Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM): Do Not Miss The Gain Train

Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) concluded trading on Wednesday at a closing price of $129.64, with 3.54 million shares of worth about $458.8 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained negative as price took a plunge of -3.35% during that period and on Wednesday February 7 the price saw a gain of about 1.86%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 281.00M shares, out of which, 279.76M shares are available for trading.

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 103 times over the past 12 months. They bought 169,316 shares in 38 of the transactions. In 65 selling transactions, insiders dumped 132,519 shares.

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Stock saw a price change of 0.12% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 0.78%. Year-to-date (YTD), YUM shares are showing a performance of -0.78% which increased to 0.45% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $115.53 but also hit the highest price of $143.24 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Yum Brands Inc. shares is 1.53 million. The stock is currently trading 0.02% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 0.69% for SMA50 and it goes to -0.47% lower than SMA200.

Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) currently have 281.00M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 81.63% of that.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $36.34B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.09. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 23.20, while it has posted earnings per share of $5.59 in the same period. Its PEG reads 1.69 and has Quick Ratio of 1.13. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for YUM, volatility over the week remained 2.21% while standing at 1.61% over the month.

Analysts are in expectations that Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $1.4 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $1.26 and it is $5.8 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $1.3 which is $1.5 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $1.31 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 12.21% while it is estimated to increase by 12.73% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 13.74% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of 3.57% made by the stock over the past 5-years.

Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Wells Fargo on January 11, 2024 offering an Equal weight rating for the stock and assigned a target price range of between $150 and $135 to it.

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