YUM! Brands, Inc. [YUM] took an upward turn with a change of -0.49%, trading at the price of $97.90 during the trading session on Thursday. The price movement in correlation with percentage of the mentioned increase can allow a valuable insight to investors. During the last trading session 680050 shares changed hands being bought and sold, while YUM! Brands, Inc. shares have an average trading volume of 1.85M shares for that time period. YUM monthly volatility recorded 2.08%, in the meanwhile having share price volatility for the week set at 1.61%. PS value for YUM stocks is 5.49 with PB recorded at .

YUM! Brands, Inc. [NYSE:YUM]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 86.10 to 119.72. This is compared to its latest closing price of $98.38.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Thu 6 Feb (In 84 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of YUM! Brands, Inc. [YUM]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for YUM! Brands, Inc. [YUM] sitting at +31.14 and its Gross Margin at +46.73, this company’s Net Margin is now 20.90%. These measurements indicate that YUM! Brands, Inc. [YUM] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 63.07, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 90.10%. Its Return on Assets is 32.67.

Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 469.34,

while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 243.87.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 20.24 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.15. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 7.24, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.25.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, YUM! Brands, Inc. [YUM] earns $167,294 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 9.71 and its Total Asset Turnover is 1.20. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.93 and its Current Ratio is 0.93. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

YUM! Brands, Inc. [YUM] has 304.79M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $29.99B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 86.10 to 119.72. At its current price, it has moved down by -18.23% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 13.70% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.47, which indicates that it is 1.61% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 23.89. This stock, according to these metrics, is currently Oversold.

Conclusion: Is YUM! Brands, Inc. [YUM] a Reliable Buy?

YUM! Brands, Inc. [YUM] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.