More on Yum! Brands (YUM): The company remains a China story with same store sales there growing...

|About: Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM)|By:, SA News Editor

More on Yum! Brands (YUM): The company remains a China story with same store sales there growing 21% Q/Q (19% Y/Y) vs. a 1% Q/Q (-1% Y/Y) in the U.S. The company opened 1,561 new restaurants internationally in 2012, including 656 in China. Operating profit grew 15% Q/Q (15% Y/Y) in China, 10% Q/Q (-12% Y/Y) in the U.S. The company bumps the annual dividend to $1.14/share (from $1.12). Shares +2.6% AH.