Yum China (YUMC) Given Coverage Optimism Score of -0.02

Press coverage about Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Yum China earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.389486953348 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Yum China (NYSE YUMC) traded up $0.25 during trading on Friday, hitting $42.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,895,927 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,037. The company has a market cap of $16,427.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of -1.98. Yum China has a twelve month low of $25.53 and a twelve month high of $43.55. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $2.04 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.98 billion. Yum China had a return on equity of 21.35% and a net margin of 8.43%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. research analysts expect that Yum China will post 1.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on YUMC shares. Citigroup started coverage on Yum China in a research report on Monday, September 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $51.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Deutsche Bank raised Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.30 target price for the company in a report on Friday, October 6th. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 target price on shares of Yum China in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Nomura started coverage on Yum China in a report on Monday, October 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $51.60 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.28.

In other news, insider Angela Ai sold 17,678 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.05, for a total value of $761,037.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Danny Tan sold 2,124 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.84, for a total value of $88,868.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.23% of the company’s stock.

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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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