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Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 35175.88. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Yum! Brands, Inc. is 90.22 (with a change from open of 0.37%), this in conjunction with a target price of 90.9. Volume today has so far reached 2418300, with an average volume of about 2943.93. The GAP for this stock, is 0.03%.

The P/E ratio is 27.18, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.59. The current EPS for Yum! Brands, Inc., is 3.32, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 25.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 25.70%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Yum! Brands, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 13.16% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.18%. Quarter over quarter is 53.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -3.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 4.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 79.80%. Shares outstanding is 389.89, while shares float is at a value of 388.73. Float short for Yum! Brands, Inc. is 1.84% and the short ratio is 2.43.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 54.60% and their operating margin is 16.10%. The profit margin is 11.00%.

Yum! Brands, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 17.40%, and on investment, 29.40%. Return on equity is 227.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.23. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.7, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 83.36.

The simple moving averages are 0.95% and 12.58% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.92% and the 52 week low is 41.24%.

Yum! Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.04%, with a current price of 90.22. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 54.60%. This is in an industry, Restaurants, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Yum! Brands, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Restaurants industry means that Yum! Brands, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.66%, with performance for the month coming to -0.59%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 9.76%, and for the half year the performance is 21.38%. Volatility for this week is 1.08% and for the month this is 1.19%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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