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The Quickest Earnings Preview for Yum! Brands (YUM) Stock

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Today’s quick video takes a look at Yum! Brands (YUM - Free Report) heading into their earnings report. The company, which is best known for its Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC divisions, has been on a nice run so far in 2016, and it actually hasn’t missed earnings estimates this year either.

The stock has also moved out of ‘sell’ territory and it is now a ‘hold’, while the earnings ESP suggests that the most recent estimates have been positive. This is definitely a good sign for YUM heading into the release, but let’s not discount the impact from a sluggish industry. The overall space is ranked in the bottom 25%, so it may be difficult for YUM to breakout given these trends.

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Starting on November 1st, Yum China will be available for purchase on the NYSE under the symbol ‘YUMC’. Any additional details regarding this spin-off are likely to weigh on the report, and especially since the China division seems to have rebounded a bit following the food scare from a few years ago. Is it still a good idea to eject the China division given that this could be a high growth area for the future? We will have to see on the report this week, making this a stock that could see some seriously volatile trading in the days and weeks ahead.

Yum! Brands reports on October 5th after the bell and we are looking for earnings of $1.09/share from the company. Make sure to watch the video for a quick guide to YUM heading into the report, but if you want to trade YUM stock, check out Dave Bartosiak’s Live Trader for some option insights ahead of the release.

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