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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for YUM. The most optimistic price target was 85, implying potential capital gains of 13.64 percent. The lowest price target was 65, implying potential capital losses of -13.1 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. 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.