Yum! Brands operates fast food restaurants. In its third-quarter earnings presentation, Yum! reiterated its 2011 full-year earnings per share growth should be at least 12%, excluding special items. The company opened 331 new restaurants in the third quarter, with 138 opening in China.
Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1.9%
Rated "A+ (Buy)" By TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin remained about the same with a year earlier.The company has weak liquidity with a Quick Ratio of 0.67. That demonstrates a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 28.08% compared to a year ago. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $68.63. The stock closed at $59.62 on Monday.