Yum forecasts 10% jump in EPS for '09

LOUISVILLE Ky. Yum! Brands Inc., parent to Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and other quick-service brands, said this week it expects per-share earnings to increase at least 10 percent in 2009 and reiterated its prediction for a 12-percent jump for the current year.

The guidance, which will be detailed at an analyst conference on Dec. 10, excludes special one-time items, the company said. If the growth targets are met in 2009, it would mark Yum’s eighth consecutive y

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