|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||86.05 - 87.18|
|52 Week Range||65.36 - 87.45|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||23.01|
|Earnings Date||May 2, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.44 (1.69%)|
|1y Target Est||86.00|
Analysts are expecting Yum! Brands (YUM) to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.68 in 1Q18, which represents growth of 4.6% from $0.65 in 1Q17. The EPS growth is expected to be driven by the expansion of the EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margin, a lower effective tax rate, and share repurchases.
Domino's Pizza surged after reporting its best EPS and revenue growth in years. Chipotle Mexican Grill soared on its strong earnings late Wednesday and bullish comments from its new CEO.
Will Yum! Brands Outperform Analysts’ Expectations in 1Q18? Analysts expect Yum! Brands (YUM) to post revenue of $1.08 billion in 1Q18, which represents a fall of 23.8% from its $1.42 billion in 1Q17. The refranchising of company-owned restaurants is expected to lower the company’s revenue.
Yum! Brands (YUM) is scheduled to announce its 1Q18 earnings before the market opens on May 2. As of April 24, the company was trading at $85.18, which represents a rise of 6.3% since the announcement of its 4Q17 earnings on February 8.
Yum! Brands, Inc. Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.36 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be distributed June 8, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 16, 2018.
Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG.N) rallied on Wednesday ahead of the company's first quarterly report under a new chief executive hired to turn around the struggling burrito chain. Chipotle has surged 36 percent since announcing in February that it hired Brian Niccol from Yum Brands Inc's (YUM.N) Taco Bell unit as CEO to win back customers lost after a series of food safety lapses. Wall Street's recent optimism has focused on what Niccol is likely to do, rather than on Chipotle's performance during his short time at the helm.
Shares of Denver-based burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. ( CMG) are making a comeback this year. Bernstein Research issued a note Tuesday indicating that a new advertising campaign may do the trick for the fast-food chain as it struggles to revive foot traffic. The investment firm expects the stock to rise to $500 over 12 months, reflecting an over-50% upside. New ads "rightly focuses on food imagery and ingredient quality," wrote Bernstein, noting that ad campaigns have worked to boost other brands such as Yum! Brands Inc.'s ( YUM) KFC and Sonic Corp. ( SONC).
For pretty much three years now, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock has been almost remarkably range-bound. SBUX stock had been one of the market’s better performers for years, but since July 2015, it has stayed almost entirely between a low price of $54 and a high price of $63. Tax reform has brought in the earnings multiple assigned to SBUX stock, which now sits at a more reasonable 21x.
Starbucks' (SBUX) Americas segment is likely to witness softer comps growth in Q2. Revenues are expected to grow, courtesy of store openings, innovations, best-in-class loyalty program and digital offerings.
Pizza Hut is gearing up for its first big promotion as the official pizza sponsor of the National Football League. To celebrate the 2018 NFL Draft, which takes place Thursday through Saturday, Pizza Hut is offering several discounts and deals. The partnership opens doors for parent company Yum Brands, which has been working hard to revitalize Pizza Hut.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today KFC announced the return of world renowned and famously sun-crisped actor George Hamilton as the Extra Crispy™ Colonel to launch its newest menu item, the Crispy Colonel: a classic chicken filet, hand-breaded in our kitchens and made to order by the KFC fried chicken experts with mayo and pickles on a bun. Customers will get a piping hot, Extra Crispy chicken sandwich made just for them every single time – with the unmistakably crispy, fresh-out-of-the fryer, golden brown crunch only KFC can provide. Not content with only making its Extra Crispy chicken sandwich as a classic option, KFC is also making the Crispy Colonel available in its three signature southern-inspired flavors to appeal to a variety of preferences: Smoky Mountain BBQ, spicy and smoky Nashville Hot, and sweet and tangy Georgia Gold honey mustard BBQ.