Analyst Ratings for Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for YUM last month.

25 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 10 gave YUM a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for YUM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, implying a possible profit of 13.64 percent. The minimum price target given was 65, which equates to a potential downside of -13.1 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.39 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.65 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of YUM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -28.76 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of YUM is -0.68.

YUM has traded between a high of 75.63 and a low of 59.57 over the past year. Today's price is 25.57 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.1 percent lower than its 52-week high. YUM has a P/E ratio of 19.42. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The YUM value stock report compares YUM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of YUM is $26.33 billion. YUM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.