Yum! Brands Inc. News: Why YUM Stock Is Zooming Higher Today

Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] has traded in a range of $54.95 to $107.70 in the last 1 year. As of this writing, the stock is at $105.86, up 1.28%. To check whether the stock’s short-term amount has a thrust, its good to check stock’s recent movement. Over the last week, YUM shares are -1.23% down with the monthly amount drift of 7.38% and seems well in a long time frame.

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Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Yum! Brands Inc. [NYSE:YUM] stock was on May 15, 2020, when it was Upgrade with a Buy rating from Stifel, which also raised its 12-month price target on the stock from $87 to $95. Before that, on August 03, 2020, Deutsche Bank Recapitulated a Buy rating and elevated its amount target to $107. On April 17, 2020, Wolfe Research Initiated a Peer perform rating. On February 14, 2020, Deutsche Bank Initiated a Hold rating and increased its price target to $97. On February 07, 2020, BTIG Research Downgrade a Neutral rating. On January 17, 2020, Morgan Stanley Upgrade an Overweight rating and boosted its amount target on this stock to $118. On January 08, 2020, Cowen Downgrade a Market perform rating and decreased its target amount on this stock from $117 to $109.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $54.95 and a peak of $107.70. Right now, according to Wall Street analyst the average 12-month amount target is $104.87. At the most recent market close, shares of Yum! Brands Inc. [NYSE:YUM] were valued at $105.86. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of 0.13%.


Yum! Brands Inc. [NYSE:YUM] most recently reported quarterly sales of 1.45 billion, which represented growth of 8.10%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $164,618 per employee, while its income is $38,059 per employee. This company’s Gross Margin is currently 48.10%, its Operating Margin is 27.90%, its Pretax Margin is +24.53, and its Net Margin is +23.12.

If looking now at the Principal structure of this organization, it shows its whole liability to the whole Principal at 346.42 and the whole liability to whole assets at 215.43. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 331.11 and enduring liability to assets at 2.06 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 105.04 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 104.21. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 106.42 and at 106.97 for 2nd resistance point.

Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] reported its earnings at $1.01 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $0.8/share signifying the difference of 0.21 and 26.20% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were $0.82 calling estimates for $0.53/share with the difference of 0.29 depicting the surprise of 54.70%.

Important Ratio’s To Watch

Meanwhile, turning our focus to liquidity, the Current Ratio for Yum! Brands Inc. [NYSE:YUM] is 1.30. Likewise, the Quick ratio is also the same, showing Cash ratio at 0.48. Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 5.63 and showing 30.80 of P/E (TTM) ratio.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by Skeans Tracy L, Chief People Officer, and it was the sale of 4800.0 shares on Nov 18. Gibbs David W, the Chief Executive Officer, completed a sale of 2482.0 shares on Nov 16. On Nov 09, Russell David Eric, Vice President, Controller, completed a sale of 3387.0 shares.