Russell Investments Group Ltd. Grows Stake in Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMC)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMCGet Rating) by 22.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 330,732 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 59,939 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.08% of Yum China worth $13,780,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Xponance Inc. boosted its holdings in Yum China by 2.8% during the 4th quarter. Xponance Inc. now owns 7,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $384,000 after acquiring an additional 208 shares during the period. Enterprise Financial Services Corp increased its stake in Yum China by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 25,220 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,257,000 after buying an additional 221 shares during the period. Glenview Trust Co lifted its holdings in Yum China by 1.4% during the 4th quarter. Glenview Trust Co now owns 17,908 shares of the company’s stock valued at $893,000 after buying an additional 240 shares in the last quarter. Dodge & Cox boosted its position in Yum China by 2.5% in the 4th quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 12,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $608,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Finally, Lountzis Asset Management LLC grew its stake in Yum China by 10.7% in the 1st quarter. Lountzis Asset Management LLC now owns 5,111 shares of the company’s stock worth $212,000 after acquiring an additional 495 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.30% of the company’s stock.

Yum China Stock Performance

Yum China stock opened at $49.15 on Friday. Yum China Holdings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $33.55 and a fifty-two week high of $63.45. The company has a market capitalization of $20.82 billion, a PE ratio of 27.77, a P/E/G ratio of 6.93 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $45.43 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a current ratio of 2.05.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMCGet Rating) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $2.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.60 billion. Yum China had a return on equity of 3.91% and a net margin of 7.90%. Yum China’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.54 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Yum China Holdings, Inc. will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current year.

Yum China Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 25th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 24th. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 27.12%.

Yum China Profile

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Yum China Holdings, Inc owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in China. The company operates through two segments, KFC and Pizza Hut. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang, Lavazza, COFFii & JOY, Taco Bell, and East Dawning brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, hot pot cooking, simmer pot, Italian coffee, specialty coffee, Mexican-style food, and Chinese food categories.

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