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Analyst Expects Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE: YUMC) To Make Big Moves

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.33, or -0.58%, to $56.87. The Yum China Holdings Inc. has recorded 14,228 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Yum China unveils “RGM 2.0” strategy and introduces 3-year financial targets at 2023 Investor Day.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, YUMC falls under the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating within the Restaurants industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $57.20 and fluctuated between $58.05 as its day high and $57.06 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Yum China Holdings Inc. is $22.98B. A total of 2.43 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.72M shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, YUMC has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 46,511 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 49 BUYs and 60 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 711,355 shares during that period but sold 8,292,680.

In the most recent transaction, Wat Joey sold 95,171 shares of YUMC for 61.94 per share on May 11. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 317,926 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 10, Wat Joey sold 2,800 shares at 61.94 per share. YUMC shares that Chief Executive Officer owns now total 256,723.

Among the insiders who sold shares, BASSI PETER A disposed of 17,500 shares on May 09 at a per-share price of $60.96. This resulted in the Director holding 46,264 shares of YUMC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Yang William Wang sold 1,136,016 shares at $62.31 per share on May 04. Company shares held by the Director now total 13,035,635.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Yum China Holdings Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.52, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.91%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.48. YUMC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/25/2023 when it declared a $0.13 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/18/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/20/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 5/26/2023. The YUMC stock dividend was $0.13 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for YUMC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $73.39 with high estimates of $79.20 and low estimates of $50.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, YUMC has a high of $64.70 and a low of $38.58.

As of this writing, YUMC has an earnings estimate of $0.68 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.7 per share and a lower estimate of $0.66. The company reported an EPS of $0.69 in the last quarter, which was 50.00% higher than expectations of $0.46.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. YUMC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $4.00B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.33B in debt and $2.38B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $15.67, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $7.92B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for YUMC is Buy with a score of 3.83.

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