After-hours gains also came as a result of Yum! lifting its full-year profit growth forecast "to at least 12% based on the continued strength of our international businesses," CEO David C. Novak said. That would translate to earnings of at least $2.83 a share, excluding items, for the year. That's in line with the current average analysts' view, according to Thomson Reuters data. Yum! booked a 10.5% jump in second-quarter earnings to $316 million, or 65 cents per share, compared with year-earlier earnings of $286 million, or 59 cents a share. Total revenue rose 9.7% to $2.82 billion from $2.57 billion a year ago.