What Should You Know About Yum! Brands Before Investing?

Shares of Consumer Discretionary sector company Yum! Brands moved 2.4% today, and are now trading at a price of $131.2. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 1,201,704 compared to its average volume of 1,578,630. The S&P 500 index returned a 1.0% performance.

Yum! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. The company is based in Louisville and has 36,000 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $36,775,706,624. Yum! Brands currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 0.5% per year.

21 analysts are following Yum! Brands and have set target prices ranging from $116.0 to $160.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, YUM is trading -5.0% away from its average analyst target price of $138.1 per share.

Over the last year, YUM shares have gone down by -2.4%, which represents a difference of -18.6% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $143.25 per share and its 52 week low is $115.53. With average free cash flows of $1.19 Billion that have been growing at an average rate of 3.6% over the last 6 years, Yum! Brands declining stock performance may not be reflective of the quality of its underlying business.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 1,607,000 300,000 1,307,000 13.85
2022 1,427,000 279,000 1,148,000 -22.22
2021 1,706,000 230,000 1,476,000 28.91
2020 1,305,000 160,000 1,145,000 2.32
2019 1,315,000 196,000 1,119,000 18.79
2018 1,176,000 234,000 942,000
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