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How to buy Yum! Brands stock
Learn how to easily invest in Yum! Brands stock.
Yum! Brands is a restaurants business based in the US. Yum! Brands shares (YUM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Yum! Brands employs 36,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.8 billion.
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Yum! Brands stock price (NYSE: YUM)Use our graph to track the performance of YUM stocks over time.
Yum! Brands shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$127.83|
|52-week range||$103.02 - $133.16|
|50-day moving average||$128.61|
|200-day moving average||$120.97|
|Wall St. target price||$144.81|
|Dividend yield||$2.315 (1.88%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.53|
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Is it a good time to buy Yum! Brands stock?
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Yum! Brands price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $127.83 from 2023-03-24
|1 week (2023-03-15)||0.55%|
|1 month (2023-02-22)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-12-22)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-09-22)||15.38%|
|1 year (2022-03-22)||N/A|
|2 years (2021-03-26)||18.79%|
|3 years (2020-03-26)||72.77%|
|5 years (2018-03-26)||61.10%|
Is Yum! Brands stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Yum! Brands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Yum! Brands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Yum! Brands's P/E ratio
Yum! Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Yum! Brands shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Yum! Brands's PEG ratio
Yum! Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6613. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Yum! Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Yum! Brands's EBITDA
Yum! Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Yum! Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Yum! Brands financials
|Revenue TTM||$6.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||31.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||23.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$35.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Yum! Brands share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 51.44% of net profits
Recently Yum! Brands has paid out, on average, around 51.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Yum! Brands shareholders could enjoy a 1.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Yum! Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $2.315 per share.
Yum! Brands's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Yum! Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 9 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Yum! Brands's shares ever split?
Yum! Brands's shares were split on a 1391:1000 basis on 31 October 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1391 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Yum! Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Yum! Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Yum! Brands's share price.
Yum! Brands share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Yum! Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $103.0165 up to $133.1571. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Yum! Brands's is 0.9835. This would suggest that Yum! Brands's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Yum! Brands overview
Yum! Brands, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. The company operates through four segments: the KFC Division, the Taco Bell Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Habit Burger Grill Division. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches, Mexican-style food categories, and other food products. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to Yum! Brands, Inc. in May 2002.
Yum! Brands in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Yum! Brands is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.124% of Yum! Brands shares are held by insiders and 80.272% by institutions. How many people work for Yum! Brands?
Latest data suggests 36,000 work at Yum! Brands. When does the fiscal year end for Yum! Brands?
Yum! Brands's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Yum! Brands based?
Yum! Brands's address is: 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY, United States, 40213 What is Yum! Brands's ISIN number?
Yum! Brands's international securities identification number is: US9884981013 What is Yum! Brands's CUSIP number?
Yum! Brands's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 895953107
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