Insider Selling: Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Insider Sells $504,000.00 in Stock

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) insider Tracy L. Skeans sold 4,800 shares of Yum! Brands stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.00, for a total transaction of $504,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 3,289 shares in the company, valued at $345,345. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Yum! Brands stock opened at $104.99 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $31.67 billion, a PE ratio of 31.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.93. Yum! Brands, Inc. has a one year low of $54.95 and a one year high of $107.62. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $98.21 and a 200 day simple moving average of $92.57.

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 29th. The restaurant operator reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.22. The business had revenue of $1.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.41 billion. Yum! Brands had a negative return on equity of 12.42% and a net margin of 18.78%. Yum! Brands’s revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.80 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Yum! Brands, Inc. will post 3.17 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 11th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 25th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 24th. This represents a $1.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.79%. Yum! Brands’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.96%.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Paces Ferry Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Yum! Brands during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $199,000. Jeppson Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Yum! Brands during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $34,000. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Yum! Brands during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,102,000. IHT Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in Yum! Brands in the 3rd quarter valued at $283,000. Finally, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group bought a new position in Yum! Brands in the 3rd quarter valued at $719,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.22% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have commented on YUM shares. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their target price on shares of Yum! Brands from $87.00 to $94.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 31st. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on shares of Yum! Brands from $99.00 to $103.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 30th. Bank of America boosted their target price on shares of Yum! Brands from $90.00 to $98.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 28th. UBS Group upped their price objective on shares of Yum! Brands from $108.00 to $114.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised shares of Yum! Brands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $80.00 to $107.00 in a research note on Monday, August 3rd. Fourteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $101.21.

Yum! Brands Company Profile

YUM! Brands, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It operates in three segments: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. The company operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, and Mexican-style food categories.

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