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Ahead of the Bell: Yum Brands

A Janney Capital Markets analyst on Thursday reaffirmed his "Buy" rating for Yum Brands Inc., saying that while its shares could fluctuate for a while, the fast food company's long-term growth prospects remain strong. Full story

Yum China sales recovering from food safety, bird flu concerns

(Reuters) - KFC parent Yum Brands Inc <YUM.N> on Wednesday reported a smaller than expected decline in June sales at established restaurants in China, showing signs of recovery after sales were drastically hit by a food safety scare and a bird flu outbreak. Full story

Ahead of the Bell: Yum's China challenges ease

An analyst raised her price target for Yum Brands on Tuesday, partly on continued improvement of the restaurant operator's performance in China. Full story

Will Yum! Brands Beat These Analyst Estimates?

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Merck Shares Spike

   The FMHR traders debate how to play Yum! Brands after the company's China sales fell less-than-expected; and Steve Grasso of Stuart Frankel offers his opinion on whether Merck has more upside ahead.

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  Yum! China Sales Bounce Back

Yum! Brands is bouncing back from a food safety scare in China, with the "Squawk on the Street" crew. "I think this is the beginning of a good streak of numbers," says Jim Cramer.

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File of a sign shows Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville
File of a sign shows Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville

A sign shows Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky in this January 18, 2011 file photo. KFC parent Yum Brands Inc reported on Tuesday a 20 percent drop in first quarter sales at established restaurants in China and warned that fears surrounding the co

File photo of a sign showing Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville
File photo of a sign showing Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville

A sign shows Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky in this January 18, 2011, file photo. Chinese consumers' anger at KFC over a food safety scare has abated as the number of negative posts about the fast food chain owned by Yum Brands Inc on the countr

A sign shows Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville
A sign shows Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville

A sign shows Yum Brands Inc's support center at its corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky January 18, 2011. REUTERS/John Sommers II