Yum struggles in China a year after KFC crisis began, WSJ reports As China head for Yum Brands, Sam Su built its KFC unit into the biggest foreign restaurant chain in the world's most populous market. But that is under threat from a persistent public backlash over the reported use of growth hormones and antibiotics by two KFC chicken suppliers, reports the Wall Street Journal. The backlash is expected to push Yum's China annual same-store sales down for the first time at least since Yum started breaking out China in financial reports in 2005. Reference Link
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.