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    KFC parent Yum Brands reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's view after accelerating sales and operating profit at established restaurants in China helped ease worries that growth in its top market was slowing.

  • In the after hours Monday, the Fast Money pros were taking a long, hard look at Yum!. Despite the strong earnings report, they're concerned about gains in the stock.

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    Yum! Brands is on fire as the company continues to benefit from demand in China, with David Palmer, analyst at UBS. "For Yum there is evidence that their sales are accelerating and they are actually going to be okay in 2012," he says.

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