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Is Yum! Brands, Inc.(NYSE: YUM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/17/1997. Yum! Brands, Inc. is in the Restaurants industry and Services sector. Average volume for Yum! Brands, Inc., is 2957.71, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 9/17/1997 is 19.50%.

To help you determine whether Yum! Brands, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.42 and forward P/E is 20.77. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Yum! Brands, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.28. P/S ratio is 2.74 and the P/B ratio is 226.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 56.76 respectively.

At the current price Yum! Brands, Inc. is trading at, 86.23 (0.00% today), Yum! Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.13%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 58.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.03, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.83% after growing 25.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.20%, and -0.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 416, and the number of shares float is 406.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 82.70%. The float short is 2.31%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.18. Management has seen a return on assets of 16.10%, and also a return on investment of 29.40%.

The ability for Yum! Brands, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.4, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 16.09 and total debt/equity is 30.97. In terms of margins, Yum! Brands, Inc. has a gross margin of 29.10%, with its operating margin at 15.10%, and Yum! Brands, Inc. has a profit margin of 10.10%.

The 52 week high is -4.40%, with 34.28% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.80%.

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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