Yum Brands Inc (YUM): Today's Featured Leisure Winner

The leisure industry closed the day down 0.3%. Pizza Inn Holdings Inc ( PZZI), Buffalo Wild Wings Inc ( BWLD), Canterbury Park Holding Corporation ( CPHC), and P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc ( PFCB) were all winners today within the leisure industry with Yum Brands Inc ( YUM) being today's featured leisure winner. Yum Brands Inc rose 54 cents (1.1%) to $52.16 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.7 million shares of Yum Brands Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick service restaurant company in the United States and internationally. The company develops, operates, franchises, and licenses a system of restaurants, which prepare, package, and sell various food items. Yum Brands Inc has a market cap of $24.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Penn National Gaming ( PENN), Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc ( DDE), and Dover Motorsports Inc ( DVD) were all losers within the leisure industry with Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) being today's leisure industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the leisure industry could consider PowerShares Dynamic Leisure&Entert ( PEJ) while those bearish on the leisure industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services ( SCC).

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