Guggenheim raised the price target for the Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) stock to “a Buy”. The rating was released on July 27, 2021. The research report from Atlantic Equities has initiated the stock to Neutral, with a price target set at $118. The stock was initiated by Goldman, who disclosed in a research note on January 19, 2021, to Sell and set the price objective to $103. In their research brief published December 17, 2020, Wells Fargo analysts upgraded the Yum! Brands Inc. stock from Equal Weight to Overweight with a price target of $125.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) raised 0.37% to close Friday’s market session at $134.46, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $133.13 and $134.91 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 877487 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.56 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -0.37% within the last five trades and 11.81% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 28.04% in the last 6 months and 12.32% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. YUM stock is trading at a margin of 2.25%, 9.47% and 19.06% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, YUM deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -0.96 percent below its 52-week high and 52.66 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 42.2. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Yum! Brands Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 32.80 percent and the profit margin is 21.20 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 48.70 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $39.28 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) is 30.85. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 27.09. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 6.26 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.10 percent of Yum! Brands Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 80.60 percent are held by financial institutions. Gibbs David W, the Chief Executive Officer at Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) has sold 1,469 shares of firm on Aug 16 at a price of $134.48 against the total amount of $0.2 million. In another inside trade, Lowings Anthony, CEO-KFC Division of Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) sold 4,114 shares of the firm on Aug 11 for a total worth of $0.55 million at a price of $133.39. An inside trade which took place on Jul 30, COO and CPO of Yum! Brands Inc. Skeans Tracy L sold 18,824 shares of firm against total price of $2.44 million at the cost of $129.71 per share.