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) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Yum Brands fell $1.04 (-1.5%) to $70.43 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,098,754 shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,104,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $70.03-$71.57 after having opened the day at $71.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.47. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were:
Digital Domain Media Group
), down 15.0%,
), down 15.0%,
), down 11.6% and
), down 11.4%.
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YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S., and YUM Restaurants India. Yum Brands has a market cap of $32.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Yum Brands a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full Yum Brands Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 11.1% and
), up 9.8% , were all gainers within the services sector with
) being today's featured services sector leader.
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