Top Investments for 2011 12/15/2010

Looking for a great investment for the new year? The Wall Street Journal recently published a list of promising investments for those looking for a profitable 2011. Twelve companies were highlighted and who ranked among the top? Yum Brands! Why is Yum so promising? Their existing China market strength and opportunity for continued growth China.

Yum Brands expands in ChinaWho is Yum? Yum is the company behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco bell. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Yum has been in China for 20 years and in fact, KFC is the top “western fast food” chain in China. In addition, the China segment of the business is more lucrative than their domestic operations.

Is there room for growth in China? You bet! In America, there is one fast food restaurant for every 2,000 city residents. Compared to China, where there is one fast food restaurant for every 14,000 urban dwellers. As a result, the Journal expects Yum’s profits to increase 12 percent to $1.3 billion in 2011 as the China segment of the business grows.

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