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Yum! Brands Inc. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Yum! Brands Inc. YUM, -0.17% advanced 1.24% to $125.05 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.11% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.21% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Yum! Brands Inc. closed $10.72 short of its 52-week high ($135.77), which the company reached on August 18th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as McDonald's Corp. MCD, -1.23% rose 0.78% to $244.55, Starbucks Corp. SBUX, +0.10% rose 1.00% to $111.87, and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG, -2.80% rose 1.66% to $1,840.69. Trading volume (1.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.

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