Financial Markets News: THIS COMPANY looks to “HEALTHY FAST FOOD” to save profits

Yum Brands (YUM) has committed itself to going natural, and your favorite fast-food taco is likely to look a little different as a result. Taco Bell, which is owned by YUM along with Pizza Hut and KFC, is committed to removing “all artificial flavors and colors from its food by the end of the year.” The company said it would also like to remove trans fats and other additives by the end of 2017. The move would affect more than 95 percent of all core food items served at Taco Bell[1].

So far, investors do not appear to be particularly impressed with YUM’s commitment. Share values fell fairly steadily late last week from nearly $94 to just over $90. However, these values are still quite near the company’s 52-week high of $95.90, so things are not too bleak. At time of publication, YUM shares were valued at $91.36[2].

Update: YUM closed at $91.80 on May 28, 2015.

Does this major menu change make you more likely to buy YUM shares? How about eat at Taco Bell?

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[1] http://www.marketwatch.com/story/taco-bell-to-remove-artificial-flavors-coloring-2015-05-26-71034923?dist=lcountdown

[2] http://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE:YUM

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  1. G13man says:

    YUM was higher yes , yum was at its highest 5/20
    Yum dropped
    Tuesday 5/26 yum said it was doing as this article says and the stock STOPPED going down [green doji]And has ended the day higher since tuesday …..
    And at the highest the stock has ever been , profit taking happens

    come on Carole Ellis , get with the healthy program !

    so yes , i will eat there !

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