YUM : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Yum! Brands Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday

    January 10, 2017
    Yum! Brands will send its dividend payment on Feb. 3 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 13.
  2. McDonald’s Sells 80% Stake in China Operations

    January 9, 2017
    The deal is part of McDonald's reorganization plan in the Chinese market where it’s struggling to catch up with more nimble ...
  3. Why Pizza Hut Cut Its Prices in Half This Week

    January 3, 2017
    Yum! Brands' (NYSE: YUM) Pizza Hut has generally lagged industry leaders Domino's (NYSE: DPZ) and Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA). ...
  4. Yum! Brands Highlights Its New Growth Plans

    December 7, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the parent company of Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell, recently discussed some of its plans at the ...
  5. Other Worries for Chipotle that Aren't Health-Related (CMG, JACK)

    December 1, 2016
    This has nothing to do with E.coli or calorie counts. But these four issues are still not good.
  6. Burger King Brings Back a Cheesy Menu Favorite

    November 30, 2016
    Stuffing cheese into things has been a good business for Restaurant Brands International's (NYSE: QSR) Burger King brand. ...
  7. Yum! Brands' Taco Bell Adds a New (Old) Menu Item

    November 21, 2016
    In recent years, whenever one of Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) fast-food chains has introduced a new menu item, it has tended ...
  8. Taco Bell Plans a Huge Hiring Spree

    November 7, 2016
    While some restaurant chains have turned to automation as a way to lower the number of employees the need, Yum! Brands (NYSE: ...
  9. Yum! Brands Finishes Spinoff of China Unit

    November 1, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has completed its spin-off of Yum China Holdings. The new company began trading as an independent ...
  10. Pizza Hut's Takes Mobile Ordering to Tattoos

    October 24, 2016
    Yum! Brands' (NYSE: YUM) Pizza Hut and Domino's (NYSE: DPZ) have engaged in a media-attention-seeking battle to come up ...
  11. Get Milk: How You Can Help End the Dairy Glut

    October 13, 2016
    Dairy farmers have dumped 43 million pounds of milk this year. Don't let them cry over it.
  12. Yum! Brands Will Sell Most Stores to Franchisees

    October 13, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, plans to more or less get out of the business ...
  13. Yum! Brands Accelerates Taco Bell’s Expansion

    October 11, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) recently revealed plans to expand its Taco Bell brand over the next six years. The company plans ...
  14. The Future of Yum Brands (YUM)

    October 11, 2016
    Yum announced its plans going forward for both Yum and Yum China.
  15. Yum! Brands Slides on Mixed 3Q Report

    October 6, 2016
    Shares of Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) slid about 2% in pre-market trading on Thursday after the parent company of KFC, Pizza ...
  16. Yum Misses on Revenue and EPS (YUM)

    October 5, 2016
    Yum blames increased tensions in China but still raises its full-year core operating profit growth guidance
  17. Red Robin's Latest Taste: A Burger-Inspired Beer

    October 5, 2016
    In the escalating war of fast-food ridiculousness, many chains have been inspired to mix non-traditional items with menu ...
  18. Yum Raises Dividend; Okays China Directors (YUM)

    September 26, 2016
    Yum! raised its dividend 10.9% today and released more details about its spin-off of Yum China.
  19. Yum! Brands' Taco Bell Doubles Down on $1 Menu

    September 23, 2016
    Fast-food brands have been pushing discount meals for a while now, but most have shied away from dollar menus. Wendy's, ...
  20. Yum! Brands Files for IPO of China Unit

    September 23, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) is one step closer to spinning off a major subsidiary. The company has filed a prospectus for the ...
  21. Pizza Hut Names Its First Chief Customer Officer

    September 21, 2016
    It's fair to say that sometimes Yum! Brands' (NYSE: YUM!) Pizza Hut chain gets lost in the shuffle behind category leaders ...
  22. Yum! Brands Goes Even Cheesier at Pizza Hut

    September 19, 2016
    There was a time when Yum! Brands' (NYSE: YUM) Pizza Hut strove to be "making it great." That goal of "great" seems to have ...
  23. Who Will Run Yum China? (YUM)

    September 16, 2016
    The new Board of Directors of Yum China has been announced by Yum! Brands Inc.
  24. Burger King Doubles Down on Cheetos

    September 13, 2016
    Burger King can't get enough Cheetos. The Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) chain already had a macaroni and cheese ...
  25. Why Chinese Investors Love Fast Food (YUM)

    September 7, 2016
    For both Chinese investors and western fast food chains, partnerships are a good bet, lowering costs and improving ease-of-business.
  26. Yum! Brands Will Do Anything for Attention

    August 30, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has a history of doing outrageous things to keep its fast-food brands in the news. Whether it's ...
  27. Why Did KFC Give Away Chicken-Scented Sunscreen?

