Yum! Brands announces additional $1B share repurchase program The $1B in additional share repurchases of the company's outstanding common stock is authorized through May 31, 2014. Year-to-date, the company has repurchased $815M of shares of common stock at an average price of $66.
Yum! Brands March weekly calls active amid renewed spin-off speculation Yum! Brands March weekly 79 and 80 calls are active on total call volume of 10,500 contracts (500 puts) amid renewed spin-off speculation. March weekly call option implied volatility is at 30, April is at 23, May is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking large positions for upside price movement.