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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fast-food giant Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Yum! and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Yum! facts


Headquarters (founded)

Louisville, Ky. (1997)

Market Cap

$29.3 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$13.6 billion


Chairman/CEO David Novak

CFO Patrick Grismer

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$942.0 million / $3.0 billion

Dividend Yield



McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  )

Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,293 members who have rated Yum! believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, InvestorDeb, tapped the stock's recent slide -- due to bad publicity stemming from a Chinese government safety review of chicken suppliers -- as tasty bargain opportunity:

[Yum!] has secured new suppliers , and the company has taken decisive action to address the issues. Growth in China may be slow for a few quarters, but that does not change the long-term story. International growth remains robust, driven by store expansion, new product innovation and improving demographics.

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8/23/2016 4:01 PM
MCD $115.19 Down -0.23 -0.20%
McDonald's CAPS Rating: ***
WEN $9.99 Up +0.10 +1.01%
Wendy's CAPS Rating: ***
YUM $90.30 Up +0.50 +0.56%
Yum! Brands CAPS Rating: ****