Junheng Li, Head of Research at JL Warren Capital, says the growth of Yum! Brands in China will make or break the stock, and she forecasts pressures for the company going forward.
Stocks ended a volatile day with strong gains Tuesday after taking a sharp nosedive in midday trading, following a false Twitter post of two explosions in the White House.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
CNBC's Brian Shactman breaks down Yum! Brands' Q1 earnings.
Yum Brands beat on earnings, while revenue was just shy of forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open after dismal Chinese PMI data released early on Tuesday.
It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
It's time to get defensive, Michael Farr of Farr, Miller & Washington says.
As the death toll from a deadly strain of bird flu in China rises to 17, markets are closely monitoring Beijing's handling of the outbreak although officials appear to have learned a trick or two from the SARS crisis a decade ago.
Bird flu originates in birds, but fears of the pandemic are taking a toll on companies like KFC in China, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. There have been 10 deaths in the 38 confirmed bird flu cases there.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance columnist; and Leigh Gallagher, Fortune Magazine, discuss the restaurant's efforts to push franchisees to improve service and quality.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
KFC parent Yum Brands reported sales fell 13% in March at restaurants in China amid a new bird-flu scare.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Concerns are growing for the restaurant industry. How to play Yum Brands amid reports of deaths from the bird flu, with the "Fast Money" traders. Also, what Johnson's exit means for JC Penney shareholders, with Daniel Hurwitz, DDR CEO.
The effects of the latest bird flu can already be seen in Chinese stocks, especially those in the travel or vacation business.
Can't decide which you love more—your honey or maple syrup? Why choose? Denny's is now offering weddings at its Las Vegas restaurant.
The fast-food chain, which is owned by Yum Brands, will introduce fried boneless chicken chunks as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh and drumstick pieces.
Investors are still betting on Chipotle to turn things around, despite recent concerns about margin pressure and slowing growth. TheStreet.com reports.