Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 14, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.41 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 06, 2015. Shareholders who purchased YUM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.81% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of YUM was $72.91, representing a -12.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $83.58 and a 10.79% increase over the 52 week low of $65.81.
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 $3.19. Zacks Investment Research reports YUM's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.41%, compared to an industry average of 14.9%.
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 )
- EGShares Blue Chip ETF ( BCHP )
- PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Growth Portfolio ( PWB )
- PowerShares Value Line Timeliness Select Portfolio ( SPHQ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PEJ with an increase of 7.63% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of YUM at 5.1%.
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