    August 23, 2016
    In the fast-food industry, getting attention has become as important as selling a tasty product. Yum! Brands has been especially ...
  28. Yum!’s Pizza Hut to Expand in Central and Eastern Europe (YUM)

    August 22, 2016
    Yum’s four-fold increase with a new refranchising model in newer, unexplored territories is expected to bolster its revenues.
  29. Does Fast-Food Service Need to Get Faster?

    August 16, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) Pizza Hut's largest franchise holder, a company that also owns a number of Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) ...
  30. 3 Stocks to Sell: Goldman Sachs (YUM, BA)

    August 15, 2016
    Goldman Sachs, who recently downgraded stocks to "underweight" as part of its 3-month asset allocation, revealed several ...
  31. The Cost of Buying a Taco Bell Franchise (YUM)

    July 26, 2016
    A Taco Bell franchise is one of the most expensive to buy and operate in the fast food business.
  32. Can All-Day Breakfast Satisfy McDonald's Earnings?

    July 24, 2016
    The biggest question heading into the quarter surrounds All-Day Breakfast, which last year sparked the company's turnaround, ...
  33. 5 Restaurant Stocks With High Debt Levels (YUM, QSR)

    July 23, 2016
    Examine the restaurant industry to identify five companies with high debt levels. Assess capital structure with financial ...
  34. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM, VTSMX)

    July 15, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of YUM! Brands shares, and determine if their investment strategy can help ...
  35. Taco Bell Has Already Ended Its Sales Slump

    July 15, 2016
    Last quarter was the first time in more than three years that Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) Taco Bell had a drop in same-store ...
  36. Pizza Hut, Domino's Taking Orders Via Social Media

    July 14, 2016
    Little Caesar's, the pizza company that prides itself on making your pie before you order it, has commercials that lament ...
  37. Yum! Brands Stock Pops 4% on Q2 Beat, Ups Outlook

    July 13, 2016
    The KFC restaurant operator not only reported second quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates, the company also ...
  38. Yum! Brands Stock Rises Ahead of Q2 Earnings (YUM)

    July 12, 2016
    Wall Street expects the fast-food restaurant operator to deliver a year-over-year increase in profits, but a decline in revenue.
  39. Yum Brands Levels To Watch After Earnings (YUM)

    July 11, 2016
    Yum Brands has lifted to an 11-month high and could challenge the 2015 high after a strong earnings report and outlook in ...
  40. Darden or Yum! Brands: What's the Better Buy? (DRI, YUM)

    July 6, 2016
    Darden stock is priced at 16 times forward estimates of $3.88 per share, while Yum! Brands shares are priced at forward P/E ...
  41. Yum!'s Pizza Hut Jumps Into the Discount Combo War

    June 17, 2016
    This has been the year of fast-food meal deal discounts. Pretty much every burger chain has some variant on a $4 or $5 offer ...
  42. Yum! Drops Sale of Stake in China Spinoff to CIC

    May 25, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has reportedly cancelled the sale of a stake in its Chinese unit to sovereign wealth fund China ...
  43. Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (BRK)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover how Berkshire Hathaway began as a failing textile company and grew into the fifth-largest company worldwide with ...
  44. Can a New Look Change How People See Taco Bell?

    May 18, 2016
    The restaurant chain that once pushed the gluttony of "Fourth Meal," a fast-food purveyor that has generally marketed itself ...
  45. Is Pandora About to Go on the Block Again?

    May 17, 2016
    Pandora Media (NYSE: P) may be heading back to the auction block once more. Activist investor Keith Meister disclosed his ...
  46. Jack in the Box Surged After Solid 2Q Earnings

    May 16, 2016
    Shares of Jack in the Box (NASDAQ: JACK) recently rallied after the fast food chain reported better-than-expected second ...
  47. Kentucky Derby Nearly Breaks Attendance Record

    May 9, 2016
    The 2016 edition of the hallowed Kentucky Derby  was quite the gate-buster. According to Churchill Downs (NASDAQ: CHDI), ...
  48. Chinese Investment Group Wants to Buy Yum! China

    April 22, 2016
    Doing business in China has been a bit of a holy grail for American companies. It's a very lucrative market with a growing ...
  49. Yum Brands Beats the Street, Despite McD's All-Day Breakfast

