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12/2/13Shop Closed Profitable Day. Fortinet Inc, KLA-Tencor Corporation, Kohl's Corporation, Yum! Brands... (Trading with the Average Jay)

Good morning traders.  I closed up shop early today. I was 4 for 4 this morning, and I will not give back to the market what I made. This way I go out with a positive and confidence building day. I posted the first three trades with profit targets on my twitter feed last Friday.   See side bar for trade results. Update: All my closed short trades have moved higher after exits. What a great feeling. Today was a good day for me, "blessing to all and good trading." 1. Short trade in...

11/18/13McDonalds Corporation (NYSE:MCD) | Yum’s Dividend Growth And A Comparison With McDonald’s (Jutia Group)

[at Seeking Alpha] - Yum! Brands ( YUM ) recently announced its annual dividend increase in September. As has been the case over the past few years, this announcement closely followed McDonald's ( MCD ) dividend increase announcement. ... Read more on this. McDonald's Corp. (MCD), with a current value of $97.07B, opened [...]

4/19/13Which Stocks Look Ready to Pop and Drop with Earnings Next Week? (AAPL, NFLX, DECK, YUM, CAT) (tickerspy.com)

Stocks tend to be most volatile around earnings season, when a good or bad report can make or break it. However, a good or even great earnings report doesn't necessarily translate into a huge pop for a stock. During earnings season, BullMarket.com publishes a comprehensive 25- to 40-page Earnings Preview report for the week ahead each [...]

4/18/13(YUM) YUM! Brand’s China Sales Tumble Again (Stock Blog Hub)

It seems that the Chinese division of  Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM), which is also the largest contributor to its revenue stream, is going through a bad phase. In a recent SEC filing, Yum! Brands stated that its China division’s same-store sales (comparable sales) have suffered a 13% decline in March with a 16% fall in [...]

2/11/13Yum plans 70 new restaurants in CIS in 2013 (Penny Stock DD)

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM - News), owner of fast-food brand KFC, plans to open between 60 and 70 restaurants this year in Russia and other former Soviet countries and is looking for new franchise partners to help drive growth. Yum and its franchisees already have 216 restaurants in the Commonwealth of Independent States [...]

2/10/13YUM! Brands (YUM) Dividend Stock Analysis (Dividend Growth Investor)

YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM), together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. Dividend stock has paid dividends since 2004, and has increased dividends for 8 years in a row. The company’s last dividend increase was in September 2012 when the Board of Directors approved a 17.50% increase in the quarterly distribution to 33.50 cents /share. The company’s peer group includes McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (BKW) and Domino’s Pizza...

2/1/13Which Stocks Look Ready to Pop and Drop with Earnings Next Week? (YUM, CMG, HAIN, PNRA, V) (tickerspy.com)

Stocks tend to be most volatile around earnings season, when a good or bad report can make or break it. However, a good or even great earnings report doesn't necessarily translate into a huge pop for a stock. During earnings season, BullMarket.com publishes a comprehensive 25- to 40-page Earnings Preview report for the week ahead each [...]

2/1/13Stock Analysis: YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) (The DIV-Net)

YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM), together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. Dividend stock has paid dividends since 2004, and has increased dividends for 8 years in a row. The company’s last dividend increase was in September 2012 when the Board of Directors approved a 17.50% increase in the quarterly distribution to 33.50 cents /share. The company’s peer group includes McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (BKW) and Domino’s Pizza...

12/11/12A Recovery in This Restaurant Stock Could be Your Ticket to 121% Profits (Jutia Group)

The disappointing earnings from Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM), operator of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, has been attributed to the slowdown in China. The sharp pullback that began at the end of November has found support at the $66 halfway range of the 2012 highs near $75 to lows near $57. The [...]

11/29/12Yum! Brands Announces Authorization of up to $1 Billion in Share Repurchase (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Yum! Brands(NYSE: YUM) Board of Directors authorized the Company to repurchase up to $1 billion in additional shares of common stock and declared a dividend of $0.335 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be distributed February 1, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of [...]

11/7/12Yum Brands: Strong Chinese Growth (The DIV-Net)

Yum Brands is the owner of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut fast food restaurants. -Seven Year Revenue Growth Rate: 4.9% -Seven Year EPS Growth Rate: 12.4% -Recent Dividend Growth Rate: 17.5% -Current Dividend Yield: 1.92% -Balance Sheet Strength: Moderate Overview Yum Brands operates the brands of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza hut, with over 37,000 restaurants in over 120 countries. The company was spun off from Pepsico in 1997, and maintains a...

