Traders sold shares of Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on strength during trading on Friday. $38.78 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $75.11 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $36.33 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Yum Brands had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Yum Brands traded up $0.50 for the day and closed at $91.26

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Bank of America Corp. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Yum Brands in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Yum Brands in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Yum Brands in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Yum Brands in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $88.00 target price on shares of Yum Brands in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Yum Brands has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.73.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $89.46 and a 200 day moving average of $82.78. The stock has a market cap of $35.58 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.50.

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

In other Yum Brands news, VP David Eric Russell sold 5,213 shares of Yum Brands stock in a transaction on Friday, July 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.00, for a total value of $469,170.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 14,428 shares in the company, valued at $1,298,520. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Tracy L. Skeans sold 1,793 shares of Yum Brands stock in a transaction on Friday, July 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.02, for a total value of $161,405.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. American International Group Inc. increased its stake 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 in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Yum Brands by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,170,610 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $85,514,000 after buying an additional 36,280 shares in 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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