YUM Plunges After-Hours On 'Shocking' China KFC Miss

Tyler Durden's picture

Just as we warned, the avian flu in China has had a very significant impact on its KFC chain

  • *YUM BRANDS MARCH COMP SALES DOWN 13% FOR CHINA UNIT     :YUM US
  • *YUM BRANDS: MARCH SAME-STORE SALES DOWN 16% AT KFC CHINA

It seems slashing prices did not do the trick - though we are sure this strain of the deadly virus is just a 'storm in a teacup' buying opportunity.

 

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fonzannoon's picture

The stock is down 2%?

James_Cole's picture

Am I hallucinating over here? I see no plunge. 

camaro68ss's picture

Is that a bitcoin chart???? o wait nvm

Almost Solvent's picture

FUCKERS DROP THE BONES FROM WHAT'S LEFT OF THEIR CHICKENS AND WTF IS THAT ALL ABOUT??????

 

I WANT FUCKING BONES IN MY FRIED CHICKEN!!

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/04/05/kfc-kentucky-fried-chicken-boneless-fast-food-chicken/2011419/

 

[ok, calm now, but damn, don't take away my fried chicken bones & Obama phones!!!!!!!!!!]

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Yuan Flu Over the AnAnonymous Cuckoo's Nest

Manthong's picture

Has anyone stopped for a moment to  consider just how finger licking good flu virus infected chicken parts are for you after being deep fried in 370 degree F cooking oil and served at 170 degrees F?

It’s probably a lot safer than the monkey brain tartar or tabby cat chop suey at some venues.

Ness.'s picture

Fuck the chicken... Cartman knows, it's all about the gravy!  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ucVjoTr_7s

 

 

old naughty's picture

b...b...,but, is this related to the PLA Colonel charging US bio-warfare caused latest bird-flu?

some one short kfc ?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

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b...b...,but, is this related to the PLA Colonel charging US bio-warfare caused latest bird-flu?

Well what did they expect? You can't make it any more obvious than building a fucking KFC on the grounds of the infamous Unit 731 complex from WW2.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

A River Pig Runs Through It

 

 

...or just sort of drifts through it, until being fished out by AnAnonymous and added to the menu at his JKC (Just Killed Cat) fastfood franchise.

akak's picture

The Ugly 'American'

How Brown Was My Valley

The China Insanitation Syndrome

With Six Propagandas You Get Eggroll

StychoKiller's picture

You two are gonna give the poor guy/gal a complex! :>D

ziggy59's picture

Rainbow Slime is the Flavor Du Year

kliguy38's picture

Taco Smell spew..........

Sudden Debt's picture

bitcoin... it's already retro vintaged.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

When Yum offers a 1- Yen menu, then you know that deflation has arrived.

Dr. Engali's picture

This is probably good for a cool 1% rise in the S&P tomorrow.

WTF_247's picture

Stop being a pessimist.  It will be at least as good as today, if not more for the market.

YUM will gap down 2-3% and then close down  1%.  Within a week it will be higher than the news gap and pushing.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

The Yen is approaching a value of one U.S. penny.

Who even bothers to pick up a penny anymore?

That means the Yen is basically worthless.

Hyperinflation has already arrived in Japan.

Harbanger's picture

I don't think they're in control of their currency anymore.  They''ve become puppets of the Fed in an attempt to save the dollar.  Same goes for the Euro.  I think the inflation on imports caused by these devaluations is going to be much more they expected. 

laomei's picture

That was more Plaza Accord than anything else

Handful of Dust's picture

YUM could recruit Johnson, the ex-CEO of JCPenneys, to help turn their sales around...i hear he's job hunting.

Groundhog Day's picture

First that disgusting brain chicken and now avian flu.  If they sheep had any fuckin brains KFC would be RIP, but since they don't they'll take some biscuit and fries with them chicken wings

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=kfc+brain+in+chicken&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pwVmUe2ROOiX0QGNtoGIAg&ved=0CDAQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=661

StarTedStackin''s picture

you rike chicken, we hook you up rickety sprit!

Pool Shark's picture

 

 

With all of the recent animal deaths, China is running out of things to deep-fry in batter and serve in styrofoam boxes...

 

krispkritter's picture

Probably best just to eat the styrofoam...hmmm, chicken-flavored styro!

StarTedStackin''s picture

They still have over 6 Billion Chinese!

Harbanger's picture

You tie make fun of me amewican, your chin tu fat maybe you have chicken fru.

Pareto's picture

Buffet only four dolla.  You go home fat boy!!!

Charles Nelson Reilly's picture

Time to round up all the cats & dogs over there and throw them in the deep fryers.

