.

Return On Investment (ROI)

What is YUM! Brands's return on investment (ROI)?
return on investment

YUM! Brands's return on investment is nan%. This is more profitable than its competitors.


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Assets vs Liabilities

What is YUM! Brands's current ratio (assets vs liabilities)?
assets vs liabilities

YUM! Brands's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 0.9x. This less attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.

Debt vs Equity

What is YUM! Brands's debt vs shareholder equity?
debt vs equity

YUM! Brands's debt to shareholder equity is nan%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.

Dividend Payout Ratio

What is YUM! Brands's dividend payout ratio?
dividend payout ratio

YUM! Brands's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at 70.4%. This is in quintile 2 when measured against their comps.


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What is the overall ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) rating for YUM! Brands?

YUM! Brands's has a poor overall ESG rating of 58/100. Their competitors have a score between 44 and 77 with the average at 58.

ESG Environmental

What the latest (ESG) environmental responsibility score for YUM! Brands vs their competitors?
ESG environmental
We can see here what the environmental consciousness of YUM! Brands is relative to other similar companies.

ESG Social

What the present (ESG) social responsibility score for YUM! Brands vs their peers?
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We can get a sense of what the social responsbility of YUM! Brands is when compared to other rival companies.

ESG Corporate Governance

What the current (ESG) corporate governance score for YUM! Brands vs their challengers?
ESG corporate governance
With this number we can understand what the corporate governance of YUM! Brands is when compared to it's peers.



What is the company description of YUM! Brands?
YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It operates in three segments: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories.

YUM! Brands [NYSE:YUM] Additional Q&A

Questions & Answers

What is the 52 week high for YUM! Brands stock quote?

YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM) hit a new 52-week high on 09 August 2019 at a price of $119.02 with 1,336,559 shares traded that day. This is 0.0% the same as than its current price of $119.02 and 44.3% higher than the 52-week low of $82.46 on 23 August 2018. Average daily volume traded has been 1 million shares over the past 3 months.

What is the highest price YUM! Brands stock has ever been?

The all-time highs for YUM! Brands stock were reached on 09 August 2019, 10 days ago at a price of $119.02. This equates to a market capitalisation of $36Bn. The highest price reached is 0.0% higher than the current price of $119.02 with a current market cap of $35Bn.

What is the beta of YUM! Brands stock?

YUM! Brands stock moves 0.4x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.

What is the volatility of YUM! Brands (YUM) stock?

YUM! Brands's stock has an annual volatility of 16.2% which is less volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 16.3% which has made it a safer stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.

What have YUM! Brands's share buybacks been over the past year?

YUM! Brands is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 37.3% higher which is an outperformance of 33.4% vs the overall market. YUM! Brands still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.

Who owns the most YUM! Brands stock?

Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in YUM! Brands with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of YUM! Brands. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 32.7% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.

When did YUM! Brands beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?

In the past 4 quarters YUM! Brands has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.

When is YUM! Brands's next earnings date and what are the expectations?

YUM! Brands is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.

What is YUM! Brands's upcoming earnings report expectations?

The earnings expectations for YUM! Brands's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.

What is YUM! Brands's earnings per share (EPS)?

YUM! Brands's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82

What is YUM! Brands's dividend growth rate?

YUM! Brands's dividends have grown at 16.67% in the past year and an average growth of 0.61% over the past 4 years. This is lower then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1

What is YUM! Brands's dividend yield?

YUM! Brands's current dividend yield is 0.42%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.42 (the last payment which was on 15 May 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $119.02.

What is YUM! Brands's previous and next dividend date?

YUM! Brands's most recent dividend date was 15 May 2019 when the company paid $0.42 and the next dividend date is 14 August 2019 with an expected payment of $0.42.

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