Yum! Brands (YUM) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 1/23/2023 – Yum! Brands is now covered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They set an “overweight” rating and a $145.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/20/2023 – Yum! Brands was upgraded by analysts at StockNews.com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 1/18/2023 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $140.00 to $155.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/18/2023 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $122.00 to $130.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 12/16/2022 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $128.00 to $132.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock.
  • 12/14/2022 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $146.00 to $155.00.
  • 12/14/2022 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $122.00 to $128.00.
  • 12/12/2022 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at Guggenheim to $145.00.
  • 12/5/2022 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at Cowen Inc. from $130.00 to $155.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 12/5/2022 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at Cowen Inc from $130.00 to $155.00.
  • 11/30/2022 – Yum! Brands had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $149.00 to $160.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Yum! Brands Trading Down 0.5 %

NYSE YUM traded down $0.65 on Wednesday, hitting $127.86. 160,206 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,309,875. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $128.27 and a 200 day moving average of $119.92. Yum! Brands, Inc. has a twelve month low of $103.96 and a twelve month high of $132.87. The company has a market capitalization of $36.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 0.99.

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUMGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.14 by ($0.05). Yum! Brands had a net margin of 19.13% and a negative return on equity of 14.52%. The firm had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Yum! Brands, Inc. will post 4.44 earnings per share for the current year.

Yum! Brands Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 25th were issued a dividend of $0.57 per share. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 23rd. Yum! Brands’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.05%.

Insider Activity

In other news, CEO David W. Gibbs sold 4,259 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.52, for a total transaction of $547,366.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 31,715 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,076,011.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.37% of the company’s stock.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Yum! Brands

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Integrated Wealth Concepts LLC grew its holdings in Yum! Brands by 7.9% in the 2nd quarter. Integrated Wealth Concepts LLC now owns 2,182 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $248,000 after buying an additional 160 shares in the last quarter. SVB Wealth LLC grew its holdings in Yum! Brands by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. SVB Wealth LLC now owns 11,955 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,357,000 after buying an additional 471 shares in the last quarter. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS grew its holdings in Yum! Brands by 10.8% in the 2nd quarter. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS now owns 8,695 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $987,000 after buying an additional 850 shares in the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG grew its holdings in Yum! Brands by 7.5% in the 2nd quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 388,049 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $44,047,000 after buying an additional 26,957 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Kestra Private Wealth Services LLC grew its holdings in Yum! Brands by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter. Kestra Private Wealth Services LLC now owns 10,887 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,236,000 after buying an additional 449 shares in the last quarter. 77.54% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

YUM! Brands, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It operates through four segments: the KFC Division, the Taco Bell Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Habit Burger Grill Division. The company operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches, Mexican-style food categories, and other food products.

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