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Will Yum Brands (YUM -0.4%) consider making a play for Wendy's (WEN +3.4%)? David Englander...

Will Yum Brands (YUM -0.4%) consider making a play for Wendy's (WEN +3.4%)? David Englander raises the idea as he notes how the positive changes at Wendy's makes the company quite attractive to Yum Brands which has a gaping hole in its restaurant brand portfolio without a burger business of its own. An acquisition would also lower the company's dependence on China - a sticking point to some investors at the moment.
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  • Energysystems
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    I think it'd be a great move, IF $YUM is committed to investing in Wendy's. Most locations are in need of renovation. But it could move $YUM into $MCD level of share price.
    11 Feb 2013, 10:58 AM Reply Like
  • dfmpapaw
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    Is the sticking point with the Wendy shareholders or Yums? I thought China would benefit Wendys quicker than what management has recently stated so was disappointed to hear what I recall as a 10 year plan.
    11 Feb 2013, 11:12 AM Reply Like
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