Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) Shares Purchased by B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. AG

B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. AG increased its stake in shares of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:YUMCGet Rating) by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 179,597 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,893 shares during the quarter. B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. AG’s holdings in Yum China were worth $8,710,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of YUMC. Invesco Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Yum China by 0.5% during the 1st quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 40,931,058 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,700,276,000 after acquiring an additional 203,441 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 5.7% in the 1st quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 17,710,026 shares of the company’s stock valued at $735,674,000 after purchasing an additional 955,868 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 2.4% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 11,838,471 shares of the company’s stock valued at $491,770,000 after purchasing an additional 282,974 shares during the last quarter. GUARDCAP ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. GUARDCAP ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd now owns 9,031,787 shares of the company’s stock valued at $438,042,000 after purchasing an additional 93,532 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 2.2% in the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 7,640,219 shares of the company’s stock valued at $317,375,000 after purchasing an additional 166,052 shares during the last quarter. 76.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Insider Buying and Selling at Yum China

In other Yum China news, Director Fred Hu sold 3,193,127 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.12, for a total transaction of $144,073,890.24. Following the transaction, the director now owns 13,171,651 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $594,304,893.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. In other Yum China news, Director Fred Hu sold 3,193,127 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.12, for a total transaction of $144,073,890.24. Following the transaction, the director now owns 13,171,651 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $594,304,893.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Alice H. Wang sold 3,095 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.60, for a total value of $165,892.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 19,387 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,039,143.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 3,204,362 shares of company stock worth $144,655,851. 0.26% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet raised Yum China from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 15th. StockNews.com raised Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 3rd.

Yum China Price Performance

Shares of YUMC traded up $0.03 on Thursday, reaching $52.25. The stock had a trading volume of 1,460,071 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,743,826. The firm has a market capitalization of $21.86 billion, a PE ratio of 25.87, a PEG ratio of 4.54 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a quick ratio of 2.09, a current ratio of 2.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $47.91 and a 200 day moving average of $46.42. Yum China Holdings, Inc. has a twelve month low of $33.55 and a twelve month high of $55.18.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMCGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $2.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.69 billion. Yum China had a return on equity of 5.39% and a net margin of 8.84%. Sell-side analysts expect that Yum China Holdings, Inc. will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

Yum China Announces Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 28th. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.76%.

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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