The Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Yum Brands (YUM)

The Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Yum Brands (YUM)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) recently:

Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) traded up 0.79% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $88.95. The company had a trading volume of 4,066,782 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $89.38 and its 200-day moving average is $85.42. Yum Brands Inc. has a one year low of $64.58 and a one year high of $91.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $33.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.81 and a beta of 0.76.

Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 5th. The restaurant operator reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $3.32 billion for the quarter. Yum Brands had a negative return on equity of 589.18% and a net margin of 12.62%. The company’s revenue was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.00 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Yum Brands Inc. will post $3.70 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.51 per share. This is a boost from Yum Brands’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.46. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 17th. Yum Brands’s payout ratio is 46.82%.

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