Shares of Yum! Brands Inc.
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
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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.
rose 0.78% to $244.55, Starbucks Corp.
rose 1.00% to $111.87, and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
rose 1.66% to $1,840.69. Trading volume (1.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.