Yum Rises On Unusually High Volume (YUM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 10.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $4.50 (+7%) at $68.65 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Yum has a market cap of $29.36 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S., and YUM Restaurants India. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, 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 and good cash flow from operations. 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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