There are a few companies and sectors that I consider to be core holdings of any long-term diversified portfolio. That’s because they involve something that is truly fundamental to the human experience, something that has become so …
It’s been almost 14 months since that separation; how’s that going? Earlier this month, Yum China was downgraded to sell by Zacks, as Yum! itself focuses on developing its three restaurant chains — Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and …
YUM reported Q4 earnings a few days ago and the stock has sold off hard. The system is performing well and margins are rising thanks to refranchising, but it isn't enough. The valuation is very full here so I don't see a lot of upside. I see the …
Finally, Yum China boosted its stock repurchase authorization by $250 million, bringing its total authorization to $550 million. Subsequent to the end of the year, Yum China estimated that it would need to recognize a one-time expense of …
We are in the thick of the Q3 earnings season with results seemingly on solid ground given the positive momentum on the revenue front. Apart from maintaining the above-average proportion of positive earnings surprises, the estimate revision …
Yum Brands (YUMC) is partnering with the food delivery app Grubhub (GRUB) to deliver KFC and Taco Bell to your door, the companies announced Thursday. Grubhub investors were wild about the news -- its stock soared 28% Thursday. …
Yum China is now a franchisee of Yum Brands. And Yum is refranchising stores in other markets, with the plan to get to 98 percent franchised by the end of next year. Shareholders thus got stock in a high growth franchisee in a rapid …
The restaurant industry has been lacking zing over the past few quarters. Negative comps resulting from sluggish traffic, along with rising costs, continue to take the shine out of restaurant stocks. Nevertheless, some of the big names like …