Sudden Debt's picture

dutch article, use babelfish yourself, I'm feeling lazy

http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/3424/economische-crisis/article/detail/1612532/...

the big banking reset is VERY VERY VERY close!!

If you're not out of the banks right now, you'll regret it!!!

RECAPITALISING, RESTRUCTURING AND CLOSING DOWN OF BANKS!!!

RRC!!!

WE'RE TALKING TRILLIONS OF EURO'S BABY!!!

bluskyes's picture

According to Google Translate:
The growth of the world economy will accelerate this year as recovery in Europe and Japan fails. That is Director Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today during a press conference in New York. She thinks that the growth is not much higher than last year. The organization comes about a week with new growth forecasts.

According Lagarde is the world in three scales in parts: (1) countries that are doing well, (2) a number that almost restored (3) and countries that still needed to be done. Europe belongs to the latter category and should include preparation for a solid reform of the banking sector. "The priority must be to continue to clean up the banking system, through to recapitalize, restructure and, if necessary, by some banks to close," said Lagarde

In Japan should rather increase confidence that monetary policy will lead to economic growth. They therefore welcomed the support plans that the Japanese central bank recently unveiled.

The United States, according to Lagarde nice, but she is worried about the automatic cuts that took effect last month. The so-called sequestration may be at the expense of growth at a time when many Americans are unemployed. "It is an extremely coarse instrument that deep cuts in many important programs, including facilities for the weakest, while the main expenditure items as they are."

akak's picture

According to AnAnonymousTranslate:

The growth of the US 'american' economy will accelerationize this year as farming of the poor, extorting of the weak in Europe and Japan fails. That is 'american' Director Christine Lagarde of the International 'American' Monetary Fund (AIMF) said today during an 'american' propaganda session in New York. She thinks that the rate of blobbing-up is not much higher than last year, alas, alas, three times alas.

According 'american' citizen Lagarde is the world in three (alas, alas, alas) scales in parts: (1) US 'american' and non-US 'american' countries that are doing well, (2) a number that almost captured by 'americanism' (3) and countries that still needed to be blobbed-up by duplicitous 'american' interests. "American' Europe belongs to the latter category and should include preparation for a solid movement of the banking sector. "The priority must be to continue to blob up the banking system, through to recapitalize, restructurize and, if necessary, by some banks to closerize," said Lagarde

In 'american' Japan should rather increase confidence that monetary policy will lead to economic growth via monolizing of the currency debasement means. They therefore welcomed the support plans that the 'american' Japanese central bank recently unveiled.

The United States, parangong of consumptionalization and farming the poor, according to 'american' Lagarde nice, but she is worried about the automatic cuts that took effect last month. The so-called sequestrationalisticalism may be at the expense of so-called 'american' growth at a time when many 'Americans' are unemployed, except for the middle class, which is the king class. "It is an extremely coarse instrument that deep cuts in many important programs, including facilities for the farming of the weakest, while the main expenditure items as they are.

Alas, alas, three times alas, just have to bear with it."

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Double lucky 88 fortunes for fastfood sellers of Crispy Lotus Bloom Kitten prosperously.

sunnyside's picture

According to sunnysideTranslate:

The growth of the US is fucked, we just won't admit it yet.  Europe and Japan are more fucked but they won't admit it yet either.

Lagarde wants more money and more centralized power.

Japan is really fucked and they have decided to go all in and print the fuck out of their currency since everyone is old.

The US is is fucked since they don't make anything and just buy crap on credit.

Alas, suck it up and print until everyone knows they are fucked.

 

Sudden Debt's picture

it kind of sums it up....
and what you think you have is actually had and it's not you'rs anymore.

banks know on average for about 14 months that they're in a mess.

this sudden widespread pannick isn't just something a couple of guys just thought up.

their derivatives have blown up. The end.

Houston... we won't be comming home...
Apollo 18... over... and out....

Cursive's picture

This is the dip you've been waiting for!

mkhs's picture

Can we be sure you are not the dip shit we have been waiting for?

bania's picture

With a Pulled Pork offering they could turn this around in a heartbeat.

Cdad's picture

Funny...MSM still pretending 16,000 dead pigs in the Shanghai water supply did not happen, too.  Still can't believe that one.

As for YUM, Jim Cramer strikes again, putting everyone in the name the last time it collapsed and bounced.  And everyone on the airwaves tonight saying "buy emerging markets."  Yeah...sounds like a plan.

Sudden Debt's picture

those pigs have been processed into some YUMMYYUMMY Chinese secret sauses and are underways to America as we speak.

CHECK YOUR DISCOUNT COUPONS NEXT WEEK AT WALLMART!!!
CHINESE SECRET SAUSE WEEK!!!