Even in a slow economy, the company has delivered value pricing and kept margins high.
Prudential is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Staples is downgraded to 'sell.'
Competition among restaurant chains heats up in the region.
The company will use half of its 2012 capital expenditure for renovating its restaurants around the world.
The restaurant chain has an uncanny ability to reinvent itself and grow sales.
Gains overseas can't hide weakness in the U.S.
The fast-food chain's fortunes are a highlight of Yum Brands' first quarter.
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