Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) Position Cut by Claro Advisors LLC

Claro Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMCFree Report) by 17.7% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 6,330 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,363 shares during the quarter. Claro Advisors LLC’s holdings in Yum China were worth $269,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. Perigon Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in Yum China by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 7,576 shares of the company’s stock valued at $422,000 after buying an additional 194 shares during the period. Boothbay Fund Management LLC lifted its position in Yum China by 2.5% in the first quarter. Boothbay Fund Management LLC now owns 8,976 shares of the company’s stock worth $569,000 after purchasing an additional 218 shares during the period. Beacon Pointe Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Yum China by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Beacon Pointe Advisors LLC now owns 21,103 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,192,000 after purchasing an additional 223 shares in the last quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC increased its position in shares of Yum China by 1.6% during the 3rd quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC now owns 15,551 shares of the company’s stock valued at $867,000 after purchasing an additional 243 shares during the period. Finally, Farther Finance Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 116.8% in the second quarter. Farther Finance Advisors LLC now owns 464 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the period. 85.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Analyst Ratings Changes

YUMC has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. HSBC dropped their price target on Yum China from $66.80 to $51.30 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $38.00 target price (down previously from $65.00) on shares of Yum China in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft began coverage on shares of Yum China in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $58.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.65.

Read Our Latest Analysis on Yum China

Yum China Stock Performance

YUMC stock opened at $40.19 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. Yum China Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $33.55 and a 12 month high of $64.70. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $39.82 and a two-hundred day moving average of $44.00. The company has a market capitalization of $16.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 0.45.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMCGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $2.49 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.32 billion. Yum China had a return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 7.53%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 19.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Yum China Holdings, Inc. will post 2.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Yum China Increases Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 5th were paid a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 4th. This is a positive change from Yum China’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.59%. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.65%.

About Yum China

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Yum China Holdings, Inc owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through KFC, Pizza Hut, and All Other segments. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Lavazza, Little Sheep, and Huang Ji Huang concepts. The company also operates V-Gold Mall, a mobile e-commerce platform to sell products; and offers online food deliver services.

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