Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) Sets New 12-Month Low at $46.69

Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMC)’s stock price reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $46.69 and last traded at $46.69, with a volume of 22492 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.95.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. TheStreet lowered shares of Yum China from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, November 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Yum China from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $74.10.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $50.78 and a 200-day moving average of $57.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.14, a PEG ratio of 3.03 and a beta of 0.78.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 27th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.04). Yum China had a return on equity of 9.95% and a net margin of 6.78%. The firm had revenue of $2.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.50 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.66 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts anticipate that Yum China Holdings, Inc. will post 1.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 16th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 24th were issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 23rd. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.17%.

In related news, insider Aiken Yuen sold 1,480 shares of Yum China stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.99, for a total transaction of $81,385.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.31% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in YUMC. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Yum China during the 3rd quarter worth about $27,000. Albion Financial Group UT acquired a new stake in shares of Yum China during the 2nd quarter valued at about $28,000. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 152.3% during the 3rd quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC now owns 671 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,000 after buying an additional 405 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Bay Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 59.2% during the 3rd quarter. Eagle Bay Advisors LLC now owns 793 shares of the company’s stock valued at $46,000 after buying an additional 295 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AdvisorNet Financial Inc raised its stake in shares of Yum China by 27.6% in the 3rd quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $54,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.93% of the company’s stock.

About Yum China (NYSE:YUMC)

Yum China Holdings, Inc engages in the operation and management of restaurants and fast food chains. It operates through the following segments: Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Pizza Hut, and All Other Segments. The KFC segment operates restaurant chain. The Pizza Hut segment covers the Pizza Hut casual dining and Pizza Hut home service.

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