Insider Selling: Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC) Insider Sells 2,246 Shares of Stock

Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) insider Ted Lee sold 2,246 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.98, for a total value of $92,041.08. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,863 shares in the company, valued at approximately $76,345.74. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Ted Lee also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, November 14th, Ted Lee sold 3,795 shares of Yum China stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.26, for a total value of $137,606.70.

Shares of Yum China stock opened at $41.13 on Tuesday. Yum China Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $30.10 and a 52 week high of $44.61. The firm has a market capitalization of $15.33 billion, a PE ratio of 26.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.87 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.05. Yum China had a return on equity of 19.39% and a net margin of 8.41%. The business had revenue of $1.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.94 billion. Equities analysts forecast that Yum China Holdings Inc will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 28th will be paid a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 27th. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.37%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in YUMC. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Yum China by 22.7% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 32,785,272 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,099,290,000 after purchasing an additional 6,066,549 shares during the last quarter. Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Yum China by 75.9% in the 3rd quarter. Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. now owns 2,448,572 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,969,000 after purchasing an additional 1,056,213 shares during the last quarter. Marathon Asset Management LLP lifted its stake in shares of Yum China by 61.4% in the 3rd quarter. Marathon Asset Management LLP now owns 2,697,257 shares of the company’s stock valued at $94,700,000 after purchasing an additional 1,025,911 shares during the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC lifted its stake in Yum China by 8.9% during the 3rd quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 11,584,404 shares of the company’s stock worth $406,728,000 after acquiring an additional 945,546 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH lifted its stake in Yum China by 52.6% during the 4th quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH now owns 1,756,715 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,903,000 after acquiring an additional 605,370 shares in the last quarter. 76.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on YUMC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Yum China from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. Bank of America raised Yum China from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $34.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, TheStreet raised Yum China from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 24th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.67.

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About Yum China

Yum China Holdings, Inc owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in China. The company operates in two segments, KFC and Pizza Hut. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, East Dawning, and Little Sheep brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, hot pot cooking, Chinese food, and Mexican-style food categories.

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