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Chart of the Day: YUM! Brands Looks Tasty

Barchart - Wed May 3, 7:00AM CDT

The Chart of the Day belongs to the restaurant company YUM! Brands (YUM)  .  I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening functions to find stocks with the highest technical buy signals, highest Weighted Alpha, superior current momentum and having a Trend Seeker buy signal then used the Flipchart  feature to review the charts for consistent price appreciation.  Since the Trend Seeker signaled a buy on 4/3 the stock gained  7.27%.

YUM Price vs Daily Moving Averages

Yum! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants worldwide. The company operates through four segments: the KFC Division, the Taco Bell Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Habit Burger Grill Division. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches, Mexican-style food categories, and other food products. The company was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to Yum! Brands, Inc. in May 2002. Yum! Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Barchart Technical Indicators:

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 28.60+Weighted Alpha
  • 23.45% gain in the last year
  • Trend Seeker buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 13 new highs and up 8.14% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 79.74%
  • Recently traded at $142.90 with 50 day moving average of $131.38

Fundamental Factors:

  • Market Cap $39.84 billion
  • Revenue predicted to grow 6.40% this year and another 7.30% next year
  • Earnings estimated to increase 14.20% this year, an additional 15.00% next year and continue to compound at an annual rate of 11.43% for the next 5 years

Analysts and Investor Sentiment -- I don't buy stocks because everyone else is buying but I do realize that if major firms and investors are dumping a stock it's hard to make money swimming against the tide:

  • Wall Street analysts issued  11 strong buys, 1 buy and 15 hold opinions on this stock
  • Analysts have price targets from $125 to $170 with a consensus of $145
  • Value Line gave the stock its average rating of 3 and an 18 month mid-point price target of $156 for a 10% gain
  • CFRAs MarketScope has a 4 start buy rating and a 12 month price target of $151
  • Zacks Comments: Yum! Brands’ first-quarter 2023 results are likely to gain from robust same-store sales growth, unit expansion and strong Taco Bell performance. The company is likely to have benefited from robust digital sales. In the quarter to be reported, we expect same store sales to increase 3.3%.  In first-quarter 2023, our model predicts Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Habit Burger revenues to increase 3.6%, 1% and 16.7% year over year to $253.3 million, $521.9 million and $147 million, respectively. However, our model estimates KFC revenues to decline 0.1% year over year to $659.1 million.
  • 53,420 investors monitor the stock on Seeking Alpha

Disclosure: I/we have no stock, option or similar derivative position in any of the companies mentioned, but may initiate a beneficial Long position through a purchase of the stock, or the purchase of call options or similar derivatives in  the next 72 hours.

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