Insider Buying: Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC) Director Buys $159,040.00 in Stock

Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) Director Jonathan S. Linen bought 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $39.76 per share, for a total transaction of $159,040.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 41,236 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,639,543.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) opened at $40.29 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.42, a current ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,480.00 and a PE ratio of 28.17. Yum China Holdings Inc has a fifty-two week low of $25.53 and a fifty-two week high of $48.75.

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

The company also recently disclosed a Not Available dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.00248200546041201%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio is currently 6.99%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Macquarie assumed coverage on Yum China in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Yum China from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two research 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 has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $44.28.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in YUMC. Truewealth LLC bought a new stake in Yum China in the fourth quarter valued at about $129,000. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in Yum China in the third quarter valued at about $201,000. Burney Co. bought a new stake in Yum China in the fourth quarter valued at about $202,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new stake in Yum China in the second quarter valued at about $267,000. Finally, Circle Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in Yum China by 26.9% in the fourth quarter. Circle Wealth Management LLC now owns 7,082 shares of the company’s stock valued at $283,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. 80.30% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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