Active Runners: Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC)

On Monday, shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), subtract -0.58% and shut at $62.00 inside the end purchasing and offering session. The last exchanging scope of the stock ranges amongst $61.88 and $62.37. Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) recently declared that its Board of Directors authorized repurchases of up to $2 billion in shares of common stock through year end 2017. This is in addition to all prior authorizations. The anticipated share repurchases are part of Yum! Brands’ commitment to returning noteworthycapital to shareholders.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has nearly 43,000 restaurants in 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over six new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.

Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC), added 0.04% and shut at $24.14 inside the last exchanging session. The rest of the purchasing and offering scope of the stock levels among $23.93 and $24.92. The association’s commercial center capitalization is $1.34 Billion with the general uncommon loads of 56.28 million. -Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC), a leading manufacturer of firearms and provider of quality accessory products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, recently declared that its Outdoor Products & Accessories segment, through a partner of Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., has accomplished the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Ultimate Survival Technologies, Inc. (“UST Brands”), a provider of high quality survival and camping equipment, for $32.3 million in cash.  In addition, up to $2.0 million will be due over a period of two years following the closing, contingent upon the financial performance of the attained business.  Based in Columbia, Missouri, Battenfeld Technologies develops and sells shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, knives, and specialty tools under several popular, premium brands, counting Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, Schrade®, Old Timer®, Uncle Henry®, Imperial™, Smith & Wesson®, and M&P®.

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