9/21/12Yum Brands Boosts Dividend, as Company Thrives in Slowing China (Value Investing)

Today, Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) raised its quarterly dividend by 18%, the current dividend yield is close to 2%. Yum Brands has been performing well, especially in China, despite the slow-down in economic growth. "Yum's consistent performance and substantial free-cash-flow generation allows us to return significant cash to our shareholders through a meaningful quarterly dividend and share [...]

8/8/12More Disappointing McDonald’s News: Declining July Sales (Value Investing)

On Wednesday, McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) reported a disappointing July sales report with stores open at least 13 months, unchanged globally. This came in lower than analysts estimates of a 2.3 percent increase. Domestic sales also dropped, 0.1. percent; this was also lower than 2.2 percent forecasts. The U.S. decline represents the weakest performance for McDonald's since [...]

7/2/12McDonald’s is Betting on Lower Cost Chicken as Economic Growth Stalls (Value Investing)

  The newly appointed CEO of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD)'s, Don Thompson, is betting on chicken items to revive the growth. He says snack items like Chicken McBites would help attract cash-conscious customers as chicken is a lot cheaper than beef right now. Fast food chains around the world are troubled by the decreasing consumer confidence in the US, [...]

4/30/12Restaurant Get Cooked Early (The Market Financial)

This morning, many of the leading restaurant stocks are declining lower. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) has been one of the stronger restaurant stocks in the market. This leading stock sold off sharply on April 19, 2012 when it traded as high as $439.40 a share. Today, CMG stock is trading lower by $4.61 to [...]

4/18/12Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM) Earns $0.76 , Raises Guidance 12% (Value Investing)

After the close on Wednesday, Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) reported earnings. The report showed that Yum! Brands, Inc. earned $0.76. Wall Street was expecting big things from YUM, which is dubbed the largest fast-food company. YUM  Raised FY Growth View to At Least 12%. Yum Q1 revenue was $2.74 bln vs $2.43 bln estimates. Analysts polled were looking for [...]

4/18/12Earnings: Chart Analysis For QCOM, VMW, YUM (The Market Financial)

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) reports earnings today. The company is expected to report $0.95-$0.99 profit per share. While the analysts have given their opinions, I find it far more accurate to analyze the charts. First, the stock has surged dramatically in 2012. It has jumped from $54.70 to a recent 52 week high of $68.87. This move [...]

4/12/12McDonald’s Gets Fried (The Market Financial)

This morning, the leading fast food stock McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD) is trading lower by $1.06 to $97.50 a share. This leading restaurant stock is one of the only stocks in the sector to decline while the major stock indexes are rallying higher. Short term traders should watch for intra-day support around the $97.00 area. The [...]

4/3/12McDonald’s Vs. Yum: Who Wins Big In 2012 (Investment Underground » Page not found)

by Renee O'Farrell The ubiquitous food product commonly known as "pink slime" is all over the media right now. Pink slime, which is known in the industry as "finely textured beef," is made from the scraps that are left over after choice cuts such as steaks and chops have been carved from a carcass. It has [...]

2/13/125 Stocks For Profits After Earnings (Investment Underground » Page not found)

By Larry Gellar I have identified five interesting stocks that recently reported earnings. While food companies Yum Brands (YUM) and Sysco (SYY) did well, Humana (HUM) and Loews (L) faced headwinds. Meanwhile, HCA's (HCA) profits beat expectations by a very large margin. Now that the fog of earnings has dissipated, each one of these companies offers [...]

2/6/12China Will Keep Driving Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) to New Highs (Money Morning)

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today (Monday) reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat The Street, highlighting the impact a strong emerging market presence can have on soaring profits. The quick-service restaurant business that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut chains saw quarterly profit rise 34% to 75 cents a share. Revenue for the quarter climbed 15% to $4.11 billion. Yum's results beat Wall Street's expectations of 74 cents a share and a 13.1% revenue increase to $4.03...

1/31/12Yum Pins Its Future on China (Wall Street Mess)

There is perhaps nothing more ubiquitous in America than McDonald's (NYSE: MCD). The fast food giant has restaurants it seems in virtually every town and city in the country. One of McDonald's rivals, Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM), dreams one day of having a restaurant in every town across the country. Yum Brands owns a number of fast food brands including KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. But the country Yum management is dreaming about is not the United States where the company continues to...

12/20/11McDonald’s And Yum Brands: Why Both Can Be Clear Winners (Investment Underground » Page not found)

The fast-food industry is somewhat impervious to recessions, making stock market investments in these companies a safer haven for investors

12/7/11Today’s Market Movers: LNKD, GMCR, YUM, UHLN (Penny Sleuth)

A healthy amount of fear is slowly creeping back into the markets today. Stocks are firmly in the red for the first time since the post-Thanksgiving rally began. The indexes aren’t off by much- but it’s enough to slow the torrid rally that has lifted equities for the past two weeks. Pullbacks like this one can [...]

