Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM – Get Rating) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The restaurant operator reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.08 by ($0.03), RTT News reports. Yum! Brands had a net margin of 22.17% and a negative return on equity of 15.45%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.16 earnings per share.
Yum! Brands Stock Performance
Shares of NYSE YUM opened at $118.42 on Friday. Yum! Brands has a fifty-two week low of $108.37 and a fifty-two week high of $139.85. The stock has a market cap of $33.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.73, a PEG ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 1.01. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $116.99 and its 200 day simple moving average is $118.61.
Yum! Brands Dividend Announcement
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 10th. Investors of record on Monday, May 30th were given a $0.57 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 26th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.93%. Yum! Brands’s payout ratio is 45.69%.
Hedge Funds Weigh In On Yum! Brands
Analyst Ratings Changes
YUM has been the subject of a number of research reports. Citigroup dropped their price target on Yum! Brands from $148.00 to $145.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Barclays lowered their target price on Yum! Brands from $124.00 to $120.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. Robert W. Baird set a $146.00 target price on Yum! Brands in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their target price on Yum! Brands from $137.00 to $130.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lowered their target price on Yum! Brands from $142.00 to $136.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $137.46.
About Yum! Brands
YUM! Brands, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It operates through four segments: the KFC Division, the Taco Bell Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Habit Burger Grill Division. The company operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches, Mexican-style food categories, and other food products.
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