    April 20, 2016
    Investors bought YUM stock unafraid of the damage that might be done by McDonald's all-day breakfast. It turned out to be ...
  50. What to Expect from Yum! Brands' Earnings

    April 19, 2016
    Yum! Brands – which operates the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC fast-food brands – reports first-quarter results after close ...
  51. McDonald's Plans to Sell Its South Korean Unit

    April 13, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) could sell part of its South Korean unit soon, according to a recent report in the Korea Herald. ...
  52. McDonald's Still Sees Asia as Major Growth Hub

    April 4, 2016
    Just because McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) was reportedly looking for ways to spin off its Asian business after getting hit by ...
  53. Can Pizza Deliver You Good Returns ?

    March 31, 2016
    Americans love pizza regardless of economic conditions. Should you consider the following pizza stocks?
  54. Yum! Considers Selling 20% of Its Chinese Business

    March 24, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) is reportedly interested in selling a 19.9% stake of its Chinese business, which would value the ...
  55. Yum! Brands Is Bringing Taco Bell to China

    March 17, 2016
    How do you translate "bean and cheese burrito" into Mandarin Chinese? That's actually a pressing question for restaurant ...
  56. Yum! Brands' Taco Bell Steps Up Breakfast Battle

    March 15, 2016
    When Yum! Brands' (NYSE: YUM) Taco Bell first started offering breakfast in 2014, its commercials made it very clear that ...
  57. Happy Pi Day: How to Save Money Using Pi (DPZ, YUM)

    March 14, 2016
    Happy 3/14, or "Pi Day." As Pizza Hut pointed out on its blog, "Pi is everyone's favorite irrational number."
  58. The Top 4 Large Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, MCD)

    February 8, 2016
    Learn about the top four large-cap restaurant stocks for 2016 and economic factors that could impact the industry over the ...
  59. Is Yum! Brands Poised to Serve up Tasty Earnings?

    February 2, 2016
    Yum!'s recent stock gains suggest the market is betting on the restaurant operator to get back on its earnings winning streak ...
  60. The World's Top 10 Restaurant Companies (MCD,SBUX)

    January 25, 2016
    Read about the world's top 10 restaurant companies, complete with a brief summary of each and its corresponding ticker symbol.
  61. Which Restaurant Chains Will Outperform in 2016? (MCD, YUM)

    December 23, 2015
    Broad trading ranges in major restaurant chains could yield 2016 trend advances, offering profitable long-side positioning. ...
  62. The Top 5 Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (CMG, DNKN)

    December 21, 2015
    Discover the top five restaurant stocks expected to grow in 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target for each ...
  63. Will China Save Yum! Brands?

    November 17, 2015
    Yum! Brands is looking to expand aggressively in emerging markets. Is the company being too ambitious?
  64. IHOP Shows Why McDonald's Gains Are Negligible (DIN, MCD)

    October 30, 2015
    A lot was said about McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) first quarterly sales increase in two years based on the switch from to butter ...
  65. Who Are McDonald’s Main Competitors?

    October 28, 2015
    Find out which companies are McDonald's closest competitors. Learn about the largest fast food chains in the world and which ...
  66. Darden Restaurants Wins REIT Approval (DRI, MCD)

    October 22, 2015
    With Darden Restaurants' (NYSE: DRI) board of directors giving the nod to the planned spinoff of the restaurant operator's ...
  67. Yum! Brands' Newest Director Already Making Waves (MCD, YUM)

    October 20, 2015
    Yum! Brands' (NYSE: YUM) newest board member is already making his presence felt. Just five days after hedge fund operator ...
  68. Yum! Brands Spins Off Its China Division

    October 20, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, announced today that it would split into two ...
  69. Defensive Tuesday For A Stock Market Showered With Hit-Or-Miss ...

    October 20, 2015
    Stock indicators are in defensive mode Tuesday as earnings season largely disappoints a Wall Street that had braced itself ...
  70. Yum! Brands Announces China Spinoff (MCD, QSR)

    October 20, 2015
    Yum! Brands Inc is up 2% in early afternoon trading Tuesday after announcing that it would spin off its China division.
  71. Yum! Brands Rises on Updated Full-Year Guidance (MCD, YUM)

    October 16, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), which was crushed earlier this month after dismal third quarter earnings, recently updated its ...
  72. 4 Quick Service Restaurants for Your Portfolio (CMG, PNRA)

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about the four quick service restaurants with attractive investment theses and growth prospects that can be valuable ...
  73. Yum! Brands Taco Bell Takes Ordering Online

