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.

Several price targets were given for YUM by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, implying potential capital gains of 13.64 percent. The minimum price target given was 65, which equates to a potential downside of -13.1 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.39 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.65 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of YUM to grow at a rate of -28.76 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of YUM is -0.68.

YUM has a 52-week high of 75.63 and a 52-week low of 59.57. Currently the stock is 25.57 percent higher than its 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 stock has a market capitalization of $26.33 billion. YUM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.