NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yum! Brands (YUM) are slipping, down 1.21% to $77.35 in pre-market trading Monday, after the quick service restaurant company was issued a negative note by analysts at Goldman Sachs this morning.
Analysts at the firm said they consider the restaurant segment a "neutral" in a new report, but noted that Yum! Brands may face lingering effects from its China food safety issues.
Goldman Sachs resumed coverage with a "sell" rating and a $70 price target.
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The firm also cited missing growth targets outside of China as well as concerns over its unit-growth-driven compensation.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates YUM BRANDS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate YUM BRANDS INC (YUM) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows: