Yum Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (YUM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) is tomorrow, October 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 34 cents per share. At a price of $67.55 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Yum has been 3.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Yum has a market cap of $30.09 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick service restaurant company in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 20.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Yum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Yum Ratings Report.

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