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How to buy Yum! Brands stock

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Yum! Brands, Inc 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 38,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.7 billion.

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  3. Search for Yum! Brands. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: YUM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Yum! Brands reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Yum! Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Yum! Brands. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Yum! Brands share price

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Yum! Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$73.728 - USD$114.7
50-day moving average USD$106.8006
200-day moving average USD$103.392
Wall St. target priceUSD$112.83
PE ratio 39
Dividend yield USD$1.91 (1.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.94

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Is it a good time to buy Yum! Brands stock?

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Is Yum! Brands under- or over-valued?

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 39x. In other words, Yum! Brands shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

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 2.4454. 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 USD$1.9 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 USD$5.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 31.18%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 19.87%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 15.99%
Book value $-26.296
Market capitalisation USD$34.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Yum! Brands shares

There are currently 4.6 million Yum! Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Yum! Brands's "short interest". This figure is 10% up from 4.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Yum! Brands shares can be evaluated.

Yum! Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Yum! Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Yum! Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Yum! Brands shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Yum! Brands's SIR currently stands at 2.44. In other words for every 100,000 Yum! Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2440 shares are currently held short.

However Yum! Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Yum! Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Yum! Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Yum! Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Yum! Brands shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0172% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Yum! Brands shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Yum! Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Yum! Brands stock.

Yum! Brands's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Yum! Brands.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Yum! Brands's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.14

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Yum! Brands's overall score of 16.14 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Yum! Brands is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Yum! Brands's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.16/100

Yum! Brands's social score

Social score: 8.54/100

Yum! Brands's governance score

Governance score: 1.95/100

Yum! Brands's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Yum! Brands scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Yum! Brands hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Yum! Brands, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.14
Total ESG percentile 12.8
Environmental score 0.16
Social score 8.54
Governance score 1.95
Level of controversy 3

Yum! Brands share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.76% of net profits

Recently Yum! Brands has paid out, on average, around 52.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.75% 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 1.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Yum! Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $1.91 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 11 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 February 2021 (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 $73.728 up to $114.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

YUM.US volatility(beta: 1.02)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.0182. This would suggest that Yum! Brands's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Yum! Brands overview

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. It operates through four segments: the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, the Taco Bell Division, and the Habit Burger Grill Division. The company 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. As of December 31, 2020, it had 25,000 KFC units; 17,639 Pizza Hut units; 7,427 Taco Bell units; and 287 The Habit Burger Grill units in approximately 150 countries and territories. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. YUM! Brands, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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