Understanding the Potential Headwinds for Yum! Brands Stock.

This afternoon we watched Yum! Brands drop -3.9% to a price of $137.28 per share. The large-cap Restaurant Chain company is now trading -5.39% below its average target price of $145.1. Analysts have set target prices ranging from $125.0 to $170.0 per share for Yum! Brands, and have given the stock an average rating of buy.

The stock has a very low short interest at 1.3%, and a short ratio of 2.73. At 0.1%, the company's rate of insider ownership does not indicate that management is heavily invested in the corporation. Finally, we also note that a significant number of institutional investors are invested in the stock, with 80.1% of Yum! Brands's shares being owned by this investor type.

Institutions Invested in Yum! Brands

Date Reported Holder Percentage Shares Value
2022-12-31 Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) 8% 22,707,954 $3,117,347,897
2022-12-31 Blackrock Inc. 7% 20,898,296 $2,868,918,049
2022-12-31 Capital World Investors 5% 12,697,992 $1,743,180,326
2022-12-31 T. Rowe Price Investment Management, Inc. 4% 12,472,409 $1,712,212,292
2022-12-31 State Street Corporation 4% 11,262,525 $1,546,119,418
2022-12-31 Capital International Investors 4% 10,473,193 $1,437,759,922
2022-12-31 JP Morgan Chase & Company 2% 5,940,432 $815,502,497
2022-12-31 Geode Capital Management, LLC 2% 5,857,247 $804,082,861
2022-12-31 Sustainable Growth Advisors, LP 2% 4,906,989 $673,631,443
2022-12-31 Loomis Sayles & Company, LP 2% 4,571,195 $627,533,644

Besides an analyst consensus of some upside potential, other market factors point to there being mixed market sentiment on Yum! Brands.

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