Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC) Insider Sells $403,668.10 in Stock

Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) insider Riu Sun sold 10,054 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.15, for a total value of $403,668.10. Following the sale, the insider now owns 17,622 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $707,523.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE YUMC) traded up $0.32 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $40.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,126,213 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,570,059. Yum China Holdings Inc has a 1-year low of $25.53 and a 1-year high of $48.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. The stock has a market cap of $15,311.86, a PE ratio of 39.99, a P/E/G ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.67.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.02. Yum China had a return on equity of 21.06% and a net margin of 5.64%. The business had revenue of $2.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.15 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.17 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Yum China Holdings Inc will post 1.6 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a Not Available dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.00248200546041201%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio is currently 9.90%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Truewealth LLC bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the 4th quarter worth approximately $129,000. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $201,000. Burney Co. bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the 4th quarter worth approximately $202,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $267,000. Finally, AHL Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $335,000. 80.30% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on YUMC. Zacks Investment Research cut Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Macquarie assumed coverage on Yum China in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $44.28.

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About Yum China

Yum China Holdings, Inc is a restaurant company. The Company’s segments include KFC, Pizza Hut Casual Dining, and All Other Segments, including Pizza Hut Home Service, East Dawning, Little Sheep and Taco Bell. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 7,500 restaurants in China. Its restaurant base consists of various restaurant concepts.

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