Yum Brands Inc. (YUM)’s Market Momentum: Closing Strong at 137.62, Down -0.24

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As of close of business last night, Yum Brands Inc.’s stock clocked out at $137.62, down -0.24% from its previous closing price of $137.95. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.24 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.04 million shares were traded. YUM stock price reached its highest trading level at $139.65 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $136.375.


To gain a deeper understanding of YUM’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 45.98 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 28.82. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.49 and its Current Ratio is at 1.49.

On January 11, 2024, Wells Fargo Downgraded its rating to Equal Weight which previously was Overweight and also lowered its target price recommendation from $150 to $135.

Oppenheimer Upgraded its Perform to Outperform on January 05, 2024, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $154.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 02 ’24 when Alves Paget Leonard sold 6,309 shares for $136.19 per share. The transaction valued at 859,223 led to the insider holds 0 shares of the business.

Gibbs David W sold 7,078 shares of YUM for $979,383 on Apr 15 ’24. The Chief Executive Officer now owns 172,128 shares after completing the transaction at $138.37 per share. On Mar 15 ’24, another insider, Gibbs David W, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, sold 7,067 shares for $136.34 each. As a result, the insider received 963,515 and left with 175,377 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, YUM now has a Market Capitalization of 38758195200 and an Enterprise Value of 50014224384. As of this moment, Yum’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 24.41, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 21.52. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.20. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 5.51. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 7.115 whereas that against EBITDA is 19.461.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for YUM is 1.09, which has changed by -0.0011612773 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.26265144 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, YUM has reached a high of $143.20, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $115.53. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -0.32%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 5.32%.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that YUM traded 2.13M shares on average per day over the past three months and 2601200 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 281.63M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 281.19M. Insiders hold about 0.16% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 86.69% stake in the company. Shares short for YUM as of 1714435200 were 8638589 with a Short Ratio of 4.06, compared to 1711584000 on 7101969. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 8638589 and a Short% of Float of 3.08.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 1.815, YUM has a forward annual dividend rate of 2.48. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.013156942The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.76. The current Payout Ratio is 43.19% for YUM, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-02-20 with an ex-dividend date of 1708387200. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2016-11-01 when the company split stock in a 1391:1000 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 21.0 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.34 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.4 and a low estimate of $1.27, while EPS last year was $1.41. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.47, with high estimates of $1.54 and low estimates of $1.32.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $5.85 and $5.4 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $5.67. EPS for the following year is $6.39, with 23.0 analysts recommending between $7.1 and $5.91.

Revenue Estimates

In the current quarter, 17 analysts expect revenue to total $1.81B. It ranges from a high estimate of $1.88B to a low estimate of $1.7B. As of the current estimate, Yum Brands Inc.’s year-ago sales were $1.75BFor the next quarter, 17 analysts are estimating revenue of $1.93B. There is a high estimate of $1.99B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $1.79B.

A total of 21 analysts have provided revenue estimates for YUM’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $7.95B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $7.29B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $7.7B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $7.08BBased on 21 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $8.28B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $8.54B and the low estimate is $7.51B.

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