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Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM): Is It A Buying Opportunity Again?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.81, or 0.64%, to $126.86. The Yum! Brands Inc. has recorded 63,312 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that It’s Back! Pizza Hut Announces the Return of ‘The Big New Yorker,’ An Iconic Fan-Favorite Pizza from the 1990s.


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Stocks Info

YUM belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Restaurants industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $126.05 and fluctuated between $128.49 as its day high and $125.97 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Yum! Brands Inc. is $35.14B. A total of 1.47 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.78M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, YUM has seen 1 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 8,135 and the disposition of 3,202 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 14 BUYs and 14 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 91,429 shares during that period but sold 46,810.

In the most recent transaction, Gibbs David W sold 4,259 shares of YUM for 128.52 per share on Dec 20. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 31,715 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 12, GRADDICK WEIR MIRIAN M sold 1,215 shares at 118.30 per share. YUM shares that Director owns now total 1,233.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Russell David Eric disposed of 4,454 shares on Aug 10 at a per-share price of $118.52. This resulted in the Vice President, Controller holding 17,266 shares of YUM after the transaction.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Yum! Brands Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.28, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.81%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.71. YUM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/23/2022 when it declared a $0.57 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/9/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/9/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/26/2022. The YUM stock dividend was $0.57 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for YUM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $139.47 with high estimates of $160.00 and low estimates of $120.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, YUM has a high of $132.87 and a low of $103.96.

As of this writing, YUM has an earnings estimate of $1.15 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 24 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.22 per share and a lower estimate of $1.03. The company reported an EPS of $1.05 in the last quarter, which was -1.90% lower than expectations of $1.07.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 30 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for YUM is Sell with a score of 3.94. A total of 10 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 4 rated it as Overweight while 16 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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