12/5/11Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Sizzled The Investors On Friday Session (Penny Stock DD)

Stock Performance: Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) plunged by 0.07% and closed at $56.25 whereas overall traded volume stood at 2.95 million shares for the last Friday closing day as compare to its average volume stood at 4.23 million. The RSI value of 63.77 times depicts that the current share value is in overbought level. The share [...]

11/28/11(YUM) Yum! Brands Announces Board Approves Share Buyback (Stock Blog Hub)

Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) recently announced that its board has approved the share repurchase of an additional $750 million. The company has been consistently enhancing shareholders’ returns. The world’s largest restaurant company will buy back shares over the next 18 months. The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains currently has $250 [...]

11/15/11Yum! Increases Exposure to China’s Expanding Market (Investment U)

Yum! Brands, Inc., known for KFC and Pizza Hut fast-food, won approval by China's Ministry of Commerce to buy Mongolian hot-pot seller Little Sheep Group Ltd...Yum! Increases China Exposure... >>

10/30/11Colonel Sanders Devouring Little Sheep in China Signals 69% Gain: Real M&A (Penny Stock DD)

Anti-monopoly regulators are turning Yum! Brands Inc.’s acquisition of a chain of Mongolian hot-pot restaurants into the most profitable bet inChina. Little Sheep Group Ltd. (968) has tumbled after saying last week that China’s Ministry of Commerce extended a review of Yum’s HK$4.4 billion ($573 million) takeover by two months. Little Sheep, which rose to within 25 [...]

10/26/11Sprint’s Q3: Wireless Yum, Wireline Ick (Telecom Ramblings)

Fresh off its decision to build its own LTE network, [company id="s"] reported its Q3 earnings this morning.  Revenues of $8.33B were slightly on the light side, while loss per share of $0.10 was better than expected.  Their cash levels checked in at $4B, enough to make good progress on that LTE buildout assuming they [...]

10/22/11Why Yum Brands Is Deeply Undervalued (Investment Underground » Page not found)

Go into a Taco Bell, or a KFC, or a Pizza Hut, and a diner will be eating food from the plates of Yum! Brands Inc (YUM).

10/5/11Headline Watching Leads to Volatility (COST, YUM, MON, APKT, STP, STAG) (tickerspy.com)

It was another seesaw day in the market, but for a second-consecutive day, stocks finished solidly to the upside. While certainly not great, the economic data was once again largely better than expected and an indication that the U.S. economy is not suddenly heading towards a steep recessionary cliff. A report from London's [...]

10/4/11Yum! Brands Earnings Q3 2011: EPS Grows 13%; International Growth Strong (Morningpick)

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 3, 2011 including EPS of $0.83, excluding Special Items. After a Special Items loss of $0.03, reported EPS was $0.80. As a result of strong performance in China and other emerging markets, Yum! reconfirms full year EPS growth forecast of at least 12%, excluding special items. THIRD-QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS Operating profit grew 7% in China and 3% at Yum! Restaurants International...

10/3/11Three ETFs To Watch This Week (PBJ, FXE, KROO, YUM) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

NYSE:PBJ, NYSE:FXE, NYSE:KROO, NYSE:YUM, NYSE:KO

9/23/11(YUM) Yum! Cuts Off Two Brands (Stock Blog Hub)

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) has finally found the right candidate for the sale of its brands –– Long John Silver’s and A&W. The company recently inked definitive agreements with two separate buyers led by key franchisee leaders for these divestitures. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 and have no [...]

8/15/113 Emerging Market Plays for Right Now (PM, YUM, DXJ) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

NYSE:PM, NYSE:YUM, NYSE:DXJ, NYSE:EEM

7/21/11Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Gets Diversity Award (eMoneyDaily)

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has been recognized by Black Enterprise’s "40 Best Companies for Diversity" list for seventh consecutive year.Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Gets Diversity AwardYum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM), the world's largest restaurant company and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has been named by Black enterprise magazine's "40 Best Companies for Diversity" [...]

7/13/11Wall Street ends 3-day drop on Bernanke, Yum up late (Penny Stock DD)

Stocks stopped a three-day slide, but ended well off the highs on Wednesday as investors took the suggestion of further Federal Reserve stimulus as a mixed blessing. Stock index futures dropped after Moody's Investors Service said it may cut the United States' triple-A rating due to the rising chance its debt ceiling [...]

