Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 14.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $5.58 (+8.5%) at $71.28 as of 2:10 p.m. ET.
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Yum has a market cap of $30.51 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 21.2, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 20.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. 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. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.