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It’s Not Over Yet For Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $127.19. The Yum! Brands Inc. has recorded 105,877 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that KFC SCORES A TOUCHDOWN WITH NEW HOT & SPICY WINGS – GET 8 FOR JUST $4.99.

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Stocks Info

Yum! Brands Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Consumer Cyclical sector and is a part of the Restaurants industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $127.19 and fluctuated between $127.53 as its day high and $125.94 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Yum! Brands Inc. is $35.57B. A total of 1.4 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.56M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, YUM has seen 5 BUY and 11 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 14,425 and the disposition of 19,425 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 30 BUYs and 51 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 149,452 shares during that period but sold 105,301.

In the most recent transaction, Gibbs David W sold 3,858 shares of YUM for 134.81 per share on Aug 15. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 57,325 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 09, GRADDICK WEIR MIRIAN M sold 1,332 shares at 134.46 per share. YUM shares that Director owns now total 1,233.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Gibbs David W disposed of 3,877 shares on Jul 14 at a per-share price of $135.92. This resulted in the Chief Executive Officer holding 57,325 shares of YUM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Russell David Eric sold 5,000 shares at $137.27 per share on Jul 03. Company shares held by the Vice President, Controller now total 16,052.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Yum! Brands Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.42, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.90%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.68. YUM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/28/2023 when it declared a $0.6050 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/8/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/9/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 5/26/2023. The YUM stock dividend was $0.6050 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for YUM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $149.19 with high estimates of $173.00 and low estimates of $132.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, YUM has a high of $143.24 and a low of $103.96.

As of this writing, YUM has an earnings estimate of $1.27 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 23 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.41 per share and a lower estimate of $1.14. The company reported an EPS of $1.06 in the last quarter, which was -6.20% lower than expectations of $1.13.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. YUM’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $486.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $11.25B in debt and $1.42B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$30.02, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$8.37B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 3.83.

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