Yum! Brands June 15th Short Interest Update

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) stated loss of 43,545 shares or 0.5% in the short interest. The short interest registered from 9,445,209 on May 31,2016 to 9,401,664 on June 15,2016. In terms of floated shares, the shorted positions stood at 2.3%. The stock has been averaging 2,412,283 shares daily in trading and would need 4 days to cover the shorts. The information was released by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc (FINRA) on June 24th after market close.

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM): The stock opened at $83.13 on Friday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $84.05 for the day. The stock traded down to $81.58 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $82.15 with a loss of -4.37% for the day. The stock had closed at $85.90 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 4,896,365 shares.

The company shares have dropped -8.32% from its 1 Year high price. On Jul 2, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $92.42 and the one year low was seen on Feb 11, 2016. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $82.33 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $76.94.

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) has tumbled 1.68% during the past week and has dropped 0.53% in the last 4 week period. The stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.04% during the past week but Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) it has outperformed the index in 4 weeks by 2.48%.

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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