Yum! Brands is acquiring charbroiled hamburgers-famed Habit Restaurants, for around $375 million.
Yum, parent of casual dining restaurant chains KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, said on Monday that it was buying Habit for $14 a share in cash.
The acquisition could potentially bolster/expand Yum’s menu offerings by adding Habit's specialties like flame-grilled burgers, chargrilled chicken, tuna and other sandwiches.
“As a fast-casual concept with strong unit economics, The Habit Burger Grill is a fantastic addition to the Yum! family and has significant untapped growth potential in the U.S. and internationally,” Yum! Brands CEO David Gibbs said in a statement.
Yum! Brands indicated that it is expecting minimal impact to non-GAAP earnings per share before special items in 2020, with accretion starting in 2021 and increasing after that.
YUM saw its Momentum Indicator move above the 0 level on February 07, 2024. This is an indication that the stock could be shifting in to a new upward move. Traders may want to consider buying the stock or buying call options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 83 similar instances where the indicator turned positive. In of the 83 cases, the stock moved higher in the following days. The odds of a move higher are at .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for YUM just turned positive on February 12, 2024. Looking at past instances where YUM's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 41 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
YUM moved above its 50-day moving average on February 07, 2024 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend.
The 50-day moving average for YUM moved above the 200-day moving average on February 14, 2024. This could be a long-term bullish signal for the stock as the stock shifts to an upward trend.
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where YUM advanced for three days, in of 352 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The 10-day RSI Indicator for YUM moved out of overbought territory on March 01, 2024. This could be a bearish sign for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 43 similar instances where the indicator moved out of overbought territory. In of the 43 cases, the stock moved lower in the following days. This puts the odds of a move lower at .
The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 13 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where YUM declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
YUM broke above its upper Bollinger Band on February 14, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (0.000) is normal, around the industry mean (7.382). P/E Ratio (24.583) is within average values for comparable stocks, (180.107). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.291) is also within normal values, averaging (1.947). Dividend Yield (0.018) settles around the average of (0.032) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (5.534) is also within normal values, averaging (2.435).
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. YUM’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 81, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to worse than average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a company that owns and franchises quick-service restaurants
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, YUM has been closely correlated with MCD. These tickers have moved in lockstep 67% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if YUM jumps, then MCD could also see price increases.