7/11/11Three ETFs To Watch This Week (FDN, FXY, PBJ, AA, GOOG, YUM) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

NYSE:FDN, NYSE:FXY, NYSE:PBJ, NYSE:AA, NASDAQ:GOOG, NYSE:YUM

7/8/11Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM): Q2 Earnings Preview 2011 (Stock Wizard)

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) is scheduled to release its second-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of 61 cents per share on revenue of $2.70 billion. In the year ago period, the company reported earnings of 58 cents per share on revenue of $2.57 billion. YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick service restaurant company worldwide. Through the five concepts of...

6/30/11(YUM) Yum! Brands in Neutral Lane (Stock Blog Hub)

We maintain our Neutral rating on Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM). While we are optimistic on the company’s lucrative China division and solid unit growth, negative impact from Taco Bell U.S. as well as commodity inflation compel us to remain on the sidelines. We see the company’s overseas expansion as one of its key growth drivers. Moreover, [...]

6/13/11Wendy’s Sale of Arby’s, A Move Back to Basics & Back to Growth (WEN, MCD, YUM) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. (NYSE: WEN) is soon to just be Wendy’s again, sort of.  The company has been exploring alternatives to try to unlock the value of the two unsuccessfully merged Wendy’s and Arby’s brands and there is now...

5/31/11Consumer ETFs Search Overseas For Profit (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) is just one U.S. company that is realizing the potential of overseas growth, as emerging middle classes are rising. The company has recently expanded in China and India, with double digit growth spurring on further plans. Yum is ...

5/13/11Yum offers to buy Chinese restaurant chain (Penny Stock DD)

Fast-food restaurant owner Yum Brands is offering to buy most of the remaining shares of Chinese hot pot chain Little Sheep. Restaurant growth overseas, particularly in China, has been a key driver for Yum's profit growth. The Louisville, Kentucky-based operator of the Taco Bell and KFC chains is offering 6.50 Hong Kong dollars (83 cents) per share [...]

5/5/11China’s Economy Continues To Ascend; But Watch Out For Speed Bumps (HAO, CAF, COH, C, MCD, YUM,... (Wall Street Sector Selector)

NYSE:HAO, NYSE:CAF, NYSE:COH, NYSE:C, NYSE:MCD, NYSE:YUM, NYSE:GM, NYSE:TM, NYSE:CYD, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:DIA

4/27/11YUM! Now An Acquirer In China, Eating McDonald’s Lunch (YUM, MCD) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Restaurant giant Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has made a preliminary offer to acquire China’s Little Sheep Group Ltd. and its 300 or so stores in China, the US, and Japan. Yum already owns 27.2% of Little Sheep Group. The preliminary offer for L...

4/21/11Earnings Parade Continues: Apple, AmEx, and Yum Top Forecasts (Wall Street Daily)

Earnings season is in full swing. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) easily topped expectations. It sold nearly 19 million iPhones in the first three months of the year. That's a 113% jump from a year ago. About 4.7 million iPads were sold in a quarter where a new iPad went on sale. There's some speculation supply issues may [...]

4/20/11Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM): Q1 2011 Earnings Roundup (Stock Wizard)

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) said late Wednesday that its first quarter profit increased to $264 million, or 54 cents a share, from $241 million,or 50 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter. On an adjusted basis, the company earned 63 cents a share in the latest quarter. Revenue increased 3% to $2.43 billion from $2.34 billion. Analysts, on average, expected the company to report earnings of 64 cents per share on revenue of $2.40 billion. Worldwide operating profit grew 5%, prior...

4/20/11Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM): Q1 Earnings Preview 2011 (Stock Wizard)

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of 64 cents per share on revenue of $2.40 billion. In the year ago period, the company reported earnings of 59 cents per share on revenue of $2.34 billion. YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick service restaurant company worldwide. Through the five concepts of...

3/3/11How To Trade Businesses That Do Good (WMT, YUM, PEP, JNJ) (Benzinga)

If you're looking to make an impact with your investments that go beyond mere profit, then consider the following stocks. These stocks all demonstrate serious commitments to serving community, whether at home or globally. Interestingly, a new asset class is emerging for individuals interested in leveraging their money to create social impact that works to fight poverty and hunger in addition to making money. Called the impact investing asset class, these securities offer an alternative to...

2/9/11(YUM) Yum! Brands Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Scorecard (Stock Blog Hub)

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) posted better-than-expected, fourth-quarter 2010 results on February 2, 2011, driven by robust performance in the China division. Given below is our report on the recent earnings announcement as well as subsequent analyst estimate revisions over the short and long-term periods. Earnings Report Flashback Yum! Brands reported fourth quarter 2010 adjusted earnings of 63 [...]


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