YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) – The Long Game That Investors Are Missing

Creed Greg, CEO, subtracted 44,949 shares of YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) from its portfolio at the rate of $105.82 per share valuing $4,756,503 on Jun 04. The insider left behind 38,181 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) was $108.98. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $109.43, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $109.89. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $108.54 and a 2nd Support Level at $108.11. YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) stock has gained $0.56, or 0.52%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $8.57, or 8.54%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $10.34, or 10.48%. This year-to-date, YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) shares have gained $17.06, or 18.56%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 305,975 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $33,332,918K. YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) generates $5,688 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,542 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 31.95%, a 3-Year Total Return of 81.31%, and a 5-year Total Return of 88.18%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 4.35%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.420 per share on 05/15/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.56%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.68.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) reported earnings of $0.82 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.81 per share, representing a 0.01 difference and 1.72% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.40 represented a -0.54 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.94 per share, which was a 57.61% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.87 per share. This estimate came from a total of 10 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.90 and the low estimate was $0.85. In the year-ago quarter, YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) generated per-share earnings of $0.82. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +6.10% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 18 purchases (153,438 shares in total) and 21 sale (149,284 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 36 insider buys amounting to 453,957 shares and 46 insider sales amounting to 592,380 shares. In the past full year, 51 insider purchases were made (involving 783,623 shares) and 73 insider sell-offs equivalent to 923,353 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) has a Current Ratio of 0.93, a Quick Ratio of 0.93 and a Cash Ratio of 0.34. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 469.34, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 243.87. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 454.38.