YUM : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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), ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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. ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Can Pizza Deliver You Good Returns ?

    March 31, 2016
    Americans love pizza regardless of economic conditions. Should you consider the following pizza stocks?
  13. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM, VTSMX)

    March 26, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of YUM! Brands shares, and determine if their investment strategy can help ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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."
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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. ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Will China Save Yum! Brands?

    November 17, 2015
    Yum! Brands is looking to expand aggressively in emerging markets. Is the company being too ambitious?
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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.
  49. More To Come In A Record Year For Spin-Offs

    October 16, 2014
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. The Best Investments This Year: The Boom of "Boring"

    February 18, 2014
    Investopedia explains: U.S.-based stocks did well and beat more aggressive strategies pursued by hedge funds and other investors ...
  53. Better Times Ahead For Yum Brands?

    December 6, 2013
    Yum Brands CEO David Nowak talks a good game, but can he deliver? Even under the best of scenario, the amiable CEO is ...
  54. McDonald's Earnings Preview: Was The Menu Tinkering Worth It? ...

    October 19, 2013
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is scheduled to report its third-quarter results Monday, October 21, before the markets open. ...
  55. Is Now The Time To Buy Yum Brands?

    October 11, 2013
    Yum Brands’ efforts to turnaround its beleaguered China division, which has been hurt by concerns about the safety of its ...
  56. McDonald's And Other Restaurant Stocks To Sell Now (DRI, MCD, ...

    September 24, 2013
    New research from Oppenheimer suggests that many leisure stocks may be overpriced now. The analysts suggest that investors ...
  57. McDonald's Has Eased Off, But Hardly Cheap

    July 22, 2013
    A rotation away from consumer stocks is pressuring McDonald's, as is short-term weakness in sales growth.
  58. McCormick Looks Premium-Priced Even With Premium Performance

    June 27, 2013
    McCormick is a great food company, but it still delivers food company growth and valuation is too high
  59. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities And ...

    June 5, 2013
    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  60. Smithfield Get It's Deal, But From A Surprising Bidder

    May 29, 2013
    Smithfield gets a lucrative bid from a Chinese buyer, but will the deal go through?
  61. Chipotle Executing Well, But Valuation Leaves No Margin Of Error

    May 14, 2013
    Weak traffic isn't worrying investors who still prize Chipotle's mid-teens operating growth.
  62. The Market Seems Unwilling To Let Yum! Brands Stay Cheap For ...

    May 13, 2013
    Yum! Brands' shares have rebounded pretty well despite an ongoing stream of bad news from China.
  63. McCormick Continues To Defy Gravity

    April 2, 2013
    McCormick's consumer volume growth looks great, but the valuation seems to preclude real gains from here.
  64. Chipotle Still Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt

    February 8, 2013
    Chipotle needs to reignite the growth to validate the price.
  65. Yum! Brands Still Has Indigestion, But Investors Have An Opportunity

    February 7, 2013
    A sharp drop in guidance for 2013 will spook investors, but may create a bargain.
  66. McDonald's Seems Back On Track, But Not Cheap

    January 28, 2013
    McDonald's continues to deliver, but valuation is no bargain.
  67. Early Research Calls

    November 30, 2012
    New York, November 30th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open.   ...
  68. 5 Moves Every Investor Should Make to Prepare for the Fiscal ...

    November 14, 2012
    The presidential election is over, but another day of reckoning approaches. A "fiscal cliff" consisting of major tax increases ...
  69. 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, ...
  70. Has A Bad Year Put Chipotle In Value Territory?

    October 19, 2012
    Can Chipotle restore its luster as a growth stock? There is still downside risk in what is still a very highly-valued restaurant ...
  71. McCormick - Great Company, Not-So-Great Price

    October 2, 2012
    McCormick is a great company and its fiscal third quarter wasn't bad, but the valuation isn't great.
  72. Middleby Not On The Value Menu

    August 14, 2012
    Middleby is a legitimate growth story, but an expensive one. It's probably best to wait for a pullback before buying into ...
  73. Brazil Limiting The Happy In Arcos Dorados Happy Meals

    August 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados, one of McDonalds' larger operators in Latin America, is suffering from a weak Brazilian economy, but the growth ...
  74. Bull Vs. Bear: Why The Coffee Business Is A Buy

    July 31, 2012
    The coffee business should not be blamed for Green Mountain's failures, as the present conditions are good for businesses ...
  75. Street To Chipotle - Queremos More Growth, Now!

    July 20, 2012
    Chipotle's weakening comps disrupt a model that had no room for error.
  76. Mind The Moving Parts At Yum!

    July 20, 2012
    Yum!'s growth story is still intact, but the valuation already includes that.
  77. Do Nike's Earnings Have Broader Meaning On China?

    July 4, 2012
    Nike's disappointing futures have investors worrying more than ever about China. Long term, Nike could be healthy, but don't ...
  78. Sysco Looks Stuck

    May 9, 2012
    Sysco is finding that the old tricks aren't working anymore.
  79. McDonald's Is Made For Investors

    April 24, 2012
    McDonald's growth in recent years has been nothing short of stellar, and is expected to continue at a very steady and respectable ...
  80. 12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    April 18, 2012
    Track the intersection of demographics, economics, and psychographics to follow global changes, advises Chris Versace, editor ...
  81. Burger King Coming Back To The Market

    April 9, 2012
    Burger King's quick return to the market raises questions.
  82. 2 Closed-End Funds for Global Dividends

    March 27, 2012
    Today, MoneyShow.com hears from Kevin Shacknofsky about strategies for capturing growth and dividends in two funds he manages, ...
  83. Arcos Dorados Feels The Squeeze

    March 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados has some near-term pain, but above-average potential for long-term gain.
  84. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  85. Yum! Brands Gives Its Skeptics Indigestion

    February 9, 2012
    Yum! saw fine growth in the fourth quarter, largely due to its successful operations in China, and its stock is fairly valued.
  86. Sysco Not Exactly Feasting

    February 9, 2012
    Sysco's stock seems a little below fair value, but margins have hit a rough patch and you should probably look elsewhere ...
  87. Zhongpin Could Be Hog Heaven For Investors

    January 17, 2012
    Zhongpin is risky for many reasons, but potentially a big winner.
  88. 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 ...
  89. Arcos Dorados - Rare Or Overcooked?

    December 22, 2011
    Arcos Dorados has risks aplenty, but it could reward patient growth investors.
  90. Nathan's Famous Goes Dutch

    December 9, 2011
    The well known maker of hot dogs is buying up to 500,000 shares of its stock in a dutch auction at prices between $20-$22.
  91. McDonald's Continues To Reinvent

    July 28, 2011
    McDonalds continues to defy the normal rules of growth and leverage.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. Investors Feasting on Restaurant Stocks

    June 29, 2011
    Restaurant stocks continue to hit all-time highs.
  95. Revisiting The "Brand" Name Portfolio

    June 22, 2011
    With Internet Brands being acquired, it's time to update the progress of the nine stocks that make up our "brand" name portfolio.
  96. Is Chipotle Too Expensive?

    June 14, 2011
    Chipotle's stock is off slightly from its 52-week high. Is the stock a good deal, or is it too pricey?
  97. Can Arby's Ever Find A Stable Home?

    June 14, 2011
    Arby's passes to yet another buyer in the hopes of a lasting turnaround.
  98. Yum Goes Deeper Into China

    May 17, 2011
    Yum's offer to buy Chinese restaurant chain Little Sheep will extend Yum's considerable presence in China.
  99. Wendy's Flat But Focused

    May 12, 2011
    The chain is optimistic its initiatives and planned sale of its Arby's unit will clear the path for future growth.
  100. Pizza Stock Winners And Losers

    May 9, 2011
    Some pizza makers are hot, while others are just getting burned.
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