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 price target was 85, implying a possible profit of 13.64 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 65, which equates to a potential downside of -13.1 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.39 percent. 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. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of YUM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -28.76 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 a 52-week high of 75.63 and a 52-week low of 59.57. 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 price/earnings 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.