3. As of noon trading, Yum Brands ( YUM) is up $0.99 (1.4%) to $68.89 on light volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.80-$68.99 after having opened the day at $68.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.90.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. Yum Brands has a market cap of $30.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Yum Brands a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yum Brands 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Yum Brands Ratings Report now.

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