Tag Archives: Taco Bell

Yum Brands Enters Second Round Of Bidding For Stake In Yum China Ahead Of Spinoff

Last October, Yum Brands(YUM) finally agreed to spin off its China business under pressure from investors including Keith Meister of Corvex Management. Corvex owns 5.2% of Yum, and Meister sits on the board. Yum, parent of brands including Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell, has 7,205 restaurants in China which collectively earn over $1 billion each year. Currently,… Read More »

$YUM $YUM! Janney Analyst Thinks YUM Brands Should Set Taco Bell Free

Janney analyst Mark Kalikowsky is quite bullish on Taco Bell and recently raised his same store estimates for Taco Bell by four (4) percentage points. More interesting for us here is the fact that Mr. Kalikowsky also reiterated his thoughts that the chain should be spun off from its more globally focused parent, Yum Brands (YUM), which itself… Read More »

Pepsi To Buck Spinoff Fad, Hold On To Snack Foods, For Now

Despite calls by some investors to spin off its Frito-Lay snack food division, Pepsi(PEP) appears ready to continue to remain a single entity. The company has languished during CEO Indra Nooyi’s tenure, rising just 1% in 5 years. The WSJ reports that “A breakup of the company appears unlikely, although the board has looked at the idea.” Instead,… Read More »