Wipfli Financial Advisors LLC Takes $65,000 Position in Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMC)

Wipfli Financial Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMCGet Rating) in the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 1,378 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $65,000.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in YUMC. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Yum China by 2.4% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 11,838,471 shares of the company’s stock worth $491,770,000 after buying an additional 282,974 shares during the period. GUARDCAP ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd boosted its position in shares of Yum China by 1.0% during the second quarter. GUARDCAP ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd now owns 9,031,787 shares of the company’s stock worth $438,042,000 after buying an additional 93,532 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in shares of Yum China by 2.2% during the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 7,640,219 shares of the company’s stock worth $317,375,000 after buying an additional 166,052 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in shares of Yum China by 9.0% during the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 3,664,154 shares of the company’s stock worth $177,711,000 after buying an additional 304,063 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in shares of Yum China by 2.4% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 3,263,593 shares of the company’s stock worth $158,285,000 after buying an additional 76,466 shares during the period. 78.89% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Insider Activity

In other news, CTO Leila Zhang sold 1,176 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.51, for a total transaction of $62,927.76. Following the completion of the sale, the chief technology officer now owns 8,399 shares in the company, valued at approximately $449,430.49. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. In other Yum China news, CTO Leila Zhang sold 1,176 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.51, for a total transaction of $62,927.76. Following the sale, the chief technology officer now directly owns 8,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $449,430.49. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Aiken Yuen sold 2,298 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total transaction of $121,334.40. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 8,654 shares in the company, valued at $456,931.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 3,204,362 shares of company stock worth $144,655,851. Insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

Yum China Stock Performance

YUMC opened at $60.21 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $25.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.29 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 2.24 and a quick ratio of 2.09. Yum China Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $33.55 and a 1-year high of $60.72. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $55.19 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $50.09.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMCGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.17. Yum China had a return on equity of 5.39% and a net margin of 8.84%. The company had revenue of $2.69 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.69 billion. Research analysts predict that Yum China Holdings, Inc. will post 1.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Yum China Dividend Announcement

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 29th were given a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 28th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.80%. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.76%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

YUMC has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. StockNews.com upgraded Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. TheStreet upgraded Yum China from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 15th.

Yum China Company 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Yum China (NYSE:YUMC)

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