Market cap of Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] reaches 27.39B – now what?

Yum! Brands Inc. [NYSE: YUM] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.19% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -0.25%. The company report on July 30, 2020 that Yum! Brands Reports Second-Quarter Results; Significant Improvement from Early Quarter Lows with Strong Digital and Delivery Momentum; System Sales Decline of (12)% with a Same-Store Sales Decline of (15)% Offset by 3% Net Unit Growth.


Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today reported results for the second-quarter ended June 30, 2020. Worldwide system sales excluding foreign currency translation declined (12)%, with a (15)% same-store sales decline and 3% net-new unit growth. Second-quarter GAAP EPS was $0.67, a decrease of (27)% over the prior year quarter. Second-quarter EPS excluding Special Items was $0.82, a decrease of (12)% over the prior year quarter.

Over the last 12 months, YUM stock dropped by -22.59%. The one-year Yum! Brands Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 7.82. The average equity rating for YUM stock is currently 2.60, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $27.39 billion, with 303.00 million shares outstanding and 300.04 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.40M shares, YUM stock reached a trading volume of 1235488 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for YUM shares is $98.52 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on YUM stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for Yum! Brands Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 03, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Stifel raised their target price from $87 to $95. The new note on the price target was released on May 15, 2020, representing the official price target for Yum! Brands Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Yum! Brands Inc. is set at 1.90, with the Price to Sales ratio for YUM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.98. Price to Free Cash Flow for YUM in the course of the last twelve months was 55.66 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.

YUM Stock Performance Analysis:

Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.25. With this latest performance, YUM shares gained by 5.14% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.00% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -22.59% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for YUM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 47.38, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 47.06, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.79 for Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 90.43, while it was recorded at 91.11 for the last single week of trading, and 92.13 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Yum! Brands Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] shares currently have an operating margin of +33.82 and a Gross Margin at +50.28. Yum! Brands Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +23.12.

Return on Total Capital for YUM is now 70.12, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 56.51. Additionally, YUM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 346.42, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 215.43.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] managed to generate an average of $38,059 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.18 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.20.Yum! Brands Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Yum! Brands Inc. posted 0.8/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.94/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -14.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for YUM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Yum! Brands Inc. go to 6.63%.

Yum! Brands Inc. [YUM] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $20,658 million, or 78.10% of YUM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of YUM stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 25,425,667, which is approximately -0.297% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 23,908,600 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.17 billion in YUM stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $2.17 billion in YUM stock with ownership of nearly 1.22% of the company’s market capitalization.

376 institutional holders increased their position in Yum! Brands Inc. [NYSE:YUM] by around 21,538,605 shares. Additionally, 524 investors decreased positions by around 24,010,989 shares, while 198 investors held positions by with 181,913,170 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 227,462,764 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. YUM stock had 110 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,484,558 shares, while 142 institutional investors sold positions of 1,728,099 shares during the same period.

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