Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 09, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.335 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased YUM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 17.54% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of YUM was $68.32, representing a -8.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.75 and a 16.99% increase over the 52 week low of $58.40.
YUM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) and Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ). YUM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.4. Zacks Investment Research reports YUM's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 12.92%, compared to an industry average of 19.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the YUM Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to YUM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have YUM as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ )
- Columbia Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy Fund ETF ( RWG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PEJ with an increase of 11.36% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of YUM at 4.79%.
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