After strong 3rd-Q profit, Yum expects 4th-Q sales to stay soft

After strong 3rd-Q profit, Yum expects 4th-Q sales to stay soft

LOUISVILLE KY. Yum! Brands Inc., based here, fresh from reporting an 18-percent, year-to-year jump in third-quarter profit on the strength of its overseas operations, said the fourth quarter will be particularly hard for its U.S. business as sales will remain soft and benefits from lower commodities will trail off. —

Yum Brands’ U.S. business, which franchises the

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