A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Yum! Brands Inc (Symbol: YUM) is the #54 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must have repurchased at least 5% of its outstanding shares over the trailing twelve month period. In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the list of stocks with strong buyback activity was ranked according to those averages.
YUM operates in the Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants & Travel sector, among companies like McDonald's Corp ( MCD ) which is up about 0.7% today, and Starbucks Corp. ( SBUX ) trading up by about 1.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of YUM, versus MCD and SBUX.
YUM is currently trading up about 0.2% midday Monday.
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