UBS Raises Target, Estimates on Yum! Brands (YUM)

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Quick service restaurant operator Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ) on Friday caught some further bullish commentary from analysts at UBS.

The firm maintained its "Buy" rating on YUM and lifted its price target to $81, suggesting a 13% upside to the stock's Thursday closing price of $71.41. The analyst also raised its earnings estimates for the company, citing its strong first quarter results.

Yum! Brands shares rose $1.26, or +1.7%, in morning trading Friday.

The Bottom Line
Shares of Yum Brands ( YUM ) have a 1.60% dividend yield, based on today's closing stock price of $71.41. The stock has technical support in the $65-$68 price area. The shares are trading at all-time highs.

Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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