Brokerage Firm Rating Update on Yum! Brands (YUM)

Yum! Brands (YUM) : 8 brokerage houses believe that Yum! Brands (YUM) is a Strong Buy at current levels. 1 Analyst considers the fundamentals to be worthy of a Buy recommendation. 10 analysts believe that the current prices are in a balance with the stocks fundamentals, hence they propose Hold on Yum! Brands (YUM). Zacks Investment Research suggests a Hold with a rank of 3. 1 analysts perceive the stock to be overvalued at the existing levels, hence their call is to Sell the stock.The median of all the 20 Wall Street Analysts endorse the stock as a Buy with a rating of 2.2.

Yum! Brands (YUM) : The most positive equity analysts on Yum! Brands (YUM) expects the shares to touch $100, whereas, the least positive believes that the stock will trade at $83 in the short term. The company is covered by 15 Wall Street Brokerage Firms. The average price target for shares are $92.33 with an expected fluctuation of $5.31 from the mean.


For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Also, Barclays maintains its rating on Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM). The global brokerage major raises the current price target from $83 per share to $88 per share. Analysts at the Barclays have a current rating of Equalweight on the shares. The rating by the firm was issued on July 15, 2016.

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM): stock was range-bound between the intraday low of $90.19 and the intraday high of $91.1141 after having opened at $91.05 on Wednesdays session. The stock finally closed in the red at $91.05, a loss of -0.71%. The stock remained in the red for the whole trading day. The total traded volume was 4,157,043 shares. The stock failed to cross $91.1141 in Wednesdays trading. The stocks closing price on Thursday was $91.25.

YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) is engaged in restaurant business. YUM develops, operates, franchises and licenses a system of both traditional and non-traditional Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items. YUM operates in five segments: YUM China, which includes all operations in mainland China; YUM India, which includes all operations in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka; The KFC Division, which includes all operations of the KFC concept outside of China Division and India Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all operations of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division and India Division; and the Taco Bell Division , which includes all operations of the Taco Bell concept outside of India Division. Its three Concepts focus on the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. The Company operates approximately 41,000 restaurants in approximately 125 countries and territories.

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