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 potential capital gains of 13.64 percent. The lowest price target was 65, implying potential capital losses of -13.1 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -2.39 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.65 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

YUM has an estimated earnings growth rate of -28.76 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. YUM has a PEG ratio of -0.68.

YUM has traded between a high of 75.63 and a low of 59.57 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.57 percent, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.