4. As of noon trading, Yum Brands ( YUM) is up $0.56 (0.8%) to $73.97 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.17-$74.06 after having opened the day at $73.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.41.

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. Yum Brands has a market cap of $33.4 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Yum Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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 reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Yum Brands Ratings Report now.

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