Credit Suisse Upgrades Yum! Brands (YUM) to Outperform

October 19, 2016 6:31 AM EDT
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Price: $130.31 +6.28%

Rating Summary:
    15 Buy, 21 Hold, 3 Sell

Rating Trend: Down Down

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 18 | Down: 11 | New: 19
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Credit Suisse upgraded Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) from Neutral to Outperform with a price target of $96.00 (from $90.00), saying they see a compelling long-term outlook for the 'New Yum'.

Analyst James West commented, "Our bullish outlook primarily applies to "New Yum" (non-China), which will begin trading on a standalone basis on Nov 1, though we also see a favorable risk-reward in Yum China at the current multiple. We see potential for 30-35% total return in New Yum shares over the next ~two yrs. (base case), driven by above-trend EPS growth, modest multiple expansion (due to rising franchise mix), and the 2%+ div. yield."

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Shares of Yum! Brands closed at $86.16 yesterday.

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