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Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

  • Apr. 10, 2013, 6:15 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:45 p.m.: AEZS +29%. ZUMZ +10%. PCYG +4%. BLK +4%. MDU +3%.
    After-hours top losers: FTNT -15%. APOG -7%. EQIX -4%. FIRE -4%. YUM -3%.
    | Apr. 10, 2013, 6:15 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 10, 2013, 5:03 PM
    Yum Brands (YUM) falls after the bell as the company says China same-store sales fell 13% in March after renewed avian flu fears caused KFC revenues in the region to dip 16%. The company says it will continue to "educate consumers that properly cooked chicken is perfectly safe to eat." Shares -2.64% AH.
    | Apr. 10, 2013, 5:03 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 10, 2013, 12:17 PM
    A Chinese biology lab reports the H7N9 avian influenza is tied to a genetic re-assortment of wild birds from East Asia and chickens from East China. That last bit could have a negative read-through for Yum Brands (YUM +1.2%) as the outbreak hits the company shortly after it was already dealing with unrelated issues with a chicken supplier that continues to dent sales in the region.
    | Apr. 10, 2013, 12:17 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 9, 2013, 8:58 AM
    McDonald's (MCD) reduces its prices on chicken nuggets in China in reaction to demand worries tied to the H7N9 bird virus, according to information culled from Weibo. Analysts warn that both McDonald's and Yum Brands (YUM) could see a short-term demand slump as the headlines out of China become more alarming. What to watch: If the local chicken market suffers large supply disruptions, General Mills (GIS) subsidiary Wan Chai Ferry and Tyson Foods (TSN) could pick up the slack.
    | Apr. 9, 2013, 8:58 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 8, 2013, 7:54 AM
    The avian flu scare in China unsettled shares of Yum Brands (YUM) last week as they slipped 5% and creates another overhang on the restaurant operator's prospects in the region. What to watch: The company is expected to comment on the impact of the bird flu on sales when it reports earnings next week.
    | Apr. 8, 2013, 7:54 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 5, 2013, 9:13 AM
    KFC will offer even more boneless chicken menu items starting on April 14 as consumer trends continue to indicate a strong preference away from the traditional bucket of boned chicken ala the Colonel Sanders days. On the margin front for Yum Brands (YUM), the move to boneless should provide a benefit with pricing the same but costs slightly lower. YUM -2.1% premarket.
    | Apr. 5, 2013, 9:13 AM | 4 Comments
  • Apr. 1, 2013, 6:42 AM
    Yum Brands (YUM) plans to open 40 restaurants in the U.K. and Ireland as well as modernize another 160 as it looks to expand in the region. Amid a soft restaurant climate in Europe, American fast food chains such as McDonald's and Domino's have seen growth pick up in the U.K.
    | Apr. 1, 2013, 6:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 28, 2013, 9:40 AM
    Yum Brands (YUM -0.5%) introduces kid-sized Li'l Bucket meals today loaded with chicken, applesauce, a side, and a drink. The company learned its lesson from last year's switch to uniform packaging for childrens meals and will stick with a kid-friendly look for the menu items.
    | Mar. 28, 2013, 9:40 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 25, 2013, 2:30 PM
    Restaurant blues: The consensus estimate of economists for consumer spending growth in February is for a 0.6% gain after the measure rose 0.2% in January but don't expect restaurants to report strong numbers for Q1. Inside tracking and guidance warnings from key companies indicate that the sector is feeling the pressure of higher payroll taxes. Major chains also face a tough period of comparable with last year's winter much milder on average in the U.S.
    | Mar. 25, 2013, 2:30 PM | 4 Comments
  • Mar. 22, 2013, 3:57 PM
    Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) declares $0.335/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.93%. For shareholders of record Apr. 12. Payable May 03. Ex-div date Apr. 10. (PR)
    | Mar. 22, 2013, 3:57 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 13, 2013, 12:44 PM
    Tidbits from Yum Brands' (YUM +1.1%) presentation at the BofA Consumer & Retail Conference: 1) Profit breakdown: Asia Pacific 42%; Europe 23%; Americas 18%; Middle East Africa 17%. 2) The company forecasts a mid single digit EPS decline in 2013, in-line with estimates. 3) Execs say they see a big opportunity in China to Americanize the Chinese consumer for breakfast as they set plans to "own" the segment. 4) Also on the radar in China is developing a fast-food Chinese food chain. (webcast)
    | Mar. 13, 2013, 12:44 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 12, 2013, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: GLUU +23%. OCZ +15%. LLEN +12%. HEK +9%. PAY +7%. RFIL +7%. YUM +6%.
    Losers: PWRD -10%. CBMX -7%. FCEL -7%. RSH -7%. DMND -6%. YNDX -6%. CALI -6%.
    | Mar. 12, 2013, 9:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 12, 2013, 7:54 AM
    Yum Brands (YUM) gently falls back into favor with a number of Wall Street firms as devastating sales losses in China seem to have bottomed out. Bank of America ups its price target to $80 from $70, while Oppenheimer and Bernstein both take the long view by saying shares will need time to rebound in full. The 6.4% premarket jump in YUM shares is mainly short covering, according to Raymond James.
    | Mar. 12, 2013, 7:54 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 11, 2013, 6:06 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:30 p.m.: HEK +10%. IRBT +10%. PAY +8%. YUM +6%. HTZ +6%.
    After-hours top losers: PWRD -9%. DMND -6%. GOV -5%. [PCRX -5%. SLCA -3%.
    | Mar. 11, 2013, 6:06 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 11, 2013, 4:30 PM
    Yum Brands (YUM) reports same-store sales in China -20% in Q1 vs. its earlier estimate of 25%. February same-store sales registered a sequential gain of about 2%. For the full quarter thus far, the impact of the Chinese New Year is judged as neutral. Shares +7.5% AH.
    | Mar. 11, 2013, 4:30 PM | 4 Comments
  • Mar. 11, 2013, 8:19 AM
    The number of negative comments about Yum Brands (YUM) on blogging sites in China dropped from a monthly peak of 3M, but still totaled just over a million during a recent tracking period. The company reports February same-store sales in China later today which will give investors a better idea on the lingering effect of the chicken contamination scare.
    | Mar. 11, 2013, 8:19 AM | Comment!
Company Description
Yum Brands Inc through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, develops, operates, franchises and licenses a system of restaurants which prepare, package and sell a menu of competitively priced food items.
Sector: Services
Industry: Restaurants
Country: United States