    September 30, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has a new website, ta.co, that allows visitors to order and pay from their tablet or computer, something ...
  74. Costco And Micron Lead Calm Before The Earnings Storm

    September 27, 2015
    Few earnings reports are scheduled for this week, ahead of the third-quarter reporting kickoff. Costco and Micron Technology ...
  75. Yum! Brands Closing Fast Casual Taco Bell Concept

    September 18, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) and its Taco Bell chain have decided to close their fast casual concept store, U.S. Taco Co.  The ...
  76. Yum! Brands Sells "Better Chicken" Chain

    August 26, 2015
    After only briefly experimenting with the concept of "better chicken" restaurants, Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has sold its ...
  77. Looking to Invest in China's Fast Food Industry? Try KFC (YUM)

    August 20, 2015
    Read about the fast food industry in China, and learn what makes KFC the dominant brand in a market poised for years of high ...
  78. Yum! Brands KFC Has Another New Col. Sanders?

    August 19, 2015
    When Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) decided to bring back KFC's Col. Sanders mascot earlier this year, the decision was met with ...
  79. 20 Stocks With The Highest Exposure To China's Lagging Economy

    August 11, 2015
    Investors woke up on Tuesday to a surprise move in China as the country's central bank, The People's Bank of China, devalued ...
  80. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful After 40 (WMT, YUM)

    August 6, 2015
    Read about four influential entrepreneurs who didn't achieve fame and success until after their 40th birthdays, including ...
  81. Yum! Brands Dismisses China Division Spinoff

    July 16, 2015
    Although the Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) second quarter earnings report showed that its recovery from a food quality scandal ...
  82. Yum! Brands Believes in Sustainability

    July 9, 2015
    When you think of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, your first thought may not be "good global citizen." I know my thoughts ...
  83. Shake Shack Ruffles Feathers With Chicken Sandwich

    July 8, 2015
    Does Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) have its eye on unseating Chick-fil-A as the top chicken joint? Known for being one of the ...
  84. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  85. Who are Chipotle's (CMG) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about Chipotle's four main competitors in the fast casual dining sector of the restaurant business, and how fast casual ...
  86. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    April 16, 2015
    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  87. Fast Food Versus Fast Casual: Which is More Profitable?

    February 5, 2015
    Between fast food and fine dining lies the rapidly growing fast casual business sector. It's market share is growing. Are ...
  88. Undervalued Franchises: The Best Choice?

    January 22, 2015
    Searching for an undervalued franchise? Here's a quick guide to what's hot and what's a good bet.
  89. So You Wanna Buy A Franchise?

    September 5, 2014
    Franchises are growing more popular with entrepreneurs. Here's why and what to expect from them.
  90. McDonald's Can No Longer Thrive on Just Burgers And Fries

    March 20, 2014
    Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites. The burger chain ...
  91. Sysco Can't Fight A Low Tide

    November 7, 2012
    Sysco's volume growth is weak, but this isn't a one quarter story. What Sysco has achieved over the years is remarkable, ...
  92. Panera Heads North Of The Border

    January 10, 2012
    Panera continues its Canadian expansion after opening three bakery-cafés in the Toronto-area in 2011, with five more planned ...
  93. H&R Block: 3 Reasons Buffett Should Buy Back In

    July 27, 2011
    Buffett may have moved on from HRB, but there are three strong reasons he might want to take another look.
  94. Wendy’s Sheds Arby’s, Now What?

    July 7, 2011
    Fast food chain Wendy's completed the sale of its Arby's chain to private equity firm Roark Capital Management.
  95. Pizza Stock Winners And Losers

    May 9, 2011
    Some pizza makers are hot, while others are just getting burned.
  96. Food For Thought At Yum! Brands Annual Meeting

    December 14, 2010
    Yum! Brands' ambitious growth plans overseas makes it one restaurant company to keep your eye on.
  97. Jack Should Set Qdoba Free

    November 25, 2010
    Jack in the Box continues to see diverging performance of its two restaurant concepts.
  98. Roll With Your Spinoff

    August 17, 2010
    If you own a stock that's contemplating a spinoff, consider the possibility that the new entity rather than the parent is ...
  99. Fast Food Stocks In Review

    December 24, 2009
    Although fast food companies were a mixed bag in 2009, there are still several strong players to choose from.
  100. McDonald's: Investors Are Lovin' It

    July 16, 2009
    McDonald's $70.7 billion in sales towers above its competitors and it's not showing any signs of weakness.
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