Colonial Trust Advisors Grows Position in Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC)

Colonial Trust Advisors increased its holdings in shares of Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) by 10.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 65,559 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,358 shares during the quarter. Colonial Trust Advisors’ holdings in Yum China were worth $2,624,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp raised its stake in Yum China by 40.4% during the fourth quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 121,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,854,000 after acquiring an additional 34,900 shares during the period. GUARDCAP ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd acquired a new stake in Yum China during the fourth quarter worth about $14,168,000. William Blair Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Yum China by 19.4% during the fourth quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 5,611,509 shares of the company’s stock worth $224,573,000 after acquiring an additional 912,317 shares during the period. Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA raised its stake in Yum China by 5.9% during the fourth quarter. Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA now owns 125,385 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,017,000 after acquiring an additional 7,035 shares during the period. Finally, Alkeon Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Yum China by 27.2% during the fourth quarter. Alkeon Capital Management LLC now owns 1,412,230 shares of the company’s stock worth $56,517,000 after acquiring an additional 302,230 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.84% of the company’s stock.

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YUMC has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Yum China from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Yum China in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Yum China from $49.00 to $48.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Yum China presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.51.

In related news, insider Danny Tan sold 3,610 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.50, for a total transaction of $160,645.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Riu Sun sold 10,054 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.15, for a total transaction of $403,668.10. Following the sale, the insider now owns 17,622 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $707,523.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.23% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Yum China stock opened at $41.55 on Thursday. Yum China Holdings Inc has a 12 month low of $26.07 and a 12 month high of $48.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.77, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. The company has a market cap of $15,696.05, a P/E ratio of 41.14, a P/E/G ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.26.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.02. Yum China had a net margin of 5.64% and a return on equity of 20.59%. The business had revenue of $2.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.15 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Yum China Holdings Inc will post 1.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a Not Available dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.00248200546041201%. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio is presently 19.80%.

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Yum China Profile

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

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