Investors bought shares of Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $55.20 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $19.98 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.22 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Yum Brands had the 11th highest net in-flow for the day. Yum Brands traded down ($0.02) for the day and closed at $89.96

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating on shares of Yum Brands in a research note on Saturday, April 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “hold” rating on shares of Yum Brands in a research note on Saturday, April 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating on shares of Yum Brands in a research note on Saturday, April 23rd. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “hold” rating on shares of Yum Brands in a research note on Saturday, April 23rd. Finally, Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Yum Brands in a research note on Friday, July 15th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.73.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $87.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $80.98. The stock has a market cap of $35.06 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.10.

Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 13th. The restaurant operator reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $3.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.07 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.69 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Yum Brands Inc. will post $3.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 5th. Investors of record on Friday, July 15th were issued a dividend of $0.46 per share. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 13th.

In other Yum Brands news, CEO Roger G. Eaton sold 44,952 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.53, for a total value of $3,979,600.56. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 244,274 shares in the company, valued at $21,625,577.22. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Muktesh Pant sold 91,228 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.94, for a total transaction of $8,205,046.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 62,660 shares in the company, valued at $5,635,640.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its position in Yum Brands by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 77,574 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $5,667,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its position in Yum Brands by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 247,314 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $18,066,000 after buying an additional 2,419 shares during the last quarter. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in Yum Brands by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 190,075 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $13,884,000 after buying an additional 4,116 shares during the last quarter. KBC Group NV boosted its position in Yum Brands by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 185,310 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $13,537,000 after buying an additional 5,775 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position in Yum Brands by 44.4% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 33,567 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $2,451,000 after buying an additional 10,321 shares during the last quarter.

YUM! Brands, Inc (YUM) is engaged in restaurant business. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses an across the world system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items, primarily through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts). YUM operates through four segments: YUM China (China Division), which includes all operations in mainland China; The KFC Division, which includes all operations of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all operations of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all operations of the Taco Bell concept.

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