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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM

Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Restaurants in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM  has a market cap of 35676.16. Since its IPO date on the 9/17/1997, Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM performance year to date is 18.85%. Today Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM has gained 1.72%, with a current price of 85.76.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 79.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 58.10%. Return of assets are at 16.10%, with return on investment at 29.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 16.09. While Total debt/equity is 30.97. With a profit margin of 10.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.10%, and operating margin of 15.10%. Yum! Brands, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.4, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM has seen a EPS growth of 25.80%. A performance for the year of -0.23%. The 52-week high is -4.92%, and the 52-week low is 33.55%. The average volume for Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM is 4035772.

With a target price of 86.95, can Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM. Yum! Brands, Inc. has a P/E of 28.27 and a forward P/E of 20.68. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.27. Yum! Brands, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.72 and 225.68 respectively. For P/cash, Yum! Brands, Inc. has a value of *TBA, while it is 56.45 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 85.76, Yum! Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.15%. We see a return on equity of 118.50%.

Looking more long-term Yum! Brands, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.46%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.81% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 25.80% for this year and for the last five years a 4.10% growth has been seen.

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