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

After Hours

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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. The current market capitalization of Yum China Holdings Inc is $14.62B. A total of 4.75 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.26M 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 1 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 7,076 and the disposition of 3,288 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 37 BUYs and 38 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 610,496 shares during that period but sold 3,801,766.

In the most recent transaction, Zhang Leila sold 1,790 shares of YUMC for 45.02 per share on Nov 24. After the transaction, the Chief Technology Officer now owns 17,081 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 22, Wat Joey bought 14,000 shares at 46.26 per share. YUMC shares that Chief Executive Officer owns now total 269,144.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Wang Warton disposed of 3,975 shares on Nov 21 at a per-share price of $46.78. This resulted in the General Manager, KFC holding 5,108 shares of YUMC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Wat Joey sold 95,171 shares at $61.94 per share on May 11. Company shares held by the Chief Executive Officer now total 317,926.

Dividend

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 $0.54, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.50%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.36. YUMC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/27/2023 when it declared a $0.13 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/19/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/18/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/25/2023. 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 $55.82 with high estimates of $67.70 and low estimates of $30.20. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, YUMC has a high of $64.70 and a low of $33.55.

As of this writing, YUMC has an earnings estimate of $0.16 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.24 per share and a lower estimate of $0.08. The company reported an EPS of $0.47 in the last quarter, which was 2.20% 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 $2.83B in debt and $2.38B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $15.83, 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 4.13.

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