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Yum Brands shares rise after profit and sales team

Yum Brands Inc. YUM, + 1.12% shares increased 3% in Wednesday's premarket trading after the restaurant company reported earnings for…

Yum Brands Inc.

YUM, + 1.12%

shares increased 3% in Wednesday’s premarket trading after the restaurant company reported earnings for the third quarter and sales that met expectations. The company, whose brands include Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, reported net sales for the third quarter of $ 454 million, or $ 1.40 per share, from $ 418 million, or $ 1.18 per share last year. Adjusted EPS was $ 1.04. Revenue amounted to $ 1.39 billion, an increase of $ 1.44 billion the year before. The FactSet consensus was for EPS of 84 cents and a turnover of $ 1

.38 billion. Systemwide, the same retail trade increased by 2%, according to the FactSet guidance. Taco Bell was up 5%, ahead of FactSet expectations of 3% growth. KFC increased 3% and fought FactSet’s 2.4% growth guidance. and Pizza Hut fell 1%, which was lower than the FactSet expectation of 0.4% growth. The Yum share has won 6% for the year so far while the S & P 500 index

SPX, + 1.57%

is 0.3% for the period.

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