YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) is holding above the stock’s moving averages, indicating a postitive uptrend for Services company.
When trading the stock market, investors constantly have to deal with volatility. There are many different reasons why markets may see increased volatility. Whether it is political change, economic events, or even natural disasters, there is always something brewing that has the ability to disrupt the market. When a big event happens, investors might be faced with challenges and be forced to react. Overreacting to market downturns may be common, but it may also hurt the health of the stock portfolio. When the stock market gets choppy and slides, investors may be tempted to quickly pull money out. Pulling out of positions based on specific events may be the right move sometimes, but investors may find that they missed out on gains that followed after a rebound. Staying disciplined and being prepared can help the investor ride out temporary market turbulence.
In order to tell which way a stock is trending, the stock’s share price should be compared to its moving average. The stock will be uptrending if it is being traded above its moving averages and downtrending if it is being traded below. The stock stands 3.95% away from its 50-day simple moving average and 17.08% away from the 200-day average. The price currently stands at $116.40.
Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently. Over the past twelve months, YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)‘s stock was 25.71%. 15.14% over the last quarter, and 23.81% for the past six months.
Over the past 50 days, YUM! Brands, Inc. stock was -2.77% off of the high and 9.41% removed from the low. Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here. -2.77% (High), 41.71%, (Low).
The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 57.30 for YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM).
The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.50 on this stock. This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. The Street has a 116.91 target price on the shares for the next 12-18 months.
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