Taco Bell sales jump; plans more fried chicken 'innovation'

Whittier Trust Co. lowered its stake in Yum!

For the quarter, Yum Brands said it earned $280 million, or 77 cents per share. CT now owns 8,705 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $791,000 after buying an additional 160 shares during the last quarter. It dived, as 108 investors sold YUM shares while 286 reduced holdings.

Two other important profitability ratios for investors to know are both returns-based ratios that measure a company's ability to create wealth for shareholders. TLP Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Atlantic Trust Gru Ltd Liability Company holds 88,583 shares. University Of Texas Invest Managment Company reported 0.01% in Yum! Insiders have sold a total of 53,484 shares of company stock valued at $1,769,615 over the last three months. L P bought a new position in Yum China Holdings during the fourth quarter worth $283,475,000. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price target on shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Stifel Finance Corporation accumulated 679,309 shares. Tower Research Cap Lc (Trc) stated it has 1,769 shares. Tracking ROA value which gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Yum! Brands during the fourth quarter worth about $121,000. JP Morgan maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, October 7 report. During the same quarter past year, the business earned $0.95 earnings per share. Yum! Walleye Trading invested in 8,714 shares or 0% of the stock.


The company's 2016 effective tax rate was 24.6 percent. The stock's 50 day moving average is $29.97 and its 200 day moving average is $27.60. Brands also saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. The stock rose 1.25% or $0.83 reaching $67.17. This is an increase of approximately 420% compared to the typical daily volume of 209 put options. Year-to-date, YUM has gained 5.73%, versus a 7.28% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Yum China Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -47.73% negative EPS growth.

Total revenue fell 1.8% to $1.42bn, as it sold more restaurants to franchisees, topping the average estimate of $1.35bn. On average, analysts predict that Yum China Holdings will post $1.41 EPS for the current fiscal year. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Yum!

As the earnings date approaches, we can see that insider ownership is now 0.10% shares, and institutional ownership is at 78.30% for Yum!


Meanwhile, Pizza Hut India also reported a positive quarter. Benedict Financial Advsr invested in 0.13% or 3,572 shares. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Thursday, April 21.

The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $1.2 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.81 Percent. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA and global copyright & trademark legislation. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated an "outperform" rating and set a $35.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of Yum China Holdings in a report on Friday, April 7th. Brands in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. (YUM) to Equal-Weight with no specific Price Target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MIC in report on Wednesday, November 4 with "Outperform" rating. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Yum! Credit Suisse Upgrades the company's stock to Outperform on 10/19/16 with no specific Price Target. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $78.00 price target on shares of Yum!

In other news, CFO David W. Gibbs sold 7,986 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 15th. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 36,910 shares in the company, valued at $2,516,154.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. SunTrust initiated the shares of ADC in report on Friday, December 16 with "Buy" rating. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 04/28/17, and 52-week low price on 10/18/16.


Yum Brands Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit due to strong global same-store sales growth, driven by robust demand at its Taco Bell restaurants and lower costs at its KFC chain.


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