Morgan Stanley Maintains Yum! Brands to In-line

Brokerage firm Morgan Stanley Maintains its rating on Yum! Brands(NYSE:YUM). The shares have been rated In-line. The rating by Morgan Stanley was issued on Jul 14, 2016.

In a different note, On Jul 14, 2016, Credit Suisse said it Maintains its rating on Yum! Brands. The shares have been rated ‘Neutral’ by the firm. On Jul 11, 2016, Deutsche Bank said it Maintains its rating on Yum! Brands. In the research note, the firm Raises the price-target to $81.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Hold’ by the firm. On May 26, 2016, Bernstein said it Assumes its rating on Yum! Brands. The shares have been rated ‘Outperform’ by the firm. On Apr 22, 2016, Credit Suisse said it Maintains its rating on Yum! Brands. In the research note, the firm Raises the price-target to $82.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Neutral’ by the firm. On Apr 22, 2016, Goldman Sachs said it Maintains its rating on Yum! Brands. In the research note, the firm Raises the price-target to $66.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Sell’ by the firm. On Apr 22, 2016, Cowen & Company said it Maintains its rating on Yum! Brands. In the research note, the firm Raises the price-target to $86.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Outperform’ by the firm.

Yum! Brands (YUM) made into the market gainers list on Mondays trading session with the shares advancing 0.13% or 0.11 points. Due to strong positive momentum, the stock ended at $87.6, which is also near the day’s high of $87.96. The stock began the session at $87.7 and the volume stood at 35,34,089 shares. The 52-week high of the shares is $90.6 and the 52 week low is $64.58. The company has a current market capitalization of $35,692 M and it has 40,74,40,780 shares in outstanding.

Yum! Brands(YUM) last announced its earnings results on Jul 13, 2016 for Fiscal Year 2016 and Q2.Company reported revenue of $3.01B. Analysts had an estimated revenue of $3.08B. Earnings per share were $0.75. Analysts had estimated an EPS of $0.74.

Several Insider Transactions has been reported to the SEC. On Jun 23, 2016, Roger G. Eaton (CEO, KFC) sold 26,282 shares at $85.55 per share price.Also, On Apr 4, 2016, Jonathan David Blum (SVP and Chief Public Affairs) sold 734 shares at $80.83 per share price.On Mar 2, 2016, David W Gibbs (CEO, Pizza Hut) sold 1,332 shares at $75.95 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

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 41000 restaurants in approximately 125 countries and territories.

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