Today’s Dividend Action: Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) dividends of $0.51 are projected for the near future; this is why.

Today's Dividend Action: Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) dividends of $0.51 are projected for the near future; this is why.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) is expected to pay $0.51 on Nov 4, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $2.04. Shareholders owning the stock before Oct 17, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on Yum! Brands, Inc.’s current price of $89.18, the dividend is 0.57%. This dividend’s record date is Oct 19, 2016 and the announcement date is Sep 26, 2016. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.19 on October 14, hitting $89.18. About 4.79 million shares traded hands or 18.86% up from the average. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 15.00% since March 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.38% the S&P500.

YUM! Brands, Inc. is engaged in restaurant business. The company has a market cap of $34.70 billion. The Firm develops, operates, franchises and licenses an across the world system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items, primarily through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts). It has a 22.68 P/E ratio. YUM operates through four divisions: YUM China (China Division), which includes all activities in mainland China; The KFC Division, which includes all activities of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all activities of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all activities of the Taco Bell concept.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.13, from 0.71 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 51 funds sold all Yum! Brands, Inc. shares owned while 294 reduced positions. 66 funds bought stakes while 225 increased positions. They now own 276.20 million shares or 10.96% less from 310.20 million shares in 2016Q1.
First Interstate National Bank reported 6,074 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Oppenheimer & holds 0.18% or 72,349 shares in its portfolio. Johnson Invest Counsel Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 8,874 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Co has 326,510 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Johnson last reported 2,130 shares in the company. Bristol John W & Ny accumulated 1.53% or 652,462 shares. Interocean Cap has 2.2% invested in the company for 109,555 shares. Beacon Mgmt Inc accumulated 100 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Axa has 0.13% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 346,327 shares. Pitcairn has 0.1% invested in the company for 9,642 shares. Jnba Fincl Advsr holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 460 shares. Loomis Sayles Co Lp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5.81 million shares. Sigma Planning accumulated 0.03% or 2,516 shares. Park Natl Corp Oh has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The West Virginia-based Security National Tru Co has invested 0.35% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM).

Insider Transactions: Since July 22, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $15.05 million net activity. Shares for $161,412 were sold by Skeans Tracy L. Pant Muktesh sold $8.21M worth of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Friday, July 22. $1.30M worth of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) was sold by Gibbs David W on Thursday, October 13. Russell David Eric also sold $469,170 worth of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) shares. 53,518 Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) shares with value of $4.91M were sold by Eaton Roger G..

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Ratings Coverage

Out of 17 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 53% are positive. YUM! Brands has been the topic of 39 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, August 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 30 by Deutsche Bank. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, March 28 report. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 13 report. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Thursday, October 6. Nomura maintained Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) rating on Thursday, July 14. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $96 price target. As per Thursday, August 20, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Bernstein on Thursday, May 26. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Friday, September 23 to “Outperform” rating.

More notable recent Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Yum Brands to return $13.5 billion to shareowners by 2019” on October 11, 2016, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “Yum Blames South China Sea Dispute for Hurting Results in Asia” published on October 05, 2016, Marketwatch.com published: “Yum Brands unveils plans to drive growth after separating China business” on October 11, 2016. More interesting news about Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were released by: Barrons.com and their article: “Yum! Brands Spins Off Its China Franchise” published on October 15, 2016 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Yum is reducing HQ jobs in Louisville with new strategy” with publication date: October 11, 2016.

YUM Company Profile

YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM), incorporated on May 30, 1997, is engaged in restaurant business. The Firm develops, operates, franchises and licenses an across the world system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items, primarily through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts). YUM operates through four divisions: YUM China (China Division), which includes all activities in mainland China; The KFC Division, which includes all activities of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all activities of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all activities of the Taco Bell concept. The Firm has over 42,000 restaurants in over 130 countries and territories. The Company’s three Concepts focus on the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories, respectively.

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