The Yum! Conundrum

Shares of Yum! Brands (YUM) popped on last week's upgrade from Robert Baird. Is YUM a worthy stock to own, and is now a good time to buy? Let's take a point-by-point view of this stock.

YUM is growing slightly faster than its peers, and its net operating cash flow has jumped by more than 23% since last year. Baird likes the stock due to valuation, yet by many metrics, YUM isn't cheap. YUM's forward price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is 18.5, which is a not unreasonable. The stock's price-earnings-to-growth ratio (PEG ratio) is on the expensive side at 1